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VR8 Variable Volume High Pressure Coolant System

The VR8 is part of MP Systems' Variable Volume VR Series, a line of high-pressure coolant solutions (HPCSs). Sales Manager Kermit Wright said, "A good high-pressure coolant system can extend machine tool life, improve part quality and reduce cycle time." "VR Series systems are very durable and energy efficient," Wright said. "They only use as much horsepower as needed to make set pressure, and the high-pressure system automatically adjusts the volume to maintain it." Variable volume flow adjusts to up to eigh...

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Broaching Unit for Lathes

"The broaching unit BENZ LinA for lathes has been completely revised," said a company spokesperson. "With its new, compact design, the new BENZ LinA 4.0 is lighter and much more rigid, yet capable of up to 1,500 strokes per minute. Easily fine-tuned and with a standard gear ratio of 2:1, this unit can power through many more materials with minimal or no vibration, greatly improving the service life of the cutter." Internal coolant is possible even through the plunger, and improved materials provide tightness against leaks. ...

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Adaptive Manufacturing with Metrology Feedback

CappsNC software allows offline programming and runs any CNC machine tool as a CMM using measurement data to automatically improve the machining process. CappsNC, from Applied Automation Software, Inc., an adaptation of CappsDMIS CMM software, has been developed to program any machining center to perform advanced measurement, metrology and GD&T calculations using the standard DMIS language. Powerful offline programming, with automatic collision avoidance and 5-axis path generation, allows programming of all machine configurations includi...

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Ceramic Grades Aid High-Speed Turning of Demanding HRSA Materials

Sandvik Coromant has introduced two new ceramic insert grades designed to perform high-speed, high-security turning operations on components made from demanding heat-resistant superalloy (HRSA) materials. The CC6220 and CC6230 ceramic grades are developed to machine demanding materials where whisker ceramics and SiAlONs fall short. "Their ability to handle higher cutting speeds contributes to reduced cost per component, while inherent machining security ensures that quality is not compromised. This helps manufacturers produce high-quality ...

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Ergonomic Semi-Automated Lifting Systems

In today's manufacturing world, safety improvements and efficiency gains are key to staying competitive. Dramatic progress in both semi-automated and fully-automated solutions in ergonomic lifting systems is driving growth at Magswitch Lifting Solutions. Stephen Meinhardt heads the lifting systems business unit at Magswitch Technology and is observing that ergonomics is playing a significant role driving the need for safer and faster material handling in the manufacturing world. For some businesses, the jump to fully automated systems does not ...

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Network with Motorsports Experts and Innovators at PRI 2018

"The Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show brings the motorsports world together for the three biggest business days in racing, giving attendees a unique opportunity to connect with industry leaders and experts who can help advance their businesses," said a spokesperson. The 2018 PRI Show, held December 6-8 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, will feature conferences, seminars and programs for racing professionals. By signing up to attend the 2018 PRI Show at pri2018.com, attendees can choose from nearly 100 ev...

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