Newsletter | July 25, 2008

07.25.08 -- Bring Greater Flexibility, Agility, And Multi-Function Efficiencies To Lean Manufacturing

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Surfware, Inc. And Swift-Carb CNC To Launch Swift-Carb TrueMill® Certified Series Of Cutters At IMTS, 2008
Surfware, Inc., developer of SURFCAM® CAD/CAM systems and Kent, Washington-based Swift-Carb CNC, a New Tech cutting tools company, announced today that cutting tools built specifically to optimize TrueMill's patented cutter path will be launched in September, 2008 at IMTS (the International Manufacturing Technology Show) in Chicago...

FUJI Introduces High Efficiency ANS-300TTS And ANS-320TTS Twin Turret Automated Shaft Lathes
New from Fuji, the ANS-300TTS and ANS-320TTS Twin Turret Automated Shaft Lathes are ideal for high volume applications with short cycle times. Boasting 4-axis simultaneous operation, and Fuji's own gantry robot, the ANS-300TTS and the ANS-320TTS achieve faster cycle times and faster takt for optimal work piece output.

Walter Helicheck Tool Compensation Meets Aerospace Demands For Complex Cutting Tool Forms
An innovative cutting tool measurement/grinding compensation program that enables batches of complex profile cutters as used in the aerospace sector, for example, to be consistently machined to +/- two microns has just been announced for the Walter Helicheck range of tool measurement machines available from Körber Schleifring UK of Honiley near Kenilworth...

Enshu To Feature High-Speed Horizontal Machining Center With 300 Tool ATC And 18 Pallet FMS At IMTS 2008
At IMTS 2008, Enshu will be featuring their high-speed JE80S horizontal machining center with a 300-tool matrix-style tool magazine and 18-pallet Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS).

New Single-Pass Honing Machines Feature Most Accurate Spindle Alignment In The industry To Produce Ultra-Precise Geometry In Part Bores
Sunnen is introducing the new VSS Series 2 Single Stroke Honing systems at IMTS, offering the most accurate spindle alignment in the industry combined with flexible, easy-to-use controls.

Airbus Awards Multi-Million Dollar Contract To Flow International Corporation
Flow International Corporation , the world's leading developer and manufacturer of industrial waterjet machines for cutting and cleaning applications, recently announced that Airbus has awarded Flow all of its multi-million dollar contract to manufacture and install multiple Composite Machining Center (CMC) abrasive waterjet and routing machine tool systems.

OMAX 80X JetMachining Center Ideal For Large Scale Precision Machining
OMAX Corporation's 80X JetMachining Center with Intelli-TRAX is the newest product in the industry leader's arsenal of precision abrasive waterjet solutions. Designed with a footprint of 265" x 152" (6731 mm x 3861 mm), the 80X is one of the most accurate large format machines in the company's line of JetMachining Centers and will make its debut at IMTS 2008.

FUJI'S New HM-3000 Milling Cell Achieves 5-Face Machining In A Single Chucking
Featuring 4-axis simultaneous control, the HM-3000 Milling Cell from Fuji is capable of 5-face machining in one chucking for processing flanges, hubs, differential cases and more.

New Bridgeport 5-Axis Machining Center At IMTS '08
Bridgeport, a member of The Hardinge Group, is introducing it's newest member of their XR-Series VMCs - - the fully-integrated 5-axis XR 600 5AX High-Performance vertical machining center - - at the IMTS show in Hardinge booth #8032.

Parallel Kinematic Machining Brings Greater Flexibility, Agility And Multi-Function Efficiencies To Lean Manufacturing
Manufacturers seeking greater flexibility, agility and multi-function capability can find a uniquely adaptable solution at IMTS in 5-axis interpolated machining by the Tricept T9000 parallel kinematic machine system.

Wilcox Associates Releases PC-DMIS Version 4.3
Wilcox Associates, a Hexagon Metrology Company, has announced the availability of PC-DMIS V4.3, incorporating dozens of new or enhanced features to extend CMM measurement and reporting capabilities and improve programming productivity.

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