Agile 5-axis machining range

TW Ward CNC Machinery (Ward CNC) has added the high-speed Axile range of overhead travelling gantry-type, 5-axis vertical machining centres to its considerable array of multi-axis, single set-up manufacturing solutions.

Opting for in-house with laser cutting

Many companies use laser cut components in the manufacture of their products, and the obvious starting point when prototyping or stepping up towards volume manufacturing is the use of a local subcontractor for laser cutting.

Hold the line

Workholding expert Gewefa has developed a hydraulic chuck for holding Sandvik Coromant EasyFix boring bars that removes the need for reduction sleeves while eliminating run out and guaranteeing the centre height at the insert cutting tip.

Adding extra intelligence to the equation

The Renishaw Equator flexible gauge is now offered with intelligent process control (IPC) software, providing the functionality to fully automate tool offset updates in CNC manufacturing processes.

Turning to a new partnership

Mastercam, has partnered with Sandvik Coromant to bring the industry’s first automated CAM support to the cutting tool specialist’s new PrimeTurning innovation.

Milling aluminium intelligently

David Jones, Iscar UK’s sales manager examines the milling of aluminium and the innovative new cutting tools that have been introduced by the company to ensure more efficiency and productivity.

New drills whip up a storm

The latest addition to M.A. Ford Europe’s comprehensive drill range is the new high performance Cyclone CXD, which is designed to deliver high metal removal and penetration rates when machining high temperature alloys, stainless steels and titanium.

Going global

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has announced the release of the Global S measuring solution, the first in an Enhanced Productivity Series (EPS) leveraging the Hexagon portfolio of smart technologies including user experience adaptations, enhanced software and advanced eco-friendly options.

Four time improved control

Tebis, the process provider for the development, design and manufacturing of models, moulds and components, has recently launched release 4 of its current Tebis Version 4.0.

High-speed Italian machining 

Availability in the UK and Ireland of a large, portal, 5-axis machining centre, built by the Italian company Mecof, has been announced by sole agent NCMT.

Stability, quality and productivity

Increased process stability, quality, and productivity are just some of the advantages precision mould and die makers can expect from GF Machining Solutions’ Mikron MillS 600 U 5-axis machining centres, now equipped with new high-precision HVC140 StepTec spindles.

Uprated mill-turn speeds

Brother, the Japanese manufacturer of very high speed machining centres, has introduced an uprated version of its Speedio M140X1 5-axis, 30-taper mill-turn centre.

Thermal growth control for accurate milling

The latest addition to the Mitsui Seiki Vertex 5-axis simultaneous control series of vertical machining centres introduces a multi-sensor thermal growth monitoring system MAMS (Mitsui Accurate Milling Support).

Sprocket production goes modular

Complete manufacturing solutions are in greater demand than ever. Until a few years ago, production steps were broken down into sub-processes, and production lines often comprised equipment from a variety of manufacturers.

Step up to the plate

According to the manufacturer, the Tipo G31 gantry CNC machining centre from Ficep heralds the dawn of a new era in the processing of heavy steel plate.

Increasing the volume

Now in its third generation and capable of simultaneous 5-axis metal cutting as well as five-sided work, the DMU 50 machining centre from DMG Mori has been reintroduced with a significantly upgraded specification.

ITC flattens time for levelling machine tool tables

As a global leader in premium high-precision tooling systems and solutions for the metalworking industries, Big Kaiser has now launched the Level Master, a portable 2-axis electronic levelling tool for rapid machine set-up that is available in the UK from Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC).

Precision and performance guaranteed

Axis drives up to 54m/minute with a high torque 600Nm spindle drive in a compact, high rigidity horizontal machining centre structure are key features of the 630mm square pallet capacity Mitsui Seiki HPX63 ll now available from 2D CNC Machinery.

Customer-driven enhancements

The U-630 and U-1530 ranges of 3-, 4- and 5-axis vertical machining centres (VMCs) from German manufacturer, Spinner, have been significantly uprated in response to suggestions from end users. Sole sales and service agent for the UK and Ireland, Whitehouse Machine Tools, explains the improvements.

Feature rich 

According to the manufacturer, high performance milling has just been taken to a new plateau with the arrival of the new P76 vertical machining centre from Victor CNC.