In today's machine shops, having 5-axis capability is no longer a luxury; it's a must-have. Are you considering making the transition from 3-axis to 5-axis? Okuma resident experts discuss how to painlessly make the transition and how 5-axis machining has evolved from a machine tool user's perspective.
Tool Shop Supervisor Keeps on Grinding -- Even After an 8 Hour Surgery AB Tools (Lincoln, CA) has been manufacturing high-performance specialty cutting tools since 1977. The shop is currently experiencing its highest sales in 40 years, thanks in part to an ANCA CNC grinding machine and its software. The technology kept the operation going while the operator was home recovering from back surgery. Full Article
The VGM Series from Komo Machine, Inc. combines large travel with flexibility. They feature a moving gantry configuration, multiple tool changers and a large work envelope. Contact us to see how we can work with you to configure a machine made in the USA that meets your individual needs.
Mitee-Grip™ is a heat activated wax-based compound embedded in precision paper, coated on nylon mesh or in a stick form. This holding media maintains parallelism on precision parts and is useful for thin parts, micro machining, optical, quartz components, and jewelry related items just to name a few. Also a popular solution for delicate applications requiring support to minimize part/tooling deflection, once complete heat to release.
Numberall offers a complete line of both hand held, press mount and steel type from stock. Character sizes from 1/32" to 1/2" are available. Free Deluxe Type Box and Magnet with every Model 23 holder. Made in the USA.
EXAIR's Super Air Wipe provides a 360 degree airstream that is ideal for blowoff, drying, cleaning and cooling of pipe, cable, extruded shapes, hose and more. The split design offers easy clamping around the surface of the material moving through it, eliminating the need for threading.
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