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Mastercam X4: Spotlight on Lathe

Tolland, CT – Mastercam X4 Lathe is here with a new suite of CAD/CAM tools focused on delivering speed and efficiency for your machining jobs. From roughing and finishing to easy grooving and threading, Mastercam Lathe has been designed to reduce programmer interaction and increase machining flexibility.

Powerful Part Modeling
Mastercam’s streamlined CAD engine makes design work easier than ever before. Each piece of geometry you create is “live,” letting you quickly modify it until it’s exactly what you want.

Precise Turning
Mastercam X4 Lathe delivers a streamlined set of programming tools, including:

  • “Quick Toolpaths” for programming parts with just a few clicks.
  • Optimized facing including roughing and finishing.
  • Complete threading with multiple starts, diameter calculation, and user customizable thread tables.
  • In addition to turning, full 3- to 5-axis milling, including machines with B-axis tooling arms.
  • Grooving with multiple depth cuts and pecking.
  • Easily assign groove depth, width, wall angles, corner radius, chamfer, and corner dwells.
  • Stock recognition for optimized turning toolpaths with minimal user interaction.
  • Comprehensive lead-in/lead-out controls minimize the need to modify the CAD model to control tool motion.
  • Steady rest option supports long work pieces, minimizing deflection from tool pressure and material weight

Designed for Ease

  • Fully associative toolpaths are linked with your geometry. Modify any element of the job and immediately get updated toolpaths without starting over.
  • Mastercam’s CAD File Change Recognition tracks files from Mastercam or any other CAD system and will show you what’s been changed for easy toolpath updating.
  • Comprehensive insert libraries including Sandvik®, Kennametal®, Iscar®, and Valenite®.
  • See your part as it will come off the machine with solid model toolpath verification.
Full C-axis machining when combined with Mastercam Mill

Full C-axis machining when combined with Mastercam Mill

For more information about Mastercam X4 Lathe, please visit www.mastercamlathe.com.

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New Brochure on 630mm Pallet HMC for Medium Size, Precise Parts

HPX63

[FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ – NOVEMBER 2009] Mitsui Seiki recently published a new 12-page brochure detailing its recently introduced “HPX-63” 4-axis CNC Horizontal Machining Center. Some of the key design criteria included in this machine include a large work size capacity featuring a swing diameter up to 1050mm and a work height (Y-axis) up to 1050mm. Axis stroke is 1000mm in X-axis and 900mm in Z-axis. The pallet size is 630mm. The B-axis rotary table offers 12 rpm and high torque, high acceleration properties. The rapid travel rates are 32m/min with 0.5G acceleration/deceleration. The cutting feed rate is 12m/min.

This machine, as with all Mitsui Seiki machining centers, is made for precision work. Its castings are metallurgically configured for the utmost stiffness, its box way axis slides are hardened, ground, and hand scraped. All assembly surfaces are hand scraped and fitted. The assembly is then meticulously inspected to ensure both geometric and positioning accuracy. Positioning accuracy and repeatability is 0.001mm.

The ruggedness, rigidity, and precision of the HPX-63 make it ideal for the aerospace, energy, compressor, mold and die, fixtures and tooling, automotive prototyping, and general precision machining industries. Titanium, Inconnel, tool steel, stainless steels, and aluminum are among the materials the HPX-63 can cut effectively. The spindle, Mitsui’s own, automatically compensates for thermal changes and does not require a “warm up” period. The company offers several spindle options to meet user needs for direct or gear drives and the amount of torque and rpm requirements. Mitsui Seiki also has a choice of coolant and filtration options.

For more information, or to request a brochure, contact Mitsui Seiki, 563 Commerce Street, Franklin, NJ, (201) 337-1300, www.mitsuiseiki.com.

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Hexagon Metrology and Morris Group Announce Strategic Partnership

Morris Group Divisions will become Authorized Distributors of Hexagon Metrology Products.

North Kingstown, RI ­ November 20, 2009 ­ Hexagon Metrology, Inc. of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, the world’s largest supplier of metrology equipment and software, and Morris Group, Inc. of Windsor, Connecticut, one of the
largest fully integrated suppliers of Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machine tools and related engineering and support services in North America, have signed an agreement to form a strategic partnership.

Under the terms of the agreement, six key distributor divisions of Morris Group, Inc. encompassing ten regional offices and covering 24 states will become authorized to sell Hexagon Metrology’s dimensional measurement
products.  Hexagon Metrology products are used in quality control applications for manufacturing and include programmable coordinate measuring machines, portable articulated arms and software under the Brown & Sharpe, Sheffield, ROMER and PC-DMIS brand names.

COMPANY CONTACTS
Hexagon Press Contact: Belinda Jones, HiTech Marketing LLC
(860) 399-1147, belinda.jones@hitechmarketing.com

Hexagon Marketing Contact: Bill Fetter, Hexagon Metrology, Inc.
(920) 906-7514, william.fetter@hexagonmetrology.com

Morris Group, Inc. Marketing Contact: Jeff Boulden, Morris Group, Inc.
(860) 687-3450, jboulden@morrisgrpinc.com

Morris Group, Inc. Marketing/Communications Contact: Jane S. McAlpine,
Morris Group, Inc.
(860) 687-3451, jmcalpine@morrisgrpinc.com

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World premiere DMU 50 eco

8f3b468d2bbe2af8cb04ff9a123517b8The new CNC universal milling machine stands out for high precision and reliability, and sets standards in the workshop, in training and in the laboratory, as well as in tool, fixture and mould construction throughout the world. With its sturdy cross slide construction and large, easily accessible machining compartment, the DMU 50 eco offers the ideal basis for both one-off production and efficient manufacture of small series. In addition, the extensive basic equipment with swivel rotary table, powerful 16-pocket tool changer and centrally lubricated roller recirculating bearings offer the perfect prerequisites for manufacturing complex tools. Further highlights include the digital drives in all axes for increased dynamics, the direct path measuring system for high precision, as well as state-of-the-art control technology with the ergonomic ECOLINE control panel and 3-D software for optimum programming performance and maximum operating convenience.

Contact for further information and pictures:

DMG America
Julian Seume
265 Spring Lake Drive
Itasca, IL 60143
Tel.: +1 630 227 3900
Email: julian.seume@dmgamerica.com

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