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New Specs: T8 Hybrid from Quicktech

16. February 2018

 

T8 Hybrid new specs

 

We’ve added specifications on Quicktech’s T8 Hybrid nine-axis, twin-spindle mill/turn center, offered in the United States through Absolute Machine Tools.

This machine combines a three-axis power turret and a 360-degree B axis with a subspindle that features a four-axis gang slide to enable complete machining of complex parts with a capacity of 38 tools.

Here’s a video describing the machine’s features:

 

The machine has two turning spindles and two live milling spindles. The 15-hp main spindle is available with either an 8", three-jaw chuck providing 65 mm (2.6") bar capacity, or a 60-mm collet chuck that accommodates 60-mm (2.4") bar stock. The 42-mm (1.68") collet chuck of the subspindle accepts 32-mm (1.28") bars. Both main spindles and subspindles feature full continuous C axes and are synchronized for fast, accurate part transfer. The Flexible Duo System allows two programs to be run simultaneously, reducing cycle time. Maximum turning length for the main spindle is 345 mm (13.8"); maximum turning length for the subspindle is 330 mm (13.2").

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New Specs: Puma 2600SY from Doosan

2. February 2018
new specs from Doosan

We’ve added specifications on Doosan’s Puma 2600SY turning center.

The “SY” indicates the model’s Y-axis subspindle. The machine is designed for heavy and interrupted cutting, featuring thermal compensation and structural components that increase rigidity in order to maintain high accuracy and surface finish quality.

Here’s an introductory video for the 2600SY II, which is the latest version of the system:

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Your Chance to Affect Policy Change

29. January 2018
made in USA

This blog post originally appeared on MMS Online.

Plante Moran and the Reshoring Initiative are soliciting the participation of businesses in a U.S. manufacturing reshoring study. Survey responses will provide insights into how much manufacturers offshore, what drives them to do so and what U.S. policy changes could motivate them to reshore.

According to the Reshoring Initiative, more manufacturing jobs are returning to the United States than are going offshore for the first time in decades. However, about 4 million manufacturing jobs have still been offshored over the last decades, based on the $500 billion U.S. trade deficit. The Reshoring Initiative concludes that about 25 percent of these jobs are reshorable at current levels of U.S. competitiveness. The survey will look at the mix of policy changes needed to reshore the other 75 percent.

Manufacturers and distributors can complete the survey online until February 20, 2018. Findings will be shared with the White House, Congress and survey respondents.

The Reshoring project has also joined forces with Intellilink to in the Back Office Processing (BOP) process, in an effort to drive reshoring of office functions.

 

New Specs: Five-Axis VMCs from Makino

19. January 2018
new machine tool specs from Makino

We’ve added specifications on four vertical machining centers from Makino.

The D200Z is said to incorporate design elements for high speed and precision for tight tolerances and high-quality blends and matches when machining complex 3D contours.

Here’s a video demonstration of the machine performing five-axis machining in a die/mold scenario:

Other machines that have been added:

  • The PS65B builds on its predecessor for better productivity, combining the efficiency of a Makino HMC with the versatility and ease of use typical of a VMC, according to the company.
  • The PS105 shares the design features of the PS65, but with a larger work area
  • The V80S is designed with infinite motion of the tool tip for true five-axis, continuous processing of multifaceted, 3D contours.

Find and compare more Makino machine tool specs from the company’s Techspex showroom.

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Tsugami/Rem Sales’ Second Annual West Coast Open House Features Multi-Axis Lathes

12. January 2018

Rem Sales Brand Manager Ashley Dombrowski says that the company’s recent Fullerton Tech Center Open House was a success. She reports that the Ellison Technologies and Tsugami/Rem Sales teams were joined by representatives from industry partners including Esprit (by DP Technology), Autodesk, NSK America, Edge Technologies, Caron Engineering and LNS America. Some 80 registrants attended the two-day event from some 48 companies. It was the second such event held at the company’s Fullerton, California, Tech Center.

Tsugami/Rem Sales is the exclusive supplier to North America of Tsugami machine tools.

On display were several Tsugami multi-axis lathes, including:

  • BW129Z: a 12-mm, nine-axis split-slide lathe with a simultaneous three-path control system and dual independent gang slides.
  • B0326-II: a 32-mm, six-axis machine designed for machining round or prismatic parts, cutting cycle time by permitting synchronized operation of the main spindle and subspindle.
  • B038T: a 38-mm, high-performance gang/turret turning center that can perform seven types of simultaneous machining operations involving the front, back and cross spindles.
  • B0126: a 12-mm, six-axis convertible Swiss-type lathe adding Y2-axis capability to the back tool post for additional flexibility to the B0 configuration.

Specifications for these and other Tsugami lathes can be found at the company’s Techspex showroom. Users with a free Techspex registration can also compare these specs with those of any other multi-spindle lathes in the database to make the best purchase decision.

 
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