1/26/2012 - New VMC Series Designed for Moldmaking

1/26/2012 - New VMC Series Designed for Moldmaking

Hyundai WIA identified shops and manufacturers producing molds as one area for emphasis in the design of its vertical machines, which now includes a series of bridge-type machines that achieve spindle speeds up to 40,000 rpm, offer through-spindle coolant

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January 26, 2012

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New VMC Series Designed for Moldmaking
Hyundai WIA identified shops and manufacturers producing molds as one area for emphasis in the design of its vertical machines, which now includes a series of bridge-type machines that achieve spindle speeds up to 40,000 rpm, offer through-spindle coolant, and simultaneous 5-axis capability, to achieve the high rigidity and low-heat generating characteristics that support precision moldmaking. Read the full story here


New Strategies for Roughing, Mill-Turn Machining
A new series of strategies for 2.5D roughing is highlighted by Delcam as the main addition to its FeatureCAM 2012 in the latest release of that machining program, including a continuous spiral option that minimizes wear on the cutter and machine tool. FeatureCAM 2012 R2 also includes high-speed roughing options, like trochoidal machining; a patented Race Line Machining feature; and “tear-drop” moves to clear corners more smoothly. Also, the new release offers more styles of leads and links that improve the toolpaths’ overall efficiency. Read the full story here


Updates Promote GibbsCAM-SolidWorks Integration
CNC software developer Gibbs and Associates indicated several new capabilities in its GibbsCAM program provide “seamless integration” with the SolidWorks CAD platform, simplifying the task of machining parts developed with that design software. This includes GibbsCAM’s ability to read and preserve features from SolidWorks files, and the ability to update machining processes automatically when a change is made to a SolidWorks file (or solid.) Read the full story here


Accuride to Emphasize Machining in $75-Milion Program
The commercial truck wheel manufacturer aims to increase production capacity and manufacturing processes for its Accuride Wheels business, according to the group’s president and CEO. New machining operations are a critical part of the investment program at three plants, similar to projects carried out in a $35-million investment program during 2011. Read the full story here


Kennametal Buying Deloro Stellite
The cutting tool developer said the $290-million acquisition of a welding and fabricating equipment manufacturer aligns with its growth strategy and positions it to achieve geographic and end-market balance. Chairman Carlos Cardoso said, "the addition of this world-class surface technology and materials science expertise will enhance the range of productivity solutions provided to our customers in extreme wear environments." Read the full story here






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