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Hardinge to Acquire Weisser

July 21, 2021
Hardinge Inc. and J.G Weisser GmbH & Co. KG have entered into a definitive agreement under which Hardinge will acquire Weisser.
By Hardinge Press Release
Roughing turning cycle using a Sandvik Coromant CoroTurn Prime B-type insert.

ModuleWorks, Sandvik Coromant and HCL Technologies Collaborate on PrimeTurning

July 8, 2021
A collaboration including ModuleWorks GmbH, Sandvik Coromant, and CAMWorks has produced one of the first commercial implementations of Sandvik Coromant’s new PrimeTurning methodology in a CAM system.
By ModuleWorks Press Release
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CGTech Releases VERICUT Version 9.2

July 2, 2021
CGTech has released the latest version of its VERICUT software, Version 9.2. VERICUT CNC machine simulation, verification, and optimization software simulates CNC machining, additive, and hybrid manufacturing processes.
By CGTech Press Release
Thierry Wolter and Andreas Kordwig

Ceratizit Hosts Online Cutting Tool Optimization Event

July 1, 2021
An online “It’s Tool Time” event, eight months after Ceratizit’s first Tool Time show, focused on how manufacturers merge the use of Ceratizit cutting tools–from a portfolio of 65,000 products–with new technologies such as additive manufacturing.
By Larry Adams Contributing Writer, SME Media
Machining Inconel 718 with Greenleaf's "phase toughened" XSYTIN-360 solid-ceramic end mill.

An Improbable but Powerful Solution

June 23, 2021
At first glance, ceramic cutting tools appear doomed to failure, but the reality is just the opposite.
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
This new facility for SMW-Electronics in Meckenbeuren, Germany is slated to open in May 2022.

SMW-Electronics Breaks Ground on New Facility

June 23, 2021
SMW-Electronics, a unit of SMW-Autoblok, has broken ground on a new 11,000 ft2 two-story facility in Meckenbeuren, Germany.
By SMW Autoblok Press Release
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  • The CoroDrill 860-GM can be reconditioned up to three times.
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    The Sharpest Tool in the Box

    January 21, 2021
    The word “reconditioned” can ignite visions of worn, overworked products inferior to new ones. The reality is as long as you purchase from a reputable supplier, reconditioned cutting tools will deliver the same consistent results as they did upon initial purchase.
    By Jill Glynn - Commercial Services Manager, Sandvik Coromant
  • Mark Howard United States Country Manager EU Automation
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    How Bright is the Future of Automation?

    April 17, 2020
    In the 1955 short story “Autofac,” Philip K. Dick envisioned a world dominated by self-replicating robots that work incessantly, eventually depleting the planet’s resources.
    By Mark Howard - United States Country Manager, EU Automation
  • Jack Kerlin Applications Engineer BIG Kaiser—Americas
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    Rough Boring vs. Finish Boring

    April 16, 2020
    There’s more than one way to finish a hole. The most effective option will depend on the number of parts, cycle time and tolerances. One of the most effective options is boring.
    By Jack Kerlin - Applications Engineer, BIG Kaiser—Americas

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