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August 15, 2016

Horizontal machining center

The FA1050 5-axis horizontal machining center performs boring, end milling, finish cutting, threading, and U-axis machining while maintaining accuracy with fast metal removal rates. A cast iron base and full-plate clamping mechanism support up to 26,000 lb of table clamp force. Four heavy-duty bearings support the spindle, to reduce vibration. The boxway machine performs rapid acceleration and consistency with a 60hp spindle drive motor at 6,000rpm.

Toyoda Machinery USA

IMTS 2016 Booth #S-8519

Chip conveyor

The SFcompact chip conveyor filters coolant to 50µm and handles many chip sizes and types, including stainless steel, brass, and aluminum. Instead of relying on a large-footprint, drum-based design, the system uses self-cleaning dual filters that can be removed in 15 minutes after removing the chip conveyor.

Because the filtering system is integrated within the rigid frame, the chip conveyor takes up no more floor space than a typical hinge-belt conveyor and will usually work with the existing coolant tank.

LNS America Inc.

IMTS 2016 Booth #S-8586

Multi-surface grinder

The Landis-Bryant RU2 Fuel MGMT multi-surface grinder has the flexibility to grind complex components for fuel systems, valve and drive trains, bearings, aerospace, and medical applications.

Designed for fuel system components that require tight control over related features, it employs a dual-slide arrangement in the Z-axis that can accommodate up to six grinding spindles. Multiple slide possibilities in the X- and Z-axis – with multiple work heads, wheel heads, and dressing systems – allow the machine to bore, seat, and face.

Fives Group

IMTS 2016 Booth # N-7018

Machining software

Griffo Brother’s CamLink software is now available for Windows 10 and Smooth Control. The software allows users to program Mazatrol off-line on all machine controls, save files from legacy Mazak machines, translate programs from one generation of Mazak machine to another, and move data from Solidworks into Mazatrol. CamLink software offers the following functions:

  • GB\DataTransfer: Store and retrieve Mazatrol or EIA/ISO files offline, upload/download programs between your Mazak and PC
  • GB\DataPrint: Print or view Mazatrol files, obtain hard copies of Mazatrol programs to study, or use for training
  • GB\DataEntry: Create and edit Mazatrol programs at your PC, Shape Check the program part, run a Tool Path Check to visualize how your program will run to make adjustments
  • GB\GeoEntry: Link Mazatrol to CAD, convert your DXF files directly to Mazatrol
  • GB\GeoSolid: Create Mazatrol from SolidWorks using the part model
  • GB\DataTranslate: Translate Mazatrol files to run on different generations of Mazak machines

Griffo Brothers Inc.

IMTS 2016 Booth #E-3307

Slip-proof clamping system

The intRlox Mini Nut slip-proof clamping system guarantees that wrenches, once properly engaged, will not slip off the ER collet nuts. The smaller size intRlox nuts feature an anti-slip design that uses rounded locking grooves situated around the nut profiles as opposed to end face surfaces. Wrenches grip from the sides of the nuts, and the action of tightening or loosening temporarily locks wrenches in place.

REGO-FIX Tool Corp.

IMTS 2016 Booth #W-2239

Ultrasonic machining center

The second generation Ultrasonic 20 linear offers 5-axis machining of complex workpieces made of advanced materials. Improvements include spindle speeds up to 60,000rpm, more powerful drive motors, a smaller footprint, and the CELOS controller with apps developed for Ultrasonic.

Reduced process forces for filigree structures, surface qualities up to Ra <0.1µm, and longer tool service life come from a digitally controlled ultrasonic generator. Tool holders contain piezo elements, activated by a program-controlled inductive system with a frequency between 20kHz and 50kHz.

Linear drives achieve maximum accelerations of >1.2 g and a 2,000ipm rapid traverse. With a large swivel range in the A-axis of the work table of -15° to 130° and an infinitely rotating 360° rotary axis, the machine is equipped for 5-axis simultaneous machining with up to 1,500rpm available as an option for the C-axis for cylindrical mill-grind and mill-turn operations.


IMTS 2016 Booth #S-8900

Bearing preload series

The SSB bearing preload series adds diameters ranging from 9mm to 13mm. The single turn wave spring helps eliminate bearing play, minimizing noise. Constant light/medium pressure removes play between the ball bearings and the bearings’ inner and outer races. Preloading can reduce the risk of bearing damage due to vibration and wear due to repetitive and non-repetitive runout.

Traditional Smalley Wave Spring and Spirolox retaining rings can be machined to 0.165", or 4mm diameters.

Smalley Steel Ring Co.

IMTS 2016 Booth #N-6300

Laser/Swiss lathe

The SS207-5AX LaserSwiss, a 20mm 7-axis Swiss-type CNC lathe with B-axis control combines Swiss-style CNC machining with laser cutting. Developed by the Innovative Machinery Group (IMG), it allows manufacturers to perform Swiss turning and laser cutting with a single setup. All operations are programmed and driven from the machine’s Fanuc 31i-B5 CNC.

Tsugami Rem Sales

IMTS 2016 Booth #S-9410

Bar feeders

The Minuteman 320 GEN II and Patriot 338 GEN II bar feeders are 12ft units for feeding round, square, and hexagonal bar stock into CNC lathes. The Minuteman 320 GEN II features a 3mm-to-20mm bar diameter range; while the Patriot 338 GEN II has a 3mm-to-38mm capacity. Both feature hydrodynamic quick-change polyurethane guide channels. This channel configuration is flooded with oil to create a hydrodynamic effect resulting in higher rpm with reduced noise and vibration.

Dual anti-vibration devices stabilize the bar stock at two critical points between the guide channel and lathe spindle, maximizing rpm potential. Its adjustable roller design provides superior support and easy setup of all bar diameters without the cost of multiple bearing blocks.

Edge Technologies

IMTS 2016 Booth #S-8348

Carbide tools

Louis Belet SA precision carbide Expert series tooling packages are designed for aluminum, brass, titanium, stainless steels, and composite material. The packages incorporate optimized geometries and coatings for drills, end mills, slotting saws, thread mills, engraving, and spotting tools.

Genevieve Swiss Industries Inc.

IMTS 2016 Booth #W-2356

Electrochemical machining system

Electrochemical machining (ECM) supports manufacturing complex components from demanding materials, as it machines high-tensile alloys and similar materials with a minimum of tool wear. The surfaces have no burrs and no changes in the microstructure of the material. Machines have been delivered to the supply chain for aero engine manufacturers, where they are used to machine central blisks, disks, and individual blades in nickel alloys.

In the electro-chemical process, the workpiece acts as positive anode and the tool as negative cathode. Between the two, an electrolyte solution flow dissolves metal ions on the workpiece. Contours, channels, grooves, and cavities are generated without touching the component.

For machining of turbine blade disks, one ECM system equipped with 11 machining stations carries out drilling, contouring, radius machining, and polishing operations in one machine. Inconel is machined at 5mm/min. Tolerances are between 0.1mm and 0.3mm.


IMTS 2016 Booth #N-6834

PVD grades, chipbreakers

These PVD grades feature resistance to both wear and fracture due to a nano- multi-layered AlTiN coating with high Al content. The coating reduces notch wear, crater wear, and built-up edge in machining heat resistant alloys. The two AH8000 grades include AH8015, the grade with well-balanced wear and fracture resistance; AH8005, the high hardness grade with excellent wear resistance. The grades are treated with PremiumTec surface technology, which adds a highly polished cutting surface for extra stability and long tool life.

The HRF chipbreaker, for finishing, provides low cutting force due to the large rake angle and inclination on the cutting edge, delivering excellent chip control particularly when machining in low depth-of-cut ranges. The HRM chipbreaker, for finishing to medium cutting, features a protrusion on the rake surface that minimizes the swarf from contacting the rake surface, decreasing built-up edge.

Tungaloy America Inc.

IMTS Booth #W-1654

Portable VMC

The TRAK 2OP streamlines a shop’s work flow by bringing an additional spindle quickly to an operator and reducing overall cycle/throughput times by performing the secondary operation within the cycle time of the primary operation. The 2OP improves labor utilization and reduces product planning/ scheduling.

The TRAK 2OP has a 2.5ft x 4ft footprint, contains an eight-station automatic tool changer, and can run G-code. It utilizes proven ProtoTRAK CNC technology with conversational language programming. Programs can be generated either at the machine or remotely to perform tasks normally associated with secondary operations.

Southwestern Industries Inc.

IMTS Booth #S-8032

CNC lathe

GT-27 SL 3-axis gang-tooled slant-bed is a 7.5hp, 6,000rpm, 5-C collet spindle machine with 13.5" of cross travel and a C-axis with driven tools. The machine can truncate an ID and OD thread using a rotary broach and has a 1-3/8" sliding headstock bar machine.

Ganesh Machinery

IMTS Booth #S-8045, S-8048

Rotary index machine

The RXS-400 for cellular manufacturing uses a Fanuc M710 robot which carries a bank of eight Guyson Model 900 guns, mounted in a heavy-duty cabinet with powered sliding door. The robot controls twin Alpha S4 servos coupled to Apex precision 50:1 ratio gear boxes. A precision two-stop CAM Technologies indexer puts the part in the exact location for the robot to paint the surface. A roof-mounted precision rotary union supplies air to vacuum holding fixtures.

Guyson Corp. of U.S.A.

IMTS 2016 Booth #N-6066

ROMER absolute arm

The ROMER Absolute Arm 77 for high-end 3D measurement applications is an advanced portable coordinate measurement machine (PCMM) that boosts scanning accuracy by 20% and touch probe accuracy by 15% compared to the 75 Series. Available in five sizes from 2.5m to 4.5m measuring volumes, the 77 series can be switched on and used immediately without warm-up or referencing. Probe changes can be made without recalibration. Acoustic and haptic operator feedback facilitate usage in harsh shop-floor environments.

A standard 3,000N magnetic base offers mounting options for various applications and part sizes.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

IMTS 2016 Booth #E-5202

Toolholder extension

The slim design of the TRIBOS-SVL toolholder extensions allows precise and smooth machining of workpiece areas that are difficult to access. The slim design extension is robust and permits a run-out accuracy of less than 0.003mm.

The TRIBOS-SVL can be combined with a variety of toolholders, such as Tendo hydraulic expansion toolholders, Celsio heat shrink toolholders, with collet toolholders, and TRIBOS toolholders.

The TRIBOS SVL line has a range of clamping diameters and are available in 0.3mm to 20mm and 0.125" to 0.75".

Schunk Inc.

IMTS 2016 Booth #W-2000

Multitasking turning center

The Nakamura-Tome NTRX-300 features a built-in load/unload automation system and advanced operator recognition software.

The turning center features true opposing twin spindles; an 8" A2-6 25hp or a 10" A2-8 30hp. The machine also features a 25hp tool spindle with 12,000rpm, and full 5-axis capabilities, with a Fanuc 31i A5 control and offers a large machining area for application versatility. The NTRX-300 can machine a 10" square on the face of a part, with no C-axis rotation required due to X-axis capability of 5" (125mm) below center travel and a Y-axis capability of 10" (250mm). With a 104ft2 (9.66m2) footprint and weighing 37,480 lb. (17,000kg) for rigidity, the NTRX-300 is available in two models; 8" (203mm) chucks with 2.5" (63.5mm) bar capacity or 10" (250mm) chucks with 3.15" (80mm) bar capacity. Also available is the NTRX-300L with a longer Z-axis.

Methods Machine Tools Inc.

IMTS 2016 Booth #S-9119

Rotary transfer machine

The Hydromat EPIC R/T 25-12 is a collet style rotary transfer machine for precision metal cutting of stock sizes up to 1.0" round, 0.75" hex, and 0.50" square with a part length up to 4". This machine uses 12 horizontal tool spindles with the capacity for up to six vertical tool spindles, featuring up to 18 tools in the cut at once. It also has the rigidity to handle all components and all material types within its work envelope. The system’s non-rotating bar stock design provides quiet, vibration-free operation.

The rotary transfer machines are built as modular systems consisting of horizontal and vertical tool spindles rigidly mounted around a cast base with high-precision machining of all critical surfaces. This arrangement provides versatility and flexibility in a turnkey machining system. This current version of the EPIC R/T 25-12 machine features Bar Change Stop, an automatic hard stop built into the bar feeder that further refines bar position by giving accurate position reference for the end of the new bar. It then begins the countdown for the remnant based on a known and fixed distance.

An updated 2-axis programmable flange offers up to ±30mm of extended travel for offset features, rotary OD, and ID recessing, thread milling, chamfering, and in-process de-burring that eliminates costly secondary operations.

Hydromat Inc.

IMTS 2016 Booth #S-8348

Centerless grinding technology

Norton Century45 centerless bond platform features chemistry that improves grain retention in the wheel for porous wheel construction. Wheels are available with ceramic, aluminum oxide, silicon carbide grain, and abrasive blends to maximize user grinding safety and efficiency. The wheels reduce cycle times by up to 50%, improve stock removal by more than 30%, and increase wheel life from 30% to 100% versus standard products.

Norton/Saint-Gobain Abrasives

IMTS 2016 Booth #N-7051

Cutting tools

Bidemics JX1 semi-finishing and finishing tools and JP2 finishing tools now include honed edge preparation (E02) for available geometries. JP2 offers 1,700sfm speed capability, 10x to 15x greater speed compared to carbide, and coated multi-tipped brazed inserts. JX1 has a speed capability of 1,600sfm, longer tool life, and better surface finish compared to whisker ceramics, and is able to cut new aerospace materials.

NTK Cutting Tools

IMTS 2016 Booth #W-1664

Gear-production system

The Genesis 200GX threaded wheel grinding machines features two-spindles for maximum productivity with minimized idle and setup times. The 200GX features twist control and polish grinding for mirror-like surfaces. The software-guided setup allows operators to change from one workpiece to another within 20 minutes using only one tool.

Gleason Corp.

IMTS 2016 Booth #N-7000

3-axis CNC machine

The high speed H-12 machine, designed for the die/mold and aerospace industries, is a bridge-type double column CNC machining center featuring a Fanuc 31i control. The machining center delivers superior surface finish, high precision, and fast throughput with an inline direct-drive spindle. The rigid double-column design keeps the spindle close to the bridge casting, reducing overhang. Direct-coupled ballscrews increase accuracy and the absolute encoders provide fast startup.

Takumi Machinery Co.

IMTS 2016 Booth #S-8420

Machine tool touch probes, setters

Mida Diamond Touch Probes for part checks include piezoelectric technology for measuring performance. The probes are available with wired transmission, optical transmission, and radio transmission.

The Mida Diamond Visual Tool Setter (VTS) for tool checking uses a video camera to detect tool dimensions, in particular those of micro-tools, and for complex measurements. VTS can be used with dedicated measuring software for checking a wide range of tools, offering repeatability of less than 1µm.

Marposs Corp.

IMTS 2016 Booth #S-8719, E-5516

Hinged steel conveyor belt

The hinged, steel conveyor belt has a pork-chop shaped, side wing carrying wall for a flush, jam-resistant conveyor belt. The system is for demanding metal-working, manufacturing scrap, and parts handling conveying. The side wing is made with 0.25" thick, higher tensile-strength Exten Steel welded together with close tolerances to form a tight, gap-free chain-carrying side wall.

Jorgensen Conveyors Inc.

IMTS 2016 Booth #NC-542


The QLS (Quick Locating System) fixture plate is designed for use with Jergens’ Ball-Lock quick change system. With the connection to Ball-Lock, the QLS allows users to add the range of the Fixture-Pro system.

The modular workholding of Fixture-Pro combined with Ball-Lock provides a multiplying effect on productivity. The design offers users a system that can be changed – even between machines – in just seconds. Ball-Lock sub plates mount directly to the machine table and provide the connection to the new QLS system, which in turn connects to almost any combination of Fixture-Pro risers, adapters, and top tooling.

Jergens Inc.

IMTS 2016 Booth #W-2154

Tool selection program

Tool Architect allows users to specify boring tool configurations by identifying and specifying boring tool configurations based on input specifications. The system allows users to input multiple tool configurations and virtually build a complete tool assembly and create 2D and 3D models for review.

Wohlhaupter Corp.

IMTS 2016 Booth #W-1201

5-axis vertical machining center

The Viper PG5 has a high-wall, gantry style, simultaneous 5-axis double column vertical machining center for large-size and heavy workpieces. With 2-axis milling head, the system uses 5-axis machining to achieve high-efficiency manufacturing.

This machining center has a built-in 60hp, 15,000rpm, HSK A100 spindle, and a maximum table load of 115,000 lb, with available table sizes up to 137" x 236".

German INA roller linear guideways on all three linear axes provide high rigidity and fast feed rates.

PG5 uses Hiwin C3 class ballscrews. The X- and Z-axis use dual ballscrews and all linear axes use ballscrews with cooling systems to avoid heat generation caused by ballscrew movement. Ballscrew cooling promotes dynamic 3-axis performance by maintaining a constant temperature.

Mighty USA Inc.

IMTS 2016 Booth #S9441