Product Review

November 2013


SolidWorks 2014 released

Dassault Systems has introduced SolidWorks 2014, which delivers productivity and usability gains, the company says. Added mobility support for Android and iOS devices allows users to connect new 3D designs for mobile users.

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Vardex Mega Line presents heavy-duty solutions for extra large pitches

Vargus Ltd. has launched its Mega Line from Vardex, a new range of solutions for heavy-duty applications with extra large pitches.

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Steel turning – shorter cutting times with higher process security

Sandvik’s Grade GC4325 brings a new generation coated cemented-carbide grade
for steel turning.

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New Okuma App provides customised, scheduled maintenance reminders for CNC machines

CNC machine tool builder Okuma now offers a new app available on THINC® -OSP -CNC controls that allows users to receive scheduled maintenance and inspection reminders and avoid downtime.

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Parting made easy – Walter

New Blaxx™ F5055 mill optimises parting and slitting.

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Introducing the Haas UMC-750 universal machining centre

Haas Automation introduces the Haas UMC-750 Universal Machining Centre, for 3+2 and simultaneous 5-axis machining.

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Tools, inserts improve efficiency – Iscar

Iscar emphasises the theme of ‘Machining Intelligently’ with its Flashturn small size inserts and Penta-IQ-Grip line for parting and grooving operations.

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ByAutonom now with rotary axis

The Bystronic laser cutting machine ByAutonom is now available with a rotary axis.

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Easy selection breaker system – Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi has simplified the way in which its range of chip breakers are named and New MC5000 series inserts are available.

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Feeler launches U600-5AX and FVT-1000

Feeler’s U600-5AX 5-axis vertical machining centre is aimed at general machining, mould and die and low volume manufacturing and the small footprint FVT-1000 vertical lathe, which is easily integrated into a production line.

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“EcoTurn” – Tungaloy’s new series for cost reduction in general turning

The new EcoTurn series incorporates the same chipbreaker designs as Tunagloy’s industry leading turning lines.

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Heidenhain’s new user-friendly straight cut control for milling, drilling and boring machines

The TNC 128 is a compact straight cut control in the now familiar stainless-steel design along with an integrated 12.1-inch TFT colour flat-panel display.

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Tapping into the market with TaeguTec T-Tap

TaeguTec unveiled its new high-speed steel line of taps that provides universal metal cutting solutions on a variety of materials.

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Dynamic workpiece handling with Sinumerik Integrate Run MyRobot

Integrated operation, programming, and diagnostics via the Sinumerik Operate user interface.

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