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ROTARY TABLE RANGE EXPANDED

In 2019 the Japanese manufacturer Kitagawa introduced the first in a new range of compact, general purpose rotary tables, the MK-series (www.1mta.com/product/mk-series/), for adding a rigid fourth CNC axis to a 3-axis vertical machining centre. One year later the MK200 has been joined by a second model, the MK250, with significantly uprated performance. Availability in […]

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Next-generation chucks are twice as accurate

Designed to reduce set-up times on lathes, the new BR-series of 3-jaw chucks from Japanese firm Kitagawa are capable of a gripping accuracy of 0.01 mm TIR (total indicator reading) or less when using optional T-Nuts Plus jaws. Repeatability of jaw exchange is within the same tolerance, even on the largest chuck. They are manufactured […]

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Set-up times cut, then reduced again

US-manufactured CHICK System 5 workholding equipment, supplied in the UK through sole agent 1st Machine Tool Accessories, Salisbury, (www.1mta.com) is helping to increase productivity and efficiency in the machine shop of Axminster Tools & Machinery (www.axminster.co.uk), located in Axminster, Devon. The company is an on-line and high street retailer of tools and machinery that it […]

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Specialist plastics machinist doubles turnover in four years

Iemca Barfeeder Demonstration

Nothing but rotational plastic components are machined in batches from 30 to 20,000 at the Hertfordshire factory of subcontractor Plastic Turned Parts (PTP), which in four years to the end of 2019 doubled turnover and invested more than £750,000 in six new CNC turning centres. Five of them were delivered by Citizen Machinery, four Cincom […]

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