The Gemini Series twin spindle vertical machining centre. PHOTO: Toyoda AmericasClick image to enlargeJTEKT Toyoda Americas Corp. and Ace Micromatic Group have formed a strategic alliance, signing a long-term agreement to offer the complete range of ACE high-speed production machines to the North American market. 

Immediately, Toyoda will be introducing several new specific machine classes to its product range. Among these machines is the Gemini XL Twin Spindle vertical machining center. The twin spindles, combined with fast linear guideways and traverse rates of 1,968 ipm (50 m/min), makes the Gemini XL series best suited for industries with high-volume production such as automotive, aerospace, and medical.

The MCV450XL vertical machining center is equipped with an integrated rotary pallet changer with factory integrated overhead hydraulics, a 12,000 RPM direct drive spindle, and FANUC fine mold package with 400 block look ahead. Linear pallet changers are also available as an option with this machine and across the entire VMC lineup.

Another machine that will be available is the DTC-400 XL high-speed drill tap machining center. This compact, powerful machine is loaded with high-speed spindle options, up to 24 tools, and rapid feedrates up to 2,362 ipm (60 m/min).

These machine tools will be offered across U.S. and Canadian markets. Toyoda will stock machines as well as parts, and some machine models are available for immediate delivery.


For more information visit www.Toyoda.com 

Chipbreakers for exotics, stainless steel alloys

Sumitomo Electric Carbide Inc. has expanded its lineup to include EEG and EEF chipbreakers for exotics and stainless steel alloys.

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Machine accessories distributor takes on Italian product line

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Ontario-made Covid screening and tracking app

As businesses across Canada adapt to new COVID restrictions, a Northern-Ontario company has created an easy-to-use mobile tool to help organizations implement contact tracing and health screening protocols.

Enhanced productivity with submerged arc welding

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Five axis fiber laser for 3D parts

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Flux coated TIG rod

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New automation in bending software

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Securing financing for your business

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Auto-Darkening Filters for Welding Helmets

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Magnetic safety system added to press brake tooling line

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Eliminating surface finish variations in grinding

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When driveline and engine component manufacturer Traxle, Guelph, ON, part of Linamar Industries, started to experience surface finish problems during a final valve sealing ring grinding operation, it turned to a magnetic filtration system, the Micromag MM5 supplied by Eclipse Tools North America, Stoney Creek, ON.

Blade holders with coolant-through design

WTO has developed new blader holders for cut off blades with an internal coolant channel to deliver high pressure coolant. The new blade holders are available through WTO's Canadian distributor, Mittmann.

Mazak pushes digital manufacturing envelope

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10 kW fiber laser

Coherent has launched a 10 kW fiber laser that is part of its HighLight product family. The series are high power fiber, direct diode and fiber couploed diode laser for industrial materials processing applications.

Joe Poulin joins Elliott-Matsuura Canada

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