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Jacquet Midwest Installs Waterjet-Cutting System

Monday, August 24, 2015
Metal service center Jacquet Midwest has installed a dual-head five-axis Edge X-5 waterjet-cutting system from Jet Edge at its facility in Racine, WI. This is Jacquet Midwest’s third Jet Edge system, and the company plans to use the new system to provide beveling and chamfering services to its customers in the Midwest as well as nationwide through its five regional service centers.
The system features a 21 by 13-ft. work envelope, which enables processing of full 8 by 20-ft. or 10 by 20-ft. plates. The dual five-axis cutting heads enable double production and can cut precise 3D parts from virtually any material, including bevels to 50 deg., according to Jet Edge officials. Powered by a 60,000-psi, 100-hp intensifier pump, the ball-screw-driven system offers repeatability of +/- 0.001 in. It also has submerged or above-water cutting capabilities as well as a proprietary plate-mapping feature that allows precise nozzle-to-plate standoff.
“With the precision that we’ll be able to achieve with the five-axis taper control machine, we can provide a tighter-tolerance part from the top edge to the bottom edge, eliminating a lot of the machining,” says Dan Chatterton, Jacquet Midwest CEO. “It allows us to do much more for our customers; we can bevel-cut, taper-control, and chamfer holes on both the top and bottom edges of the material.”
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Rebuilt 600-Ton Minster Press Debuts at Talan Products

Friday, August 21, 2015
Talan Products, Cleveland, OH, has installed a remanufactured Minster Hevi-Stamper 600-ton press. With a bed size of 132 by 54 in., it becomes the largest press in the Talan production system. It features a 12-in. stroke and can operate at speeds to 50 strokes/min. It anchors a press line capable of handling high-strength, low-alloy steel coil to 36 in. wide by 0.375 in. thick, and 12 in. wide by 0.5 in. thick. The line includes new controls as well as a new cradle and leveler, and new feeders.
In addition, Talan has installed a new vibratory deburring machine, capable of handling stampings to 14-in. dia.
“This is a major step forward for us, in that it will enable us to move a lot of our outsourced work inhouse,” says Steve Peplin, Talan’s CEO, commenting on the new line. “It will move more of our manufacturing capabilities into a centralized location, which will help to further improve the ease of doing business with Talan.”
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MC Machinery Opening Mexico Subsidiary

Thursday, August 20, 2015
MC Machinery Systems, Wood Dale, IL, a Mitsubishi company and supplier of its manufacturing machinery, is opening a subsidiary in El Marqués, Querétaro, Mexico. MC Machinery Systems de Mexico will serve the country’s demand for EDM, fabrication, milling and turning machines built by Mitsubishi and brand families that MC Machinery represents.
The operation will include a full service and support department, with an onsite warehouse stocking consumables and service parts. The company expects to have a fully stocked showroom by the fall, with demonstration machines from all product lines. The new location will also include a training facility. Its first open house is scheduled for Oct. 22-23, 2015.
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