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Along with Don Schumacher Racing (DSR), Sandvik Coromant has announced the opening of a project and training site in Brownsburg, Indiana. The site will be a collaborative hub with a focus on automotive engineering projects and customized training for Sandvik Coromant customers.

Located inside NHRA’s DSR headquarters, the site is one of three major U.S. sites of Sandvik Coromant, provider of manufacturing tools, machining solutions and metalworking know-how. With a full-time project engineer specializing in automotive process engineering and dedicated machines, the site will serve as a major hub for customer engineering projects as well as basic and advanced training. Like the other major sites in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, and Schaumburg, Illinois, the new site will host general metalcutting knowledge classes, but will also focus on specialized and customized automotive training.

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Big Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc. recently donated a Speroni Magis tool management system to the Precision Machining program at Plymouth Community Schools in Plymouth, Indiana.

The tool presetting and measuring system was donated to the program after it was replaced with newer equipment at Andretti Autosport in Indianapolis. The machine was embellished with the race team logo and signed by racing legend Michael Andretti as well as current team drivers Marco Andretti and Ryan Hunter-Reay.

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PMTS 2017 attendees interested in learning about the latest precision machining technologies will also hear parts cleaning professionals present insights on the current regulatory environment as well as the latest on equipment, processes and solution chemistries at the PCx Conference. The conference is held April 25-26 at the the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, during the PMTS/PCx event. Although PMTS/PCx is free to attend, there is a registration fee for the PCx Conference. Save $100 when registering by taking advantage of early-bird savings before March 23.

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Mark your PMTS calendar to be at booth 400 on April 26 at 11:30. Index Corp. will demonstrate its G200 turn-mill machine that features Y-axis and 5-axis production capability for machining complex parts in a single handling.

Industry veteran Mark Saalmuller will present the machine in the company’s booth. Some of the features that will be highlighted in the demo include the machine’s main and counterspindle with bar capacity of 60 mm as well as a 360-degree, B-axis milling spindle for six-sided machining capability. The machine also features as many as three tool carriers with a Y-axis tool pool of up to 42 stations for adequate capacity for complex workpieces.

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