For some turning work, unwanted harmonics can cause chatter and poor surface finishes. A new CNC software capability can automatically compensate for this.
Voice-activated technology is able to listen to voice commands, provide instructional content, perform complex machine functions quickly and walk through vital checklists.
Using the Renishaw Set and Inspect App, Takumi CNC machine users can create a probing cycle, automatically generate the required machine code for the probing cycle and send it to the control.
It enables users to maximize throughput by significantly reducing setup time, scrap and other nonproductive operations, thereby increasing efficiency, productivity and profitability.
Some software capabilities go underutilized. One machine tool builder’s CNC software includes lesser-known apps that shops can leverage to their advantage.
Machine tool builders can virtually map entire development processes to significantly reduce product development phase and time-to-market for new machines.
168 Manufacturing’s automatic coolant delivery system for CNC machine tools works without human intervention.
Exair Corp.’s small 316 stainless steel cabinet coolers permit just enough cooling for the electronics without going so cold as to waste compressed air.
Dtect-IT can also monitor frequency levels and set magnitude limits to detect anomalies within specific frequency bands.
According to these three educational program managers, the Siemens LEAP program gives students experience with basic to advanced CNC machining techniques that employers are using in their shops.
Mazak Corp. has enhanced its VTC-200C vertical machining center with the addition of the Mazatrol SmoothG CNC.
Cox Manufacturing’s commitment to standardization, from the parts it makes to its machine controls and apprenticeship program, is an important factor in its growth.
eNetDNC’s QC Status Dashboard is a software that works with the Machine Monitoring system to increase visibility and accountability throughout the QC department.
Eastec 2019: Hexagon’s NCSIMUL software features “digital twin” process models that fulfill customer demands for higher production rates and sterling product quality.
Eastec 2019: GF Machining’s subtractive manufacturing technologies include the Mikron Mill S 400 U, the AgieCharmilles Cut P 350 wire EDM and the AgieCharmilles Form P 350 die sinking EDM.
Given the multiple challenges associated with in-house panel building such as quality design, expertise, support and technology, outsourcing quickly becoming a viable option.
Open Mind Technologies’ HyperMill 2019.1 CAD/CAM software includes an expanded finishing module in the Maxx Machining Performance package and process optimizations.
With horsepower ranging from 1 to 700, Sinamics G120X from Siemens is optimized for pump, fan and compressor applications.
PMTS 2019: Milltronics’ VM3018IL vertical machining center features a ChipBoss productivity program that enables the use of the latest trochoidal machining strategies.
NCsimul Machine simulation software from Spring Technologies helps aerospace and other manufacturers create “digital twin” process models.
CNC Software Inc. collaborate with Siemens with milling post processor.
Tormach Inc.’s PathPilot CNC control software comes standard on all machine packages.
Heidenhain’s lathe control, the CNC Pilot 640, is now available with upgrades.
Exhibitors at the IMTS 2018 Metal Cutting Pavilion will feature smart machining technology including connectivity, automation, process integration and updated controls that can increase productivity.