CNC & MACHINE CONTROLS

Preparing Precision Turning for Industry 4.0

Ready or not, Industry 4.0 is moving forward, and it’s critical for manufacturers to be ready for it. Many machine tool builders and accessory builders are equipping their products with Industry 4.0 compatibility in anticipation of its implementation by customer shops.

Parts Cleaning Conference: Bringing Cleaning To Machining

Learn from cleaning industry companies about how to clean and protect metal parts safely and provide solutions and support to your shop.

Let’s Talk About Less Machining Chatter

For some turning work, unwanted harmonics can cause chatter and poor surface finishes. A new CNC software capability can automatically compensate for this.

168 Manufacturing’s Coolant System Delivers to Multiple CNC Machine Tools

168 Manufacturing’s automatic coolant delivery system for CNC machine tools works without human intervention.

Exair Cabinet Coolers Resist Heat and Corrosion

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.

Caron's CNC Senor Monitoring System Updated with Versatile Applications

Dtect-IT can also monitor frequency levels and set magnitude limits to detect anomalies within specific frequency bands. 
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Advanced CNC Training Program Teaches In-Demand Skills

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.
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Mazatrol SmoothG Control Adds Conversational Programming to VTC-200C

Mazak Corp. has enhanced its VTC-200C vertical machining center with the addition of the Mazatrol SmoothG CNC.

eNetDNC QC Status Dashboard Software Increases Visibility

eNetDNC’s QC Status Dashboard is a software that works with the Machine Monitoring system to increase visibility and accountability throughout the QC department.

Hexagon Simulation Software Optimizes Machine Processes

Eastec 2019: Hexagon’s NCSIMUL software features “digital twin” process models that fulfill customer demands for higher production rates and sterling product quality.

GF Machining Machines Produce Complex Parts

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. 

Outsourcing Optimizes Control Panel Construction

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 HyperMill Software Reduces Calculation Time

Open Mind Technologies’ HyperMill 2019.1 CAD/CAM software includes an expanded finishing module in the Maxx Machining Performance package and process optimizations.

Siemens Sinamics G120X Used in Varied Applications

With horsepower ranging from 1 to 700, Sinamics G120X from Siemens is optimized for pump, fan and compressor applications. 

Milltronics VM3018IL Features Conversational Program

PMTS 2019: Milltronics’ VM3018IL vertical machining center features a ChipBoss productivity program that enables the use of the latest trochoidal machining strategies.

Software Creates Digital Twins Process Models

NCsimul Machine simulation software from Spring Technologies helps aerospace and other manufacturers create “digital twin” process models.

Mill Post Processor Provides Support

CNC Software Inc. collaborate with Siemens with milling post processor. 

CNC Software Provides Memory and Connectivity

Tormach Inc.’s PathPilot CNC control software comes standard on all machine packages.

Pilot 640 Offers Time Savings

Heidenhain’s lathe control, the CNC Pilot 640, is now available with upgrades.

Learn How to Increase Productivity at IMTS

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.

TNC 640 Now Offered with Touch Technology

The popular TNC 640 is now available with touch technology that supplements the field-proven cycles and functions.

M800 Monitoring Control Ensures Transparency

Mitsubishi Laser’s M800 control technology for the Advanced 800 Series eX-F fiber laser machine features a customizable home page and status bar to access data. 

Smart Operation Integrates Machines into Production Process

Siemens’ Smart Operation encompasses work processes surrounding the Sinumerik 840D sl CNC and simplifies the integration of machines into the production process.