CNC & MACHINE CONTROLS

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.

Nominate Your Emerging Leader Now!

Entries for Production Machining’s 2021 Emerging Leaders are now open. Nominations are due by June 1st, 2021, and will be announced in the September edition of Production Machining.      

iTSpeeX’s Athena Voice-Activated Technology Simplifies Machine Programming

Voice-activated technology is able to listen to voice commands, provide instructional content, perform complex machine functions quickly and walk through vital checklists. 

Takumi Adds Renishaw Inspection App for FANUC Control

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.

Acu-Rite TurnPwr Control Enables Manual, Automated Lathe Operations

It enables users to maximize throughput by significantly reducing setup time, scrap and other nonproductive operations, thereby increasing efficiency, productivity and profitability.

Siemens Sinumerick CNC Reduces Product Development Time

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 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. 

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.

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.
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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.