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.
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 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.
Some software capabilities go underutilized. One machine tool builder’s CNC software includes lesser-known apps that shops can leverage to their advantage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The popular TNC 640 is now available with touch technology that supplements the field-proven cycles and functions.
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.
Siemens’ Smart Operation encompasses work processes surrounding the Sinumerik 840D sl CNC and simplifies the integration of machines into the production process.