Metalworking Machines

State-of-the-art machine technologies presented live

At this year’s Blechexpo, which was held from 7th to 10th November in Stuttgart, AMADA presented its latest achievements in sheet metal processing at Booth 3307 in Hall 3. There, on a 700-square-foot floor, visitors were invited to discover not less than six systems and machines. In the field of laser cutting and welding, stamping and bending, a comprehensive overview of production solutions has demonstrated in live operations that sophisticated manufacturing processes can be successfully carried out – efficiently, flexibly and with superior quality.

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AMADA at the Blechexpo

Set new standards in your production with AMADA and convince yourself of the innovative production solutions and the potential of networked sheet metal processing from the 7th – 10th of November.

Renishaw takes the lead in productive additive manufacturing

Global engineering and additive manufacturing (AM) technology company, Renishaw, returns to Formnext in 2017, to take the next step in bringing additive manufacturing to mainstream production. From November 14th – 17th in Frankfurt, Germany, the company is exhibiting its latest developments alongside current hardware and software offerings, to unlock the benefits of increased productivity and process monitoring in additive manufacturing. Renishaw can be found in Hall 3.1 on Stand E68.

EMO Hannover sparks capex investment in the billions

A veritable hotbed for business success; a fantastic window onto the global market; a pacesetter for the future of manufacturing − those are just a few of the ways in which participating exhibitors have described the outcome of EMO Hannover 2017. After six action-packed days, more than 2,200 international manufacturers of production technology left Hannover on Saturday with full order books, in a highly optimistic frame of mind.

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Yaskawa Motoman Collaborative Robot Offers Flexible and Affordable Task Automation

Featuring power and force limiting technology, Yaskawa Motoman’s new six-axis HC10 collaborative robot works safely with, or in close proximity to humans by stopping the robot in the event of contact with an operator. Dual torque sensors in all joints constantly monitor force to quickly react to contact; something typically only found in more expensive systems. It is designed to eliminate operator pinch points while through-arm utilities hide cabling and increase safety by reducing the risks of snagging or interference with other equipment.

New side lock chucks for cylindrical shanks with HB clamping surface

In many production facilities, Weldon tool holders are used as the standard chuck for solid carbide milling cutters. However, the design of this type of chuck limits its application. Indeed, the tolerances of the fit for the tool adapter are high (at a clamping diameter of 20 mm, the maximum clearance is already 22 µm). This results in a large run-out error that causes imbalance, as well as wear on one side of the tool, creating adverse effects on machining quality.

Keio University Research: Innovative touch sensitive avatar-robotic arm based on real time haptics

Researchers at Keio University’s Haptics Research Center have developed a ‘real-time-avatar-robotic arm’ that transmits sound, vision, and highly sensitive feelings of touch to remotely located users. This innovative touch sensitive robotic technology was reported in the October 2017 issue of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and demonstrated at CEATEC (October 2017, Tokyo). The technology is expected to find applications in areas such as industrial manufacturing, harvesting farm produce, and nursing care. 

CAD/CAM Software

PTC Unveils Reality Lab to Advance Adoption of and Exploration of New Applications for Augmented Reality

PTC announced the unveiling of Reality Lab, a test center led by researchers who will create applications that leverage augmented, virtual, mixed, and physical realities with the purpose of improving people’s interactions with their physical environments. The lab will apply human-centered design and human-computer interaction to new technology, empowering people with more intuitive and practical computer user interfaces for managing the next generation of networked computer systems.