Silent turning digitally connected

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Ring Roller Closes the Gap

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Metalworking Machines

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Launches HxGN SMART Quality Platform

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence today announced the commercial availability of HxGN SMART Quality, an enterprise IT solution that enables manufacturers to aggregate all quality-related data and gain insight into resource utilisation, driving process optimisation and productivity improvements.

Innovating Production With A Large Smart Machine

Okuma Corporation has developed a large 2-saddle CNC lathe, the SIMUL TURN LU7000EX, for the large, difficult-to-cut parts of heavy industry. The LU7000 EX has a large work envelope that handles super-large diameter, long parts with a maximum turning diameter of ø900 mm and spindle bore diameter of ø560 mm (Optional). It is a 2-Saddle CNC lathe that achieves high productivity, including simultaneous turning with upper and lower turrets and follower rest applications.

Additive Manufacturing: a key technology for plastic injection and die casting

GF Machining Solutions—a long-time, major actor in plastic injection and die casting, supplying market players with high-performance machine tools—continues its legacy of providing customers with solutions for manufacturing the most complex molds, dies and inserts with the addition of Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology to its multi-technology portfolio. Discover the GF Division’s AgieCharmilles AM S 290 Tooling solution for mold and die in Hall 27, Stand B24, at EMO Hannover 2017, September 18–23, in Hannover, Germany.

Regional

Quality assurance:”random-sample measurements often no longer suffice”

The German-language scientific periodical “Bild der Wissenschaft” has described Prof. Gisela Lanza as the “120-per-cent woman”, because for four years she worked simultaneously as the first incumbent of the Shared Professorship of “Global Production Engineering and Quality” at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and at the automaker Daimler.

A window on the production operations of tomorrow

The EMO Hannover 2017 is exploring new approaches for strengthening mutual feedback between the academic and business communities. In line with the EMO’s motto of “Connecting systems for intelligent production”, the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association (VDW) is therefore organising the Industry 4.0. Special Show area, on which Fraunhofer and university-affiliated research institutes of the German Academic Society for Production Engineering (WGP) will be showcasing the latest advances in networked production technology. Besides the WGP (a grouping of leading German mechanical engineering professors), representatives of the industrial sector will be showing what solutions they have already implemented in practical form. In an accompanying presentation forum, eminent academics will be elucidating their latest research results, and firms will be spotlighting their competences in regard to the smart factory concept.

Start-ups in the limelight at the EMO Hannover 2017

For the first time, there will be a special stand themed around “Start-ups for intelligent production” at the EMO Hannover 2017, the world’s premier trade fair for the metalworking sector, to be held from 18 to 23 September.

Related Equipment

Silent turning digitally connected

With an advanced solution that enables manufacturing companies to take steps towards digital machining and Industry 4.0, cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has introduced connectivity capability to its renowned series of Silent Tools™ tool holders. The innovation is offered as part of the company’s CoroPlus® suite of connected solutions for machine shops keen to embrace the rapidly advancing trend of industry digitalisation.

Boost Your Performance And Productivity When Drilling Iso-P Materials

A solid carbide drill optimized for holemaking in steels, Feedmax -P was designed to harness the power and efficiency of modern machine tools to maximize your cutting data across these applications. When increasing cutting speeds while drilling steel, you face unique challenges in terms of chip evacuation, high heat generation and burrs at the hole entrance and exit. Feedmax -P was designed specifically to overcome these issues and allow for substantial productivity gains.

KUKA Mobile Platform 1500

The KMP 1500 is an omnidirectional, mobile platform that navigates autonomously and flexibly. Combined with the latest KUKA Sunrise controller, it provides modular, versatile and above all mobile production concepts for the industry of the future.

CAD/CAM Software

hyperMILL®: CAM meets Aerospace

The aerospace industry is one of the most technically challenging industries in the world. There are growing pressures to look at new manufacturing methods to reduce production times and increase efficiency. One of the determining factors in the production chain is the choice of the right CAM solution. Reduced machining times with high material removal rates of up to 95 per cent require state-of-the-art CAM solutions. OPEN MIND, a leading developer of CAM/CAD-Software, offers with its CAM system hyperMILL® intelligent solutions to meet the challenges rising in the aerospace industry.