Metalworking Machines

XXL 3D printing using KUKA technology

This 3D printing process is also referred to as additive manufacturing. The process makes use of a digital template to create a solid, three-dimensional object. 3D printing processes are now being used in a wide range of industries. KUKA Industries has taken on the role of leading technology company in a consortium of project partners aiming to develop 3D printing capabilities for the automotive and aerospace industries. The development partner, which specializes in joining technology, has been officially involved in the generative manufacture of high-performance lightweight components since February.

TRUMPF presents the future of laser technology in Munich

The high technology company TRUMPF will be presenting tomorrow’s laser technology at the LASER – World of Photonics trade fair in Munich from June 26 to 29, 2017. Innovative beam guidance concepts revolutionize micromachining with ultrashort pulse lasers – New diode laser technology drastically cuts power consumption – High-energy laser amplifiers make electron movements at microscopic level visible.

OMAX Showcases a New Abrasive Waterjet Line at EMO 2017

At EMO Hannover 2017, OMAX® Corporation will showcase the newly released GlobalMAX 1530 abrasive waterjet, in Hall 15, Stand E93. The GlobalMAX line brings value-priced abrasive waterjets with the OMAX guarantee to the global market. The OMAX 60120 and the latest generation MicroMAX abrasive waterjet systems will also be on display during the show, held September 18-23 in Hannover, Germany. Visitors will see live cutting demonstrations on all three waterjets and time studies run on the control software by software experts.

Regional

CHIRON Open House 2017: around 1,640 visitors from 26 countries

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Two new machining centers, offering up to 50 percent more productivity thanks to Precision+ technology, were the highlights at this year’s CHIRON Open House at the end of March. In addition, the Group presented a tool with the new web-based “RemoteLine” Teleservice, which minimizes downtime and increases machine availability. Interface-free automation solutions with their own “Variocell” robot cell supplemented the in-house exhibition, which was focused on industry 4.0 concepts and plant efficiency.

Innovation drives Renishaw Greenpower team to success

Greenpower races require teams to design, build and race fully functioning electric vehicles. Greenpower aims to introduce children and young people aged between nine and 25 to an engineering environment, encouraging participation from schools, universities and companies. Since its first event in 1999, the Greenpower initiative has grown significantly and now works with over 8,000 students across the country.

Related Equipment

Hannover Messe 2017 – SCHUNK was crowd-puller for solutions all around smart production

Long a hidden champion among German SMEs – now an internationally respected trend-setter in smart production: As the winner of the Hermes Award, with live applications for human/robot collaboration, and with intelligent tools for the smart factory, SCHUNK, the competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology was a crowd-puller at Hannover Messe 2017.

CAD/CAM Software

Latest VISI Release Addresses Springback Puzzle

The latest release of VISI, Vero Software’s specialist mold and die solution, delivers a number of user experience enhancements and addresses an issue that is often neglected…but which can have an important effect on the final shape of a formed sheet metal component.

SmartCAM V2017 Released

SmartCAMcnc has announced the release of SmartCAM® v2017. SmartCAM v2017 delivers new verification technology, as well as expanded rotary axis and code generation support, and improvements to the user interface and rough milling functionality.