Metalworking Machines

Exchanging metal 3D printing solutions with HiETA

Technology from Renishaw is helping HiETA to move metal additive manufacturing (AM) from prototype manufacture into commercial production of its specialist range of heat exchangers. In particular, the recent addition of Renishaw’s RenAM 500M system at the company has enabled manufacturing times and, therefore production costs, to be reduced dramatically.

TRUMPF develops technology for high-brilliance direct diode lasers

The laser and laser system manufacturer TRUMPF recently unveiled its TruDiode 4001.5 technology demonstrator at LASER World of PHOTONICS in Munich. Based on a new, patented technology known as Dense Wavelength Multiplexing (DWM), the 4 kW direct diode laser offers a brilliant beam quality of 5 mm•mrad, enabling it to be connected to a laser light cable with a core diameter of 150 µm. By way of comparison, commercially available direct diode lasers in the high-power segment typically have beam qualities of between 30 and 50 mm•mrad and are used with a 600 µm laser light cable.

Regional

Mazak To Feature Advanced HYBRID Multi-Tasking at CMTS 2017

Mazak Canada will showcase several machine tool innovations suitable for shops of all sizes and manufacturing requirements at this year’s CMTS in booth 2560. Show attendees will experience a variety of Mazak technology demonstrations, including the additive and subtractive part processing of the company’s VC-500 AM HYBRID Multi-Tasking Machine.

Related Equipment

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Releases PC-DMIS 2017 R2

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence today launched PC-DMIS 2017 R2, the latest edition of the world’s most popular measurement software. This is the second of two major releases scheduled for PC-DMIS in 2017, with continued service pack updates to ensure maximum reliability of the platform.

Proseat produces BMW seat covers with the automated KUKA laser system

Proseat, the leading manufacturer of foam parts for the automotive industry, will rely on the know-how of KUKA Industries in the production of the BMW seat covers. An automated CO2 laser system brings the complex 3D geometries into shape. In contrast to the proposed method of punching, the laser achieves clean and clear cuts.

High-feed face mill speeds up productivity

Cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has unveiled a new high-feed version of the CoroMill® 745 face milling cutter, featuring a 25° entering angle for additional productivity gains when milling steel and cast iron workpieces. The new high-feed version facilitates even higher metal removal rates (MRR) in applications with depths of cut up to 2.8 mm (0.110 inch). The new cutter is set to benefit sectors such as die and mould, pump and valve, oil and gas, automotive, power generation and general engineering.

CAD/CAM Software

Siemens’ New Automotive Solution Addresses Rapid Growth of Embedded Software

By integrating application lifecycle management (ALM) software with product lifecycle management (PLM) software, Siemens is delivering a solution for the automotive industry to seamlessly manage the inherently different lifecycles of electro-mechanical systems and the development of software used to control those physical systems.

MakerBot and Autodesk Tinkercad Connect for Seamless Cloud-based 3D Design and 3D Printing

Now more than ever, educators need intuitive, easy-to-use STEAM learning tools to implement in their classrooms. MakerBot and Autodesk Tinkercad are proud to announce a new connection between Tinkercad, the widely used entry-level 3D design software in education – and MakerBot, the largest connected 3D printing solution for educators. This new collaboration between MakerBot and Autodesk marks the first step in a growing commitment to embed powerful modeling software and 3D printing into the same seamless workflow.

CNC Software Partners with Machining Cloud GmbH

CNC Software Inc., developers of Mastercam CAD/CAM software, has partnered with Machining Cloud GmbH to provide Mastercam users direct access to the cutting tool product data available on the cloud. This reduces the frustration and time associated with obtaining the tooling information needed for their programming, simulation, and other shop floor activities.