With its mountain bike frame milled from solid stock, North Bucks Machining Ltd, based in Milton Keynes, UK, has created a new reference workpiece that demonstrates the many possibilities offered by the hyperMILL® CAM suite from OPEN MIND Technologies.
Handling asymmetrical objects fast and reliably is now possible thanks to the world’s fastest 3D bin picking solution, which was developed in a partnership between DENSO, EnShape (now part of Cognex), and Eyefeeder®. The solution consists of a cutting-edge 3D bin picking system, a flexible part feeder, and a small 6-axis robot. The identification, retrieval, and positioning of a part is possible within 1.4–1.5 seconds, equivalent to 40 cycles per minute (CPM).
The SCHUNK TANDEM TBA-D supporting jaw system transforms the SCHUNK TANDEM plus clamping force blocks into multi-purpose powerhouses. For the first time it is possible to cover the whole clamping areas with clamping inserts from the SCHUNK standard chuck jaw program for stationary workpiece clamping.
Mazak continues to fortify its industry leadership in HYBRID Multi-Tasking machine technology with the introduction of its new INTEGREX i-200S AM (Additive Manufacturing). With an innovative multi-laser deposition system, the machine provides both additive and subtractive capabilities. Shops can not only turn, mill and drill, but also build part features and perform laser marking all on the same machine and in single setups for DONE IN ONE® production.
For years, the focus of car designers has been the steering gear. The system has been complemented by complex secondary drive systems. Drivers are now clamouring for steering systems with even more precision. In order to meet this demand, the production of associated components also changes – it has to become more efficient and more precise.
Renishaw is pleased to announce the launch of a new vision measurement probe (RVP) for use with the REVO 5-axis measurement system on co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs). RVP increases the multi-sensor capability of REVO by adding non-contact inspection to the existing touch-trigger, high-speed tactile scanning and surface finish measurement capability of the system.
Automobile manufacturers are familiar with the problems associated with the microfinishing of crankshafts. After evaluating statistics from its fleet network, a well-known truck manufacturer has ascertained that a high percentage of reported crankshaft damage is due to particularly large loads on the bearings radii. Working closely with the German high-precision machine tool manufacturer Thielenhaus Microfinish, the truck manufacturer therefore decided to perform finishing work on the bearings as well as on the transition radii.