Yearly Archives: 2017

EMO 2017 – DMG MORI to demonstrate the future of production technology

From 18th – 23rd September we will be again in: “Hall 2, North Entrance.” On an exhibition area of approximately 10,000 square metres DMG MORI will be showcasing around 80 high-tech machines at the EMO 2017 to demonstrate its latest innovations and integral technology solutions – right through to the digital factory.

CoroPlus® solutions now available in Mastercam®

In a move designed to greatly improve efficiency and quality in CAM operations, CoroPlus® ToolLibrary and PrimeTurning™ method from Sandvik Coromant have been integrated in Mastercam® 2018. The CoroPlus suite of connected solutions provided by Sandvik Coromant facilitates digital machining and the transition of the manufacturing industry into Industry 4.0. Mastercam is the first CAM software to integrate solutions for both CoroPlus ToolLibrary and PrimeTurning technologies.

3D technologies can be applied to forensics

High technologies, such as 3D scanning and 3D printing, can be effectively used by investigators in their forensics analysis. The unified system demonstrated by the companies Canon and SMARTTECH presented to the EUROPOLTECH visitors that there are techniques allowing for the creation of a much more detailed digital documentation of the trace evidence left at the crime scene.

Which is Right For You, Perpetual or Term SOLIDWORKS Licenses?

SOLIDWORKS has different licensing options designed to meet the varying needs of customers and users. In the software industry, licensing generally falls into one of two categories; perpetual licenses (i.e. purchase to own, with optional subscription service) and term licenses (i.e. pay as you use, or ‘rent’ the software for a specific period, such as 90 or 360 days). SOLIDWORKS has offerings in both of these categories and customers can use either or both of these options depending on their needs.

Rosbank and FANUC Involved Robot In Art

On June 19th, an interactive robot-artist, co-created by Rosbank and FANUC Russia, appeared in the Sokolniki park. It draws two pictures in an impressionistic style during two weeks and anyone can assist it in the process.

The Smart Measuring Lab by ZEISS

Due to their high level of precision, measurements performed with coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) will be a key part of the Smart Factory. At the Control trade fair in Stuttgart from 9-12 May 2017, ZEISS will show visitors how the measuring lab can be networked intelligently in the future.

Okuma to present super multitasking machines and Smart Factory Solutions

Okuma Europe will display its latest machining solutions to provide supreme connectivity and productivity at this year’s EMO Hannover (18-23 September, Hall 27, booth D20). Okuma’s smart machines as well as the LASER EX series of super multitasking machines capable of turning, milling, laser hardening and additive manufacturing will make their European debut at the fair. In addition, Okuma will introduce their latest Smart Factory Solutions and present new ways to integrate robotics to take productivity in an IoT-environment to the next level.

EOS releases EOSTATE Exposure OT: Optical Tomography (OT) for real-time monitoring of metal-based Additive Manufacturing

EOS, a leading technology provider for industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, is expanding its EOSTATE monitoring suite to include an additional tool. EOSTATE Exposure OT, the first commercial system for optical tomography worldwide, now provides real-time, camera-based monitoring of the additive, metal-based build process, based on the EOS M 290 system. The solution fully maps each part throughout the build process, layer by layer, regardless of its geometry and size.

ECM by Multi-Process Module: perfect machining of huge output quantities

Electro-chemical machining (ECM) is a fascinating production method, because the technology involves virtually no workpiece contact: A direct current, or pulse, is used to polarize the workpiece positively, to create an anode, and the tool negatively, for the cathode. An electrolyte solution flows between the two, and metal ions detach from the workpiece. The components are not exposed to any mechanical or thermal stress during the process.

Hexagon to Invest 90 MEUR in new Smart Factory

Hexagon, a leading global provider of information technology solutions, revealed plans to invest approximately 90 million EUR in a new 52,000-square-metre, state-of-the-art production facility in Hongdao, China.