Yearly Archives: 2018

A well-rounded affair: low-deformation workpiece clamping

Those wanting to turn, mill or grind rings, flanges, housings or other thin-walled parts will quickly reach the limits of what is possible using conventional chucks or face plates: the parts are deformed in the clamping process, shaping and geometric tolerances are difficult to adhere to and the interference contours of the clamping devices restrict the accessibility. There are a great deal of alternatives here – from the compensating multi-jaw chucks, the magnetic clamping technology right up to the pendulum jaws. To ensure things run smoothly, it is worth knowing the strengths of the individual problem solvers, because this saves time, money and often nerves.

ELRIG Meeting at Festo: Robotics & Automation 2018

The laboratory of the future opens up previously unforeseeable new opportunities: higher throughput rates, precisely controlled automation processes, and more intelligent collection and analysis of information. Festo is the host of this year’s ELRIG Meeting, Robotics & Automation, on 28 February 2018.

ABB and Formula E partner to write the future of e-mobility

ABB and Formula E are teaming up in a ground-breaking partnership to champion e-mobility for a sustainable future. Since its first race in Beijing in September 2014, Formula E has established itself as the number one all-electric international motor sport. In the next level of development, global pioneering technology leader ABB is bringing its name and innovation and technology leadership to the series, which will be now known as the “ABB FIA Formula E Championship.”

KTM Meets Company Growth Challenges by Expanding PTC CAD and PLM Environment, Deploying ThingWorx Navigate, and Embracing the PTC Subscription Model

PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) today announced that KTM has significantly increased its use of Creo® software and Windchill® software. KTM also selected ThingWorx® NavigateTM role-based apps for company-wide data management and fast and easy departmental access to relevant Windchill data. The extended portfolio enables KTM to increase productivity to achieve its continued growth targets. Additionally, KTM has switched to PTC’s subscription licensing model to facilitate cost and planning flexibility.

Additive manufacturing finds a place in the sun

Global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, has worked with the Friends of Berkeley Castle to create an additively manufactured sun dial for historic Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire, UK. Because sun dials are specific to one latitude and longitude, a bespoke product was essential for the project to be successful. Renishaw used its own additive manufacturing technology to produce a precise final product. The finished sun dial was unveiled at the Friends’ Summer Party in August 2017 and will be displayed in the Castle’s garden on a pedestal.

Hyundai Wia KF series – Fast and Versatile High-end Vertical Machining Center

KF series is the next model of F series such as F400/F500/F650, which is one of the representative machines among HYUNDAI WIA’s vertical machining center line up. It has a modular design according to the specification of the main spindle, and the KF series is applicable to various industrial sectors from general job shop to high end molding industries.

Virtual collaboration on gas turbine maintenance

Siemens experts and local service engineers can use augmented reality to work hand-in-hand on gas turbine maintenance even when they’re ten thousand kilometers apart. Virtual technology can make maintenance even more efficient and effective, and improve uptime.