Metalworking Machines

3D-printed prosthetics improve lives in the world’s poorest regions

LimbForge helps clinicians develop 3D-printed prosthetic limbs for amputees in developing countries, creating high-quality, affordable devices that are custom made to fit individual needs. LimbForge’s prosthetics improve the lives of patients, as well as their families and communities. This small nonprofit organization is using digital-design tools and 3D printing to bring prosthetic care to the poorest regions of the world as part of a wave of innovation that’s making advanced manufacturing tools accessible to anyone, anywhere.

Makino Brings IIoT Connectivity and Efficiency to EDM Processing with HyperConnect

With the release of HyperConnect, Makino offers a suite of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications for electrical discharge machines (EDMs) that enhances user experience and efficiency, and reduces machine downtime. Available on all Makino EDMs equipped with Hyper-i control systems, HyperConnect enables shop managers and operators to easily monitor and control EDM processes from any PC, smart device or other Hyper-i control systems on the network.

AM Is Great, But Is 3D Printing Certified for Commercial Flight?

Metro Aerospace has an ingenious microvane product design that delivers SLS thermoplastic 3D printed modifications to the exterior of cargo aircraft to reduce drag and improve fuel consumption by 4%. Emirates Airlines now has 3D printed fire resistant cabin parts that reduce weight of the original part by 9-13% and are produced on-demand, reducing inventory costs and time of aircraft on ground. Airbus Space and Defense has developed the first metal 3D printed radio frequency (RF) filter, tested and validated for use in commercial telecommunications satellites.

Regional

AMADA at the Blechexpo

Set new standards in your production with AMADA and convince yourself of the innovative production solutions and the potential of networked sheet metal processing from the 7th – 10th of November.

Renishaw takes the lead in productive additive manufacturing

Global engineering and additive manufacturing (AM) technology company, Renishaw, returns to Formnext in 2017, to take the next step in bringing additive manufacturing to mainstream production. From November 14th – 17th in Frankfurt, Germany, the company is exhibiting its latest developments alongside current hardware and software offerings, to unlock the benefits of increased productivity and process monitoring in additive manufacturing. Renishaw can be found in Hall 3.1 on Stand E68.

EMO Hannover sparks capex investment in the billions

A veritable hotbed for business success; a fantastic window onto the global market; a pacesetter for the future of manufacturing − those are just a few of the ways in which participating exhibitors have described the outcome of EMO Hannover 2017. After six action-packed days, more than 2,200 international manufacturers of production technology left Hannover on Saturday with full order books, in a highly optimistic frame of mind.

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Highly compact and flexible tool handling solution

The tool terminal developed by Wassermann Technologie in collaboration with system integrator Becker Engineering is characterized by an exceptionally compact design and high flexibility. This is largely due to the open and modular control technology from Beckhoff, with which machine tools can be seamlessly connected to the most diverse control systems available.

Students learn to program robots

Ulm University of Applied Sciences offers the elective subject of Robotics. In this course, students learn to program KUKA robots and carry out exciting experiments in the process. The elective subject always arouses great interest.

CAD/CAM Software

Designer – Vero’s New Direct Modelling CAD System

Vero Software has launched a powerful new direct modelling system to fill the gap between CAD and CAM, focusing on the specific needs of machinist programmers. As a stand-alone, optional application for its CAM portfolio, the newly-available Designer enables users to create new designs or…

Edgecam 2018 R1 Reduces Regeneration Time

Major enhancements to the 2018 R1 release of Edgecam, from Vero Software, include time saving updates to roughing cycles for milling, turning and MTM and the prevention of unnecessary CAM regeneration.