Machining Blog

How to Shorten Machine Setup Times in Two Steps

Anfotec Antriebstechnologie GmbH from Medebach in the Sauerland region is a provider of high-quality industrial and mechanical drive elements. The company was founded in 2000 and has grown steadily since that time, marked by rich development perspectives, an innovative corporate culture, and high quality demands. Anfotec has been working with ZOLLER for quite some time on tool presetting. However, the company’s growth resulted in new challenges: establishing transparent tool management and shortening machine setup times.

The surviving craftsmanship in machine tool production – hand scraping

Nowadays, when everything needs to be smart, digital and as fast as possible, conventional technologies like hand scraping can seem a bit old fashioned and unnecessary. But the truth is that this combination of art, science and craftsmanship can not be replaced by ultraprecision machining techniques performed by smart CNC machines.

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.

Practical Approach to Control Waste in Manufacturing

Manufacturers continually seek ways to maximise productivity and efficiency. Today, those efforts frequently involve high-level programs that employ buzzwords that include cloud computing, data-driven manufacturing, cyber-physical systems and Industry 4.0. These advanced initiatives are excellent concepts and can produce impressive results. However, manufacturing realities often interfere with the implementation of such ambitious plans, and a critical reality is the presence of uncontrolled waste in the manufacturing process.

Renishaw presents implant technology for oral and maxillofacial surgeons

Global engineering and healthcare technologies company, Renishaw, is attending the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) Annual Scientific Meeting at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, UK. The conference is taking place between June 28th – 30th, as a platform for surgeons and industry professionals to present the latest research and development in the field. The company will present its latest developments in craniomaxillofacial implants and support a workshop run by three surgeons with whom it has collaborated. Renishaw can be found on stand 15.

Buy It Right: What to Consider Before the Purchase of a New Machine

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A new machine tool is a big investment. Make sure you carefully evaluate your needs and identify which product will help you meet your objectives. You’ll need to carefully consider your exact production goals as well as the part/jobs involved. In addition to that, your shop’s operator skill levels will come into play along with how the new machine will fit in with your existing technology. And last but definitely not least, you’ll need to determine a realistic budget.

Schuler’s Servoline wins Red Dot for high quality design

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After several days of assessing thousands of products from all over the world, the Servoline received the distinction “Red Dot”. With this press line, Schuler has created an outstanding design that the expert committee for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 has recognized with the internationally sought-after seal of quality.