Metalworking Machines

Mazak Adaptive Gear Machining Solutions to Take Center Stage at Gear Expo

At Gear Expo 2017, Mazak will demonstrate recent advancements in manufacturing systems and processes that make the business of producing high-quality gears an easier, faster and highly profitable endeavor for job shops across all industry segments. Visitors to booth 123 will discover how Mazak’s Multi-Tasking Machines, when equipped with the latest MAZATROL Smooth CNC and Mazak SMOOTH Gear Cutting Solutions, can serve as adaptive machining solutions for precision gears of all shapes and sizes.

Renishaw and Aeromet work to optimise high-performance alloy

Renishaw and Aeromet International Limited announced a collaboration to establish additive manufacturing process parameters and material properties for Aeromet’s A20X® aluminium alloy. Following a successful debut at the Paris Air Show, last month, the two companies are working together to optimise the processing techniques for the high-performance alloy on Renishaw metal additive manufacturing (AM) systems. They are also investigating a range of heat treatment regimes to deliver optimum properties in additively manufactured components. The results of these developments will be made available to Renishaw and Aeromet customers.

OMAX Introduces the GlobalMAX 1508 and 2040 to Expand it’s New Line of Essentially Featured Abrasive Waterjets

OMAX® Corporation today announced the launch of their new GlobalMAX® 1508 and 2040 abrasive waterjets, extending the GlobalMAX line of reliable and practical machines capable of cutting virtually any material. The GlobalMAX 1508 offers a compact footprint and cutting area for rapid prototyping. The GlobalMAX 2040 can accomodate large sheets of material for cutting large parts or multiple smaller nested parts.

Prepare for What’s Next in Die/Mold Manufacturing at Makino’s Die/Mold Technology Expo 2017

Makino is pleased to announce its upcoming 2017 Die/Mold Technology Expo, a biennial exhibition highlighting new and improved manufacturing processes, techniques, philosophies and strategies vital to transforming businesses for greater success in the global marketplace. The two-day event takes place Sept. 13-14 at Makino’s Die/Mold and EDM Technology Center in Auburn Hills, Mich.

The Digitally Connected Factory

The digitally connected factory is rapidly becoming a reality, thanks to huge leaps in affordable data handling capabilities. As more machines begin to communicate with each other, production efficiency goes up. Add the ability of analytic tools to predict maintenance needs, and productivity improves even more.

CHIRON at the EMO 2017

Machine tools for efficient and precise 5-axis machining, system solutions for automation and digital options for production optimization are the focus of CHIRON’s trade fair presence in 2017. In hall 12, stand C04, the company will be exhibiting as CHIRON Group together with STAMA, SCHERER Feinbau and the retrofit specialist CMS.

3D Printing Helps Create Work Ready MEMS Engineers

Microelectromechanical systems, also known as MEMS, could be described as tiny machines that have both mechanical and electrical components. The focus of this definition is most certainly the tiny part. While the dimensions of a MEMS can vary, their size can be anywhere from several millimeters to less than one micrometer, they are typically smaller than the width of a human hair.

FOBA showcasing at the Fakuma – Laser marking on plastics

At the Fakuma, the international exhibition for plastics processing in Friedrichshafen/Germany (October 17-21, 2017), FOBA will be showcasing special marking solutions for different plastics. As an internationally leading manufacturer of laser marking systems, FOBA will be presenting product news about the M3000-UV for sensitive plastics and new marking solutions especially made for day-night-design.