HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced its intent to extend its IIoT collaboration with PTC, a global provider of technology platforms and solutions, to integrate AR functionality into its HARMAN Media Suite with PTC’s Vuforia® AR platform.
Cost pressure and increasing quality requirements are influencing the automotive sector more than ever before. And yet complex processes such as out-of-round grinding are coming to the fore. How can these sophisticated grinding processes be carried out even more efficiently? The EMAG Group will be providing tailor-made answers to this question from March 14 to 17 at GrindTec 2018 in Augsburg. One of the highlights of EMAG’s appearance at the trade fair (Hall 5, stand 5029) will be the vertical grinder VG 110, which is ideally suited to out-of-round grinding chuck parts.
Siemens announces the latest version of Simcenter 3D, its flagship environment for multi-disciplinary computer-aided engineering (CAE), with new comprehensive solutions across multiple simulation disciplines. Simcenter 3D is an advanced stand-alone CAE application for analysts and discipline experts that works with data from any CAD source. Because it is built on the Siemens NXTM platform, it also works seamlessly with NX CAD. With more enhancements than any previous release, Simcenter 3D, part of Siemens’s Simcenter portfolio of simulation and test solutions for predictive engineering analytics, looks to revolutionize how simulation engineers can help drive design direction in industries such as automotive, aerospace and industrial machinery.
Okuma adds the 2SP-2500H CNC lathe to its line of a smart machines. The innovative front-facing twin spindles provide significantly higher levels of productivity and far greater reliability in mass production, especially for automotive parts. The compact automation-ready machine provides excellent floor space utilisation and integrates two lathes into one unit with a standard loader for continuous front and back work.
MAPAL has developed ISO indexable inserts for boring the aluminium cast combination that was successfully in use. Now the development has moved a step further due to downsizing. Together with the top half shell made of aluminium, today manufacturers increasingly rely on sintered steel instead of cast iron for the bottom half shell. This steel features a higher strength than cast iron and is therefore more suited for the increased mechanical loads.
Research into cycloidal gearing gave Olly Dmitriev, CEO of Vert Rotors UK, the idea that the principles of this technology could be applied to a compressor. The new type of oil-free screw compressor developed and patented by Vert Rotors has proved to be 35 % more energy efficient than dry oil-free machines. The main reason for this energy saving is that there is no stator in the design, which is common in rotary twin shaft compressors and which allows the gas being compressed to leak back.