Tag Archive for Engineering

Choosing the right path into engineering

When choosing a career, it’s important to carefully consider all available options and to gain a clear understanding of where each route could lead. Here, Simon Biggs, Education Outreach Executive at global engineering company, Renishaw, explains why young people no longer have to choose between an engineering apprenticeship and University.

Why Women Hold the Key to Engineering’s Future


Half the world’s population is female. Sadly the employment rate in the engineering and, by extension, entire scientific community doesn’t reflect that. It’s embarrassingly low, at just six percent for female engineers.

Mazak showcases four new VARIAXIS models at EMO 2013

The new VARIAXIS machines, which can be found in the multi-tasking 5-axis zone of Mazak’s stand, located in Hall 27 number C61, include the i-700 T complete with turning function and the UK-built VARIAXIS i-500 equipped with Siemens control. The VARIAXIS j-500 the j-600/5X machines will also feature prominently. The VARIAXIS i-700 T answers market…

New process monitoring software for the Equator™ gauge

A new process monitoring window has been added to the shop-floor user interface for Renishaw’s Equator™ gauging system. This instantly displays measurement results of inspected features to the operator on a bar-graph display. It also shows the history of measurement on each feature so that process trends can be seen. The system’s re-mastering process can…

New developments in understanding rotary axes performance

The new software for the highly successful XR20-W now allows it to be used to measure the rotary positioning accuracy of an axis on many configurations of five axis machine tools, where the XR20-W often cannot be mounted on the centre of rotation.  Together with Renishaw’s existing AxiSet™ Check-Up system, which provides machine users with…

High-Efficiency Production in the Smallest Spaces

RLS by Liebherr: Entry into high-efficiency production

Liebherr-Verzahntechnik GmbH’s Rotary Loading System RLS offers cost-effective entry into high-efficiency production with one or two machines – delivering utilisation of more than 90 %. Using the RLS to extend a machine’s running time makes investing in an additional machine completely redundant in certain cases. One or two machining centres can be docked to the…

CAM by OPEN MIND: hyperMILL® 2013

Wessling (Germany), 16 September 2013 – OPEN MIND Technologies AG, one of the leading CAD/CAM software developers, is releasing hyperMILL® 2013. The many improvements and extensions found in the new version of this popular CAM software solution provide even more efficient usage of modern NC machines and cutting tools. At the same time, the software further cuts…

Renishaw’s game-changing contact scanning system opens up completely new process control opportunities for high-value CNC machine tools

SPRINT blade application

The SPRINT system incorporates a new generation of on-machine scanning technology that will deliver a step-change in the benefits of process control, enabling fast and accurate form and profile data capture from both prismatic and complex 3D components. Drawing on Renishaw’s partnerships with major businesses in key industrial sectors, the SPRINT machine tool scanning system…