SamuMetal is described as a unique event for the tools and technologies aspect of the metalworking industry. It runs from February 1-3 at Pordenone, Italy, and Nicoletta Gianotti, from Vero Solutions, says it is the ideal trade fair to showcase VISI…in particular its pocketing functionality.
Automatic detection, traceability and quality control of products are becoming increasingly important tasks across all stages of production. These trends are aided by inexpensive cameras and high-performance computers, which enable the use of image processing technology in more areas than ever before. Image processing has several advantages over visual inspection by humans, especially for quality control purposes. Optical inspection based on image processing can be carried out in a highly repeatable and deterministic manner. Measurements of parts down to the micrometer range, which are almost impossible to perform for humans, can be implemented easily.
Cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has extended the functionality of its InvoMilling™ software. The latest version of this user-friendly CAD/CAM solution for fast and simple NC programming offers even more possibilities when manufacturing gears on universal five-axis machining centres. As of late 2017, the software will also enable customers to produce straight bevel gears and herringbone gears.
PTC announced that several customers have recently expanded use of their Creo® suite of computer-aided design (CAD) software. These companies hail from diverse backgrounds in technology, engineering, retail and transportation, and all leverage the PTC CAD software to improve their product design and development process.
Siemens presented at the EMO Hannover 2017 with an array of new hardware and software solutions for its integrated Sinumerik portfolio. The spectrum on offer comprises integrated industrial software and automation technology designed to enable machine tool manufacturers to leverage the full productivity potential of the digital factory.
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.
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 modify existing geometry from third party CAD systems. John Buehler,…