While waterjets are adept at cutting large, flat sheets of material, they aren’t limited to strictly vertical cuts. A video of a demo in Jet Edge’s IMTS booth demonstrates five-axis waterjet cutting.
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Video producers with no previous knowledge of CNC discover the power and possibilities of modern machine tool technology. Their example says something about where manufacturing talent might come from, and also about the importance of manufacturing as a whole.
Cutting tall, steeply tapered surfaces with wire EDM often creates an overburn situation if the slope of the wire path changes from the top to the bottom of the cut. A feature called Volumetric Taper Compensation with four-axis overburn control compensates for this effect on FANUC wire EDM models from Methods Machine Tools Inc.
Techspex has a new website and new capabilities. In place of a word-based search engine, this free utility aims to be the logical starting point for searches aimed specifically at finding the right machine tool.
According to the 2014 Metalworking and Plastic Capital Spending Surveys by Gardner Research, facilities that subscribe to MoldMaking Technology will spend $2.5 billion on metalworking equipment, tooling and workholding, primary processing equipment, auxiliary equipment, molds,software and testing equipment.