Metrology Data in the Loop
Where will metrology fit in as the manufacturing industry moves quickly toward an environment that is driven by data and connected across the entire supply chain by a single “digital thread?” A good answer emerged at the recent HxGN Live event, which is the annual international conference sponsored by Hexagon, the global company best known in the manufacturing industry for its broad range of metrology equipment.
Software Release Improves 3D Translation
Vero Software’s Radan 2015 release features more than 180 enhancements, including changes to help ensure that imported 3D files retain accurate information to resolve manufacturing issues throughout the production process.
Flexible Custom Manufacturing Solutions
Sescoi has releases version 3 of its custom manufacturing solution, which includes WorkPlan Enterprise for full enterprise resource planning (ERP) and MyWorkPlan for efficient job management.
Optimize Feed Rates And Cut Machining Time
WorkNC G3 automatically generates optimized roughing and finishing tool paths for two- through five-axis machining applications. The new NCSpeed module, developed by Formtec and fully integrated into WorkNC, can produce additional cycle time reductions. NCSpeed uses a computer-generated stock model that is upda
CAD/CAM Software Solutions
The WorkPlan Enterprise ERP system is designed to offer companies a comprehensive system for streamlining and automating all aspects of their business including quotations, sales order processing, scheduling, quality, time, purchasing and stock management. Tools within the software enable users to analyze CAD and C
Taking The Plunge
It doesn't take sophisticated technology to perform plunge roughing effectively. In fact, if you are making due with a less effective machine, plunge roughing deserves even more serious consideration. (Includes video.)
Mold Maker Raises Productivity With Software
George Kasper, president of Innovative Mold, incorporated the company in 1989 with his brother David. The Washington, Michigan, firm began by making molds for the plastics industry.
Quality Mold Components Can Grow A Company
After investigating several different possibilities for growth, this mold shop decided to start milling the digital CAD models. This meant that they would need to purchase a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling center as well as a CAM software package to run on it.
Mold Machining In Motion
This shop's strategy for limiting lead time on large molds affects the choice of machine tool. It also affects who does the programming.