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PartMaker 2016 Includes Support for Broaching

Highlights of PartMaker 2016 include new 2 ½ axis milling machining strategies, support for the import of multiple solid models into a single PartMaker CAM project file, specialist support for broaching, fast 2D CAD drafting and toolpath selection, ...


Marking System Controller Expands List of Compatible Equipment

Automator America has released the AC500 3.0 universal controller for its line of pneumatic, electric and scribe marking systems.


Open-Protocol Device Enables Connectivity for Legacy Machines

Mazak’s open-protocol, MTConnect-compliant SmartBox is intended to be a platform for secure entrance into the Industrial Internet of Things, designed to facilitate connectivity of machines and devices and enhance monitoring and analytical capabiliti...


DNC Box Enables CNC File Transfer via USB

Highland DNC’s ShopLink Flash USB-to-RS-232 adapter enables transfers of DNC program files to and from CNCs via flash drives.


CNC Enables Four-Axis Turning without CAD/CAM System

The expanded contour machining cycle for Siemens’s Sinumerik controls now facilitates four-axis turning on lathes, enabling two turning tools, opposite one another, to machine a workpiece simultaneously for reduced machining time.


CNC System Can Be Customized for Three Different Operators

Okuma America introduces OSP Suite, an open-architecture CNC system that combines the company’s “Intelligent Technologies” with various software applications to improve cycle and lead times while achieving optimum machine conditions.


CNC Editing Software Enables Off-Line CNC File Management

Spectrum CNC Technologies offers a stand-alone version of its Multi-DNC editor, backplotter and file compare software, which includes the same CNC editing and viewing features integrated within the Multi-DNC package, but for a stand-alone PC.


Rotary Encoders Employ EtherCAT Technology

The Leine & Linde PSE and PHE 900 series of rotary encoders, available from Heidenhain, are designed for heavy-duty applications and are now available with an EtherCAT interface option.


Control Includes Three Remote Jog Options

Hurco’s Max5 control includes 80 ergonomic design features based on usability testing with the company’s customers.


Monitoring System Designed for Wide Compatibility

Nanospark’s CNC Machine Monitor system consists of a hardware device installed on a machine tool and a corresponding app installed on a tablet.


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