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Integrated CAM Software Automates Data Transition From Engineering to Production

Edited by Emily Probst

By switching to CAMWorks software, Decimal Engineering was able to boost its throughput and quality while saving time and money.  
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Oil & Gas

Mazak Leaders Share Observations of Machine Tool Market During Uncertain Year

Cybersecurity, hybrid machines, automation and the state of the market among the topics addressed. Virtual event with product launches to be held August 11.

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Adjusting Supply Chains in U.S. Manufacturing

As the novel coronavirus presents challenges for manufacturers and new opportunities for suppliers, manufacturers should not miss the chance to strengthen their supply chains.

CNC & Machine Controls

How To Reference Custom Macro Variables by Name

FANUC now enables CNC users to reference custom macro system variables by names in addition to hard-to-remember numbers. Here’s how.
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NEWS

Sumitomo Increases Investment in Sintavia

The investment will help Sintavia scale its production capacity for flight-critical components that are produced via additive manufacturing.

CNC & Machine Controls

5 Mistakes We Find in Most CNC Programs

While the mistakes listed here will not sound an alarm or cause a program to fail, they will cause confusion, wasted time and scrap parts.
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NEWS

Horn USA To Move into Expanded Headquarters Facility

The new facility’s production area is expected to triple capacity over Horn’s current Tennessee facility.

Are Employees Really Replaceable?

Although an individual might consider themselves to be replaceable, an organization should not see their employees that way.
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CNC & Machine Controls

Acu-Rite Turnpwr Control Improves Two-Axis Turning Productivity

IMTS Spark: Turnpwr, a control system from Heidenhain’s Acu-Rite brand, is designed for two-axis lathe machinists where manual and automated operation are needed.
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Zünd's Single-, Dual-Beam Routers Allow for Numerous Automation Options

IMTS Spark: Zünd offers the G3/S3 and dual-beam D3 cutting systems for custom routing and prototyping in composites and technical textiles, gasket materials, foams, plastics and other rigid and flexible materials.
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Western Gage's Micro IIi Readout Measures Tapered IDs, ODs

IMTS Spark: Western Gage’s Micro IIi air gage readout provides fast and accurate measurements of tapered internal and external diameters.
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Waldmann's Linura-Edge Lighting Displays Machine, Process Status

IMTS Spark: Waldmann Lighting’s Linura-Edge is designed specifically to work inside or outside machines with less volatile environmental conditions (IP54).
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Vollmer's VGrind 340S Grinds, Resharpens Very Small Carbide Tools

IMTS Spark: Vollmer’s VGrind 340S grinding machine is designed for producing and resharpening small, rotationally symmetrical carbide tools.
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Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle Enables Longer Unattended 3D Printing

The Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle 3D printer includes a material station and air manager for automated material handling, optimized air filtration and filament humidity control.
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TST Tooling Software Technology Offers ERP Software for Moldmakers

IMTS Spark: TSTracker is an enterprise and resource planning software designed to streamline shopfloor processes and enable job tracking.
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Data-Driven Manufacturing

Machine Monitoring Circles Back to Basics

Deeper insights from more varied data are no replacement for manufacturing fundamentals. 
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Hope Is an Asset: Here Are Machine Shops Following Clear Visions for the Future

A simple strategy offering a clear aim to hope for is particularly valuable during a disruptive time. Recently posted articles offer examples of shops following clear ideas for the way ahead.
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Toolholders

Techniks' Triton Hydraulic Chucks Provide Increased Toolholding Power

IMTS Spark: Techniks has expanded its line of hydraulic tool holders with the Triton line of hydraulic chucks.
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VMCs

Takumi H10 Double-Column Machining Center Features 15,000-rpm Spindle

IMTS Spark: The Takumi H10 double-column machining center features a 15,000-rpm inline spindle with a Big Plus Cat 40 taper.
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Measurement

Sensofar Metrology S Wide Optical Gage Performs One-Shot Height Measurement

IMTS Spark: Sensofar Metrology’s S Wide non-contact 3D optical gage is designed for micro-scale measurement of large areas with advanced inspection and analysis capabilities.
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Rocklin's FlyMarker Mini 85-45 Plus Offers Large Marking Area

IMTS Spark: Rocklin’s handheld FlyMarker Mini 85/45 Plus dot peen marker builds on the strengths of previous models with its large marking area and deep marking power.
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