Eli Plaskett

Eli Plaskett Associate Editor

CAD/CAM

Looking at the Benefits of Cloud-Based CAM

By: Eli Plaskett

VisualCAM from MecSoft will enable users to instantly share and alter CAD/CAM files in a web browser through Onshape.

NEWS

Metrology Solutions Expo to Take Place in South Carolina

By: Eli Plaskett

Events will include training seminars designed to familiarize attendees with quality techniques and principles of metrology.

Horizontal Machining Centers

Machining Centers Help Shops Increase Output, Reduce Inspection Times

By: Eli Plaskett

Mazak machining centers reduced an Iowa shop’s setup and inspection times, enabling it to win an aerospace contract.
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NEWS

Institute to Develop Cybersecurity Hub for Manufacturing

By: Eli Plaskett

The Digital Manufacturing Design and Innovation Institute will research cybersecurity threats to assist U.S. manufacturers in protecting their systems.

Toolholders

Super-Slim Toolholder Enables Deep Clearance

By: Eli Plaskett

Big Kaiser has released the HDC Straight Shank slim toolholder, designed to reach into confined areas.

CAD/CAM

Shop's Coding Solution Results in New Time-Saving Software Feature

By: Eli Plaskett

For Ultra Machining Co., manually altering Vericut’s optimized tool paths at the machine was time-consuming and risky to the part. A custom macro alleviating this is now a feature of the software.
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Cutting Tools

Carbide Milling Tool Roughs, Finishes Stainless Steel

By: Eli Plaskett

The FightMax milling tool series from Inovatools now offers the FightMax Inox VHM-HPC roughing and finishing milling cutter, designed for milling inox, otherwise known as stainless steel.

Automation

Software Enables Building, Testing of Robotics Programs

By: Eli Plaskett

Rethink Robotics released the Sawyer Software Development Kit (SDK), a software upgrade designed for researchers and students to build and test programs on the Sawyer robot.

NEWS

Coordinate Measurement Society Launches Two Certification Programs

By: Eli Plaskett

The two certification levels will focus on best practices and personal expertise to enable metrologists to reach their professional development goals.

Demand for Machined Parts Increases Shop Bargaining Power

By: Eli Plaskett

Recent economic trends are empowering job shops to negotiate higher prices.

Cutting Tools

Ceramic Cutting Grade Enables Roughing Cast Iron at High Speed

By: Eli Plaskett

The WCK10 ceramic cutting grade from Walter is designed for roughing gray cast iron at high cutting speeds

Cutting Tools

Carbide Cutting Tool Brand Reintroduced

By: Eli Plaskett

Arno Werkzeuge USA has reintroduced the H.B. Rouse brand of American-made carbide cutting tools and inserts.