Hannah Mason Associate Editor

Hannah Mason joined the CompositesWorld team in 2018 after working as an editorial intern for sister magazine Modern Machine Shop and earning a Masters of Arts in Professional Writing from the University of Cincinnati

Measurement

Inspection Macro Software Enhancement Grants Full Control of Feed Rates

By: Hannah Mason

Renishaw’s latest version of Inspection Plus macro software features updated SupaTouch technology, which has been enhanced to give users full control of probing cycle feed rates.

Cutting Tools

EDM Drill's Revised Design Increases Machining Speed

By: Hannah Mason

Makino’s EDBV3 is an EDM drilling machine designed to produce cooling film holes in blade and vane turbine engine component details.

Turning Machines

Heavy-Duty VTL Offers Precision for Large Workpieces

By: Hannah Mason

The You Ji VTL-1200ATC+C vertical turning lathe, distributed by Absolute Machine Tools, features a 49" table and 63" swing with a full C axis and live milling for large workpieces.

Measurement

Software Update Enhances Capabilities of Rotary-Axis Calibrators

By: Hannah Mason

Renishaw’s Carto 3.0 software for its XR20-W rotary axis calibrator enables users to quickly capture and analyze machine performance data from rotary axes.

CAD/CAM

CAD Translation, Validation Software Features 3D Framework

By: Hannah Mason

Kubotek3D’s K-Compare Validate is a stand-alone CAD translation and validation software built on the universal CAD architecture of the Kubotek Kosmos 3D framework.

IMTS: Then and Now

By: Hannah Mason

Mark Albert, editorial director of Modern Machine Shop, attended his first IMTS in 1980, when what is now McCormick Place was one building, spillover exhibitors were housed in a printing warehouse and PCs were just arriving on the scene.

Automation

Dual-Gripper, Carbon-Fiber End Effector Increases Robot Productivity

By: Hannah Mason

All Axis Robotics has introduced a dual-gripper, carbon-fiber end effector for collaborative robots in the metal fabrication industry.

Workholding

Workholding System Increases Vacuum Surface Area for Mill Fixtures

By: Hannah Mason

Technical Tooling’s Vacu-Grip composite workholding system vacuums mill fixtures by using a granular media technology that configures to any complex three-dimensional shape.

Cutting Tools

Broaching Tool Eliminates Cleaning Process for Serrated Turned Parts

By: Hannah Mason

Schwanog’s broaching tool eliminates the cleaning process step when machining serrated turned parts, creating a single-operation approach using a conventional lathe with a C axis.

Holemaking Tools

Vibration Damper Increases Productivity for Boring Operations

By: Hannah Mason

Wohlhaupter’s NoviTech vibration damper module, available from Allied Machine & Engineering, increases productivity for boring operations as well as surface quality and process reliability while extending the insert’s and machining spindle’s operating life.

8 Fun Facts About IMTS 2018

By: Hannah Mason

What does Sean “Diddy” Combs have to do with McCormick Place? How many pounds worth of machine tools are on the show floor? (And other trivia that will crown you the IMTS know-it-all.)

Cutting Tools

Circle Segment End Mills Increase Material Removal

By: Hannah Mason

With so much happening in a busy show year between NPE2018 and Amerimold 2018, MoldMaking Technology is revisiting some of the technology that was on display. In case you missed it: At IMTS 2018, Emuge Corp has circle segment cutters, a class of end mills designed to enable more material removal with fewer passes in five-axis machining.