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.
Makino’s EDBV3 is an EDM drilling machine designed to produce cooling film holes in blade and vane turbine engine component details.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All Axis Robotics has introduced a dual-gripper, carbon-fiber end effector for collaborative robots in the metal fabrication industry.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.