CNC & MACHINE CONTROLS

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.
#cnctechtalk

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.
#cnctechtalk

CNC & Machine Controls

G Code To Include in Your CNC Program After It Ends

There are some G-code commands you might want your operators to occasionally execute but not for every cycle. Consider these examples.
#cnctechtalk

CNC & Machine Controls

NUMcut HMI Includes Postprocessor To Speed Program Preparation

The NUMcut human-machine interface (HMI) software package from NUM Corp. features a fully integrated CAM/postprocessor module to simplify and accelerate the creation of part programs for CNC machines.

NEWS

Heidenhain Opens West Coast Headquarters

The new headquarters consolidates Heidenhain’s Fremont, California, technical support operation into the company’s expanded San Jose business center offices.

Five-Axis

Large Equipment Offerings Buoyed by New CNC

To complement the strengths of many of its larger machine tools, Tarus has added a Heidenhain CNC to benefit those manufacturers seeking high-quality contour surface milling capabilities.
#casestudy

CNC & Machine Controls

4 CNC Data Transfer Methods You Should Know

Modern CNCs enable transfer and backup of more than just machining programs. 
#cnctechtalk

CNC & Machine Controls

Video: What Will 5G Mean for Machining?

Faster wireless data transfer could bring new possibilities to machining processes. Modern Machine Shop’s "Data Matters" columnist Matt Danford talks about the manufacturing role for 5G.

EDM

Acu-Rite's DRO300 Enables Control of Sinker EDMs

The Acu-Rite 300-series digital readout (DRO), available from Heidenhain, now enables users to control sinker EDM machines.

CNC & Machine Controls

Servo Products' Orion CNC Retrofit Kits Add Third Axis to Knee Mills

Servo Products Co.’s Orion CNC Retrofit kits add or upgrade no longer supported controls for knee mills and lathes.