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CNC & Machine Controls

Metalworking News of Note: November 2019

Orderfox.com adds an RFQ service for its users, Sandvik Coromant begins construction on new tech center in North Carolina, and other news from the metalworking industry. 

CNC & Machine Controls

Training CNC Machine Operators

A blended-learning approach uses external resources to teach the basics, saving in-house training for company-specific issues.
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CNC & Machine Controls

Acu-Rite's DRO300 Can Now Control Sinker EDMs

Heidenhain’s Acu-Rite brand has introduced software for its 300-series digital readout (DRO) that now allows users to control a sinker EDM machine.

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Increasing Employee Output Through Automation: Here is What We Found in 7 Recent Shop Visits

Modern Machine Shop editors routinely visit machining facilities to report on shops that are succeeding. Here is what our editors found on seven recent shop visits, all related to using labor more efficiently.

CNC & Machine Controls

5 Ways the External Work Offset Can Help You

External work offsets can be valuable because they let you shift the point of reference for fixture offset entries from the machine’s home position to a more logical one.
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Heidenhain, Mastercam Introduce Five-Axis Postprocessor

In a collaborative aimed at enabling five-axis machining for those using Heidenhain TNC controls and Mastercam CAD/CAM software, the companies have introduced a new postprocessor.

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Mitsubishi Electric's Interactive Cycle Insertion Screens Incorporate Renishaw GoProbe Macros

Mitsubishi Electric Automation Interactive Cycle Insertion screens on its M8 series of CNCs are designed to be used with Renishaw’s GoProbe macros.

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Eldorado Gundrilling Machines Get New Control Panel

Kays Engineering’s Eldorado gundrilling machines feature an updated operator control panel.

CNC & Machine Controls

Athena Reduces Time and Investment Required to Train Novice Machinists

EMO 2019: Athena is a universal, voice-operated assistant technology specifically designed for manufacturing work.

CNC & Machine Controls

FANUC's 0i-Model F CNC System Enables Program Simulation

Westec 2019: FANUC’s 0i-Model F CNC system and a servomotor cart controlling motion and movement comprise a FANUC CNC training simulator.