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.
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.
Mitsubishi Electric Automation Interactive Cycle Insertion screens on its M8 series of CNCs are designed to be used with Renishaw’s GoProbe macros.
Kays Engineering’s Eldorado gundrilling machines feature an updated operator control panel.
EMO 2019: Athena is a universal, voice-operated assistant technology specifically designed for manufacturing work.
Westec 2019: FANUC’s 0i-Model F CNC system and a servomotor cart controlling motion and movement comprise a FANUC CNC training simulator.