CNC & MACHINE CONTROLS

NEWS

Heidenhain Releases Online CNC Training Program

Heidenhain’s Heidenhain Interactive Training (HIT) 3.0 is said to provide advanced and apprentice-level CNC training and practice with Klartext programing and DIN/ISO programming within its three-axis machining learning packet.

CNC & Machine Controls

CNC Software Features Conversational Programming

Tormach has introduced an upgrade to its PathPilot CNC software package at no cost to the user.

CNC & Machine Controls

CNC Interface Puts More Information in Front of Operators

Soraluce’s Smart HMI, an intelligent human-machine interface, offers functions said to increase the efficiency of manufacturing processes, improved ergonomics and greater ease of use.

CNC & Machine Controls

Wireless Pendant Connects to CNC Systems

Osai USA’s OPENwiTP wireless teach pendant for use with its OPENcontrol CNC manufacturing systems.

Automation

Die Manufacturer Embraces IIoT to Move to Shorter-Run Production

As a punch and die supplier’s customers implemented leaner strategies, it needed to shift to shorter-run manufacturing. An ethernet communications system enabled machine CNCs to communicate with bar feeders to automatically switch part programs without operator intervention.
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CNC & Machine Controls

Lathe CNC Adds Features for Safety, Usability

Heidenhain has released upgrades to the CNC Pilot 640 lathe control.

CNC & Machine Controls

Will Voice Recognition Enable a Transformational HMI for Machine Tools? (See Video)

A new digital assistant for machining brings voice control to various CNC types and voice-actuated access to machine-tool-related information. Given its promise to free shopfloor personnel to work more effectively, one machine tool builder sees it as a potentially game-changing development.

Aerospace

Managing Risk Is This Shop’s Bold Strategy

Flying S routinely makes bold moves in how it processes machined parts and pursues business growth. This boldness comes from carefully minimizing risks.
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CNC & Machine Controls

New Control Improves Feed Rates on Remanufactured Legacy Machine

Replacing the original 25-year-old control on an otherwise sound remanufactured VMC enabled a moldmaker to increase feed rates, cut cycle times and increase profitability.
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CNC & Machine Controls

Software Creates Environment for Postprocessing Steps

IMTS 2018: ICAM Technologies’ Adaptive Post-Processing software changes traditional CNC programming.