CNC & MACHINE CONTROLS

New Grinding Machine Utilizes Unique Kinematics

A novel grinding machine uses three rotary tables stacked off-center to provide full control over the grinding wheel’s X and Z axis, as well as its angular position, creating an unusual solution to grinding.

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Voice Control of Machine Tools has Arrived

Voice interface technology has come of age and is now found on a wide variety of products such as phones, tablets, PCs, TV remotes and many other devices.  Why not on machine tools as well?

Mazak VC-Ez 20 Provides Cost-Efficient Vertical Machining

Mazak’s VC-Ez 20 three-axis vertical machining center with onboard Mazatrol SmoothEz CNC offers an affordable, compact option for reliable, precise machining.

T Codes Simplify Tool Length Confirmation Process

CNC users can program custom macros and T codes to ensure cutting tools are the proper length for tool length compensation in machining centers.
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Tormach xsTech and PathPilot Hub Enable Remote CNC Learning

Tormach’s xsTech provides a small, fully featured option for CNC machining, and is fully compatible with PathPilot Hub, Tormach’s free digital twin software.

SW GmbH Promises Improved User Experience With New CNC HMI

SW GmbH has debuted its CNC HMI, the C|one Control Panel. This multi-touch panel includes troubleshooting and program management enhancements.

Offline Glebar CNC Wheel Dresser Boosts Grinding Efficiency

Glebar Company has released its new, offline DM-9CNC Wheel Dresser, which offers CNC-based contour dressing for grinding wheels.

5 Common Mistakes When Using CNC Machines

Spend enough time on the shop floor and you will see some of the same mistakes time and again. 
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New Control Adds Accuracy, Flexibility to Old Machine Tool

A legacy boring-mill machine retrofitted with a new FANUC control can hold tighter tolerances and accommodate rapid travel rates for faster machining.
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FANUC and CNC Software Introduce Five-Axis Postprocessor

FANUC and CNC Software have launched a Mastercam postprocessor optimized for five-axis simultaneous contouring accuracy on FANUC CNC machines.

ANCA Announces Tool of the Year Winners

ANCA CNC Machines has declared ARCH Cutting Tool the overall winner of its third annual Tool of the Year competition. JG Group and Turcar Won the Virtual Tool Category.

7 CNC Parameters You Should Know

Parameters tell the CNC every little detail about the specific machine tool being used, and how all CNC features and functions are to be utilized.
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CGTech's OptiPath and Force Modules Prove Complementary

The OptiPath and Force modules of CGTech’s Vericut software have improved programming and cycle times at Ultra Machining Company.
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Siemens and Ingersoll Expand Digital Enterprise Partnership

Siemens and Ingersoll are expanding their digital partnership to enable create digital twins of Ingersoll’s tools and further advance robotics and CNC.

5 Tips for Selecting the Optimal Spindle Range

Learn how to select the appropriate spindle range and ensure that your CNC machining center or turning center is running an optimized cycle. 
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Voice Control of Machine Tools has Arrived

Voice interface technology has come of age and is now found on a wide variety of products such as phones, tablets, PCs, TV remotes and many other devices.  Why not on machine tools as well?

Sandvik Acquiring CGTech

Sandvik has signed a deal to acquire VERICUT developers CGTech, enhancing Sandvik’s ability to provide full machining solutions and increase its value proposition.

3 Ways to Improve CNC Utilization Without Sacrificing Safety

Operator safety is the most important consideration when improving CNC machine utilization. 
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Omron Soft NA HMI Improves Usability

Omron Automation Americas has launched a software version of its NA5 human-machine interface that will run on the company’s IPC series to give end users more control over their machines.

Five-Axis Conversational Programming from a Solid Model

This CNC feature imports a 3D solid model from which operators can perform conversational-type programming even for five-sided machining applications.

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.
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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.
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