Tool Management

The Smart Factory uses cyber-physical automation for tool management at every stage: from purchasing to programming to operation; from selecting, ordering and maintaining the proper tools for particular jobs to precise recommendations for cutting data to generating CNC programs for specific applications.
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Software: Industry News

American National Carbide Reaches ERP Milestone

They recently marked 40 years of using ERP software from Global Shop Solutions.

Walter and Comara Create Joint Venture

This new company will provide Smart Tool solutions in North America for Industry 4.0 applications.

MA Automotive Tool & Die Installs SMIRT DieBuild

They can now integrate detailed manufacturing processes for each die into their CNC programming and design visualization.


Software: Products

Accurately Measure Workholding Grip Force in Machine Shops

The Digital Grip Force Analyzer Software and Kit (PC Version) from Kitagawa North-Tech comes bundled as a complete kit, with rugged carrying case, super powerful Bluetooth dongle loaded with PC analyzer software, digital load meter, and the traditional handheld pendant for manual diagnostics, testing and measurement.

Wear-Optimization App Helps Decrease Wear Rates and Associated Costs

The app from Walter USA enables users from any mobile device and operating system to identify all specific forms of wear on indexable-insert and round-tool solid carbide applications, from milling, drilling and threading to turning, grooving and parting.

Integrated Digital Tooling Portal

Compatible with all mobile and desktop devices, My Pages from Seco Tools provides easy, round-the-clock access and transparency for every user in every part of the machining process, from the operator and programmer to purchasing.