Armed with application-specific software and a controller that coordinates operation of the robot and painting devices, the three machines that comprise Yaskawa Motoman’s MPX Series precisely dispense paint on components of virtually any size.
June/July 2020 Issue
Manufacturing as a Secondary Operation: Entrepreneurs make software as well as parts. As supply chains reconfigured to domestically produce personal protective equipment (PPE), the global pandemic underscored the need to swiftly and accurately respond to potential orders. Fabricating and metalworking companies that harnessed equipment expertise to digital tools that streamline manufacturability analyses and integrate with back-office resources won the day. We look at why and how one CNC machining company, Plethora Corp., treats manufacturing almost as a secondary operation.
A memorandum of agreement, originating from an executive order, gives U.S. International Development Finance Corp. authority to extend $100 million in loans for projects that help re-shore or strengthen domestic supply chains for COVID-19-related equipment and supplies.
DP Technology, parent company of ESPRIT CAM, has created a streamlined machining experience with ESPRIT’s digital twin inside the CNC. Users can preview the entire machining process virtually on the CNC before executing their program it.
Online quote tool gives dealers 24/7 access to quotes and drawings. Considering the high demand for H.I.S.’s NikoRail enclosed track cranes, fast turnaround and well as expedited bill of materials to the shop floor will prove valuable to the company and the marketplace.
New division specializes in products to meet the demands of Industry 4.0. Chief among its offerings: Non-contact inductive couplers, sensors and measuring systems, and electro-mechanical clamping systems.
Watch the informational videos on PolyWorks Inspector and Hexagon Romer Absolute Arm on YouTube. The multi-piece editing function added to PolyWorks Inspector is described, and an online tutorial shows how to make sure the Hexagon Romer Absolute Arm is still in calibration.
pwc offers practical steps for responding to the coronavirus crisis. The financial institution also shows results of a U.S. Pulse Survey asking CFOs for their top 3 concerns with respect to COVID-19?
FANUC’s CNC GUIDE allows users to learn how to operate controls, create part programs and test designs in a virtual environment on a PC. FANUC’s U.S. customers can take advantage of the offer till the end of September.
Companies with local supply chains fared better during the pandemic than those that did not. Meanwhile, COVID-19 has caused chaos in tightly interconnected global supply chains, and now companies are rethinking, shifting, shortening and reshoring them.