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Even the most sophisticated nesting software won’t eliminate the need to manually finish an edge if the job’s not thought through from start to finish. Follow these three best practices to minimize wasted time and material.
DP Technology’s Esprit CAM software program supports 3-, 4-, and 5-axis directed energy deposition (DED), a form of 3D printing that uses a focused energy source such as a laser or electron beam to melt material.
Combining high-pressure water jet deburring with low-pressure part cleaning and drying processes, the EcoCvelox from Ecoclean Inc. is a one-stop finishing solution. Highly configurable equipment enables highly flexible process design.
One of the fastest-growing sectors of North American metal manufacturing is laser processing of tubes and profiles. Design software and machines that automatically perform multiple manufacturing steps are making this complicated fabrication process cost-effective for smaller companies.
By enabling its Radan CAD/CAM design software to connect seamlessly with the 2021 release of Workplan MES software, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is enabling sheet metal fabricators to establish a complete digital thread from start to finish.
Siemens’ NX Sketch software offers unconstrained concept design sketching within the 3D environment to help increase productivity. Remarkably, NX can recognize tangents and other design relationships to adjust on the fly.
Quoting software saves time and money throughout the entire production process if it’s properly integrated with CAD/CAM and manufacturing system software. If it’s not, your team’s doomed to constantly reinvent the wheel.
Lantek’s 2020 version contains more than 100 improvements that emphasize process efficiency as well as remote working for users. Lantek Expert, Lantek Flex3d, Lantek Integra, and Lantek MES Manager have evolved with algorithms to meet market needs.
The world’s top engine builders and auto enthusiasts rely on Borla Performance Industries exhaust systems, but parts were taking too long to program and produce. Switching from CNC machining to automated plasma cutting is drastically reducing cycle times.
The latest RADAN software for sheet metal fabrication provides savings on raw materials and quicker nesting production. Users can produce more parts per sheet, so it takes less time to produce a batch – saving about 50 minutes per day for 80 nests.
Lantek’s Intelligent Collision Avoidance (ICA) detects when sheet metal contours or scrap pieces pose a risk of interfering with the cutting head. And when collisions are averted, fiber laser cutting productivity soars.
The future of Industry 4.0 will change how computer systems are structured, and the future is here with Edge computing. This hybrid technology manages the enormous volume of data generated from CNC machines to produce useful and accessible information that optimizes factory operations.
Lucifer Builds Custom Dual-Chamber Furnace
A Midwest company has put a new Red Devil unit into service to heat treat steel parts in-house. Cost effective and customized with safety features, the RD8-KHE18 furnace offers space-saving working dimensions of 12 x 14 x 18 inches in both chambers.
Smart Visual Inspection Technology Meets Metrology Products
A new Mitutoyo-Kitov agreement will lead to the integration of Kitov technologies in Mituoyo’s metrology solutions. Look for future development of more solutions to come from the new partners as they combine Mitutoyo’s measurement technologies with Kitov’s planning and inspection technologies.
Unison Ups Product Support Scope, Accessibility with ‘UltimateCare’
The rebranded service program facilitates selection of the right maintenance solutions, and also offers additional services such as CAD modellng, component prototyping and process optimization. Customers can choose services ala-carte or in tailored, bundled agreements.