News and Features
As of June 1st, 2013, all new DMG / MORI SEIKI machines equipped with MAPPS control come installed with an MTConnect Standard V1.1 compliant MTConnect Adapter. With pre-installed MTConnect Adapters, DMG / MORI SEIKI customers will have a plug-and-play solution that allows easy, real-time monitoring of their machines — from anywhere, at any time.
CINCINNATI, OH, US – This year marks the twentieth anniversary of SigmaTEK Systems, LLC. Founded in 1993, the company has grown to become a leading provider of CAD/CAM Nesting Software and associated Manufacturing Business Automation solutions.
SCHAUMBURG, IL – From HEIDENHAIN Corporation comes a unique online interactive training tool for CNC instruction called HIT (HEIDENHAIN Interactive Training). This new training solution was designed to create an informative yet entertaining learning experience and teaches the most important elements of a CNC machine and imparts fundamental knowledge about CNC programming.
Delcam hosted a visit to its Birmingham, UK, headquarters by the Canadian High Commissioner, Gordon Campbell, on 17th January. The visit was part of a tour of companies and local government offices in the West Midlands aimed at strengthening business links between the region and Canada.
CHICAGO and PLANO, Texas – Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, has announced that Boeing, the world's leading aerospace company, has signed a new 10-year agreement to extend the use of Siemens PLM Software technology at both Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Defense Space and Security.
Mazak Optonics Corp. has released FX Tube, a new PC based software system for tube and pipe processing, for use on the Mazak FABRI GEAR machine.
Hypertherm announces major releases of its TurboNest and NestMaster nesting software. Major enhancements include a 2D CAD editor with everything needed to create or edit a detailed CAD drawing.
FANUC FA America is to unveil CNC productivity innovations at IMTS 2012, Booth #S-8919. These include: new enhancements to Series 30i-MODEL B CNCs for 5-axis and high-speed, high accuracy machining, introduction of the new Power Motion i–MODEL A CNC for general industrial machines and introduction of the new iPendant for CNC for improved operability.
Delcam will launch the 2012 version of its PowerMILL CAM system for high-speed and five-axis machining at the EMO World of Metalworking exhibition to be held in Hannover from 19th to 24th September. The new release will include a number of new strategies for five-axis machining, together with more general enhancements to make programming faster and machining more efficient with the best-possible surface finish.
Forming Technologies Inc. (FTI) have announced the worldwide release of FormingSuite v9.0. Committed to all sheet metal forming and costing engineers, designers, and estimators in the automotive, aerospace, consumer product and electrical/electronic industries, the main objective of this version was to significantly shorten time to market by allowing users to make fast engineering and costing decisions from an early stage of design right through to production in a continuous improvement process and within a unified collaborative environment.
CGTech, the developer of VERICUT CNC machine simulation, verification and optimization software, is now offering a new tool for communicating and collaborating with other people outside of the NC programming department. With the new VERICUT Reviewer, shop floor personnel and other production engineers can view animations of the CNC machining process.