CADCAM/CNC

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FANUC FIELD - Uptime focus

31/01/2020

After its first release in Japan back in 2017 FANUC’s Industry 4.0/Internet of Things (IoT) platform now seems ready to enter a new stage (or: new territories). After some delays to the original timeline, at EMO this ...

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AI and data bias

31/01/2020

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a fast-developing technology and one that Machinery is coming across more and more. Our EMO review feature last issue (p14) and this issue’s cover feature (p10) both reference it.

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Autodesk University, London - Generation generative

24/10/2019

​For two days in July, Autodesk hosted a London-based edition of Autodesk University.It provided a push to its cloud-hosted design-to-production collaborative software, Fusion 360, which it also expanded; saw its cloud- ...

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MACH 2020 preparations

18/02/2019

MACH2020 (www.machexhibition.com) will take place from 20-24 April, 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. It will be the second show since the move to new halls, with the event last year attracting 25,000+ ...

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Polished performance

11/02/2019

EU project SYMPLEXITY for human/robot collaborative polishing has developed technology to replace manual effort. And, via partner Autodesk, this may lead to polishing becoming a capability of metalcutting machine tools. ...

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Powermill 2019 highlights & more

08/10/2018

Andrew Allcock visited Autodesk’s Birmingham facility to hone in on the very latest and most important developments in Powermill, revealing some details of next release 2019.1, while pointing to wider Autodesk ...

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Taking a walk through the Industry 4.0 landscape

01/10/2018

​Industry 4.0 encompasses all industries and all sectors. Machinery’s focus is on those technologies that deliver a benefit at the shopfloor. Andrew Allcock takes a stroll through relevant Industry 4.0 offerings to ...

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The nuts & bolts of Industry 4.0 - Mazak

06/07/2018

​Andrew Allcock looks at the detail of the reality of Industry 4.0 data analytics for a Mazak customer, detailing the needs and some of the benefits of easily applied system components suitable for SMEs

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A force to be reckoned with

07/05/2018

The AMRC recently provided a progress update on its part in the EU’s Twin-Control project that is seeking to develop a holistic simulation model for machining. Steed Webzell listened in

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Smarter cuts

29/03/2018

The combined development of new cutting techniques, cutting tools and supporting CADCAM/CNC software cycles saw an uptick in activity last year. Andrew Allcock reviews the developments, highlighting the benefits claimed ...

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Roll out the barrel to slash cycle times by 90%

21/12/2017

High efficiency milling using conical barrel tools can slash cycle times by up to 90%, when machining surfaces. Tooling supplier WNT and CADCAM specialist Open Mind Technologies UK got together to underscore this ...