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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 message at a recent event. Andrew Allcock attended   Read More

Making connections - EMO 2017 central theme is Industry 4.0 07/11/2017

Fresh back from EMO 2017, Andrew Allcock pens this review in advance of Machinery’s separate EMO supplement to be published next month. Here he concentrates on the central theme, Industry 4.0, boiling it down to some basics to paint an overall picture of current activity  Read More

CGTech Force module supports efficient and safe feedrate optimisation 11/09/2017

CGTech’s Force milling module for its Vericut CNC program simulation and verification software has been officially launched in the UK via a series of road shows. Andrew Allcock attended one of them, learning surprising details about CAM system output   Read More

EMO 2017 - Europe's technology showcase - Hanover 18-23 September 17/08/2017

Next month sees Europe’s most important biennial manufacturing technology exhibition. Machinery has this run-down of new products that have been revealed as being on view at EMO 2017. Alpha order listed by UK representative organisation, related exhibitors (where their name differs from the UK organisation) are below these (italicised), as are the relevant stand numbers and exhibit details  Read More

EMO 2017 - Industry 4.0 gains momentum 02/08/2017

This year’s edition of biennial show EMO returns to Europe’s manufacturing technology heartland, Germany, with the six-day event kicking off on 18 September at its usual home, the Hanover show ground. Andrew Allcock offers this early preview, focusing on Industry 4.0  Read More

Decoding the Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence message 10/07/2017

There may be many still puzzling over the change of name in 2015 from Hexagon Metrology to Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence (Hexagon MI) and who still see the company as a metrology operation. At the Las Vegas event, meaning and shape were given to the company’s ‘manufacturing intelligence’ message.  Read More

FANUC UK - House warming 03/07/2017

FANUC UK has consolidated all its activities into a single, massive new home in Coventry. Andrew Allcock was at the official opening ceremony and has this report, including exclusive details from FANUC’s top man of future technology developments   Read More

Demonstrating the future - Bosch Industry 4.0 demonstrator 23/06/2017

The Factories of the Future Expo exhibition held in Manchester last month (April), at the Central Convention Complex, was the showcase for a number of technologies that enable Industry 4.0 – the connected smart factory of the future. One of the companies showing such wares was Bosch Rexroth.  Read More

Sandvik Coromant - Software is the solution 06/06/2017

Electronics and combined software-hardware packages for turning dominated a March press event held at tooling company Sandvik Coromant’s Sandviken, Sweden, technical centre. Will Dalrymple was there  Read More

TDM Systems - Online digital tool service 20/04/2017

Cloud-hosted toolholder/tool 3D models for CAM system use are already available from services such as Machining Cloud and Tools United, but tool management expert TDM Systems has thrown its hat into the ring, as Andrew Allcock details   Read More

Energy cell: Danish wind power subcontractor's unique production approach 09/03/2017

A unique approach to subcontracting from Denmark is supported by CGTech’s Vericut machining simulation software  Read More

This month 25 years ago: March 1992 02/03/2017

Machinery Awards, a familiar name; PC-based CNC, we’re still waiting; big export order for UK machine tool builder; the launch of a UK-developed-and-made CNC system; in-depth training update, plus more  Read More

Southern comfort: Southern Manufacturing exhibition preview 20/02/2017

After years of suffering the best attempts by winter weather to dismantle Southern Manufacturing’s coated fabric tent pavilion at Farnborough, including high winds and large quantities of water too, the organisers have pushed the event back a few weeks, to the end of March, in hopes of finding a clement interval  Read More

CAM in the cloud? 06/12/2016

Cloud-hosted CAM. Is it on its way? The latest CAM market survey released by CIMdata seemed to suggest that things might be moving along. Andrew Allcock asked two of its experts to explain in further detail. They don’t anticipate a rush, he finds  Read More

Smarter software: Autodesk’s new combined manufacturing software portfolio 05/12/2016

Autodesk unveiled its manufacturing software portfolio at Chicago’s IMTS exhibition in September. Andrew Allcock examines this in more detail and reveals what the company’s Mark Forth has to say in explaining its significance further  Read More

MACH 2018 – same place, new location, better facilities 02/12/2016

With post-MACH 2016 discussions and orders still playing out, exhibition organiser the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) has already moved on to organising MACH 2018 (9-13 April at the NEC - and is highlighting what’s different. There’s plenty, as Andrew Allcock heard  Read More

Accuracy in a box: third-party CMM recalibration 18/11/2016

Inbuilt 3D error maps are commonly employed to correct for repeatable errors in coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). CMM recalibration often requires that these maps be updated, but they are typically only accessible by the supplying OEM. A new ‘open’ solution has arrived, as Andrew Allcock explains  Read More

Are we post post? Three CAM software packages that change the role of the post-processor 15/11/2016

Three recently-launched CAM software packages speed up the production of NC programs by automating the process, or mixing up traditionally distinct elements of CAM, post-processing and G-code simulation. Will Dalrymple reports   Read More

Medical engineering case file: accelerating machining times with CADCAM 17/10/2016

Allied Automation says that pushing CADCAM package Alphacam’s Waveform strategy (01233 506100) to the limit has reduced rough machining cycles by half.   Read More

Energy case file: getting with the program 10/08/2016

In Derby, Manthorpe Engineering specialises in the machining of difficult-to-manufacture, performance-critical components, from small prismatics to rings and casings up to 3.4 m in diameter. It fabricates, machines, tests and assembles high integrity components from a range of materials, including exotic alloys for power generation customers, among others.  Read More

Energy case file: Soft(ware) skills 09/08/2016

Durham-based Altec Engineering Group, a supplier to oil and gas markets, has invested more than £1.5 million in CNC machine tools alone recently, including two large Mazak 5-axis machines (01905 755755), a Studer CNC universal grinder and a seat of hyperMILL CAM software from Open Mind Technologies (01869 290003).  Read More

Case file: Vericut post simulation eases program prove-out at RE Thompson 01/07/2016

Andover-based precision manufacturer RE Thompson has invested in a second factory, filled with six machine tools. All NC programs for both facilities are checked for errors by Vericut from CGTech (01273 773538), with which the company has been working since 1991.  Read More

Case file: CADCAM software helps aerostructure supplier cut parts and organise production 30/06/2016

Did you know that routines for drilling holes are supported by a standard feature, macros, in hyperMILL CADCAM software from Open Mind Technologies?  Read More

Case file: food conveyor tooling 28/06/2016

A long-term contract to manufacture conveyor tooling for food production (filling of glass jars) was the spur for Engineering Solutions & Supply to make some new investments.   Read More

Winter wonderland 31/03/2016

A year has passed since the majority acquisition by Japan’s DMG Mori Company Ltd of German business DMG Mori AG, during which the pair continue to drive forward on quality and productivity fronts, reports Will Dalrymple  Read More

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