CADCAM/CNC

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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

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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 ...

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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

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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 ...

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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 ...