CADCAM/CNC

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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

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Cloud cover

23/03/2016

Cloud-connected tooling data has been with us for about three years. Machinery reviewed developments as they appeared, but looks again at this area as yet another initiative is announced. Andrew Allcock journeys through ...

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Expansive vision

08/02/2016

Andrew Allcock attended the annual Las Vegas Autodesk University event, a gathering of some 10,000, taking in software users, Autodesk staff plus journalists. The full breadth of the company was made clear, as were its ...

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Change maker

08/02/2016

The Autodesk University (AU) event of last November/December, held in one of Las Vegas’ over-the-top hotels, The Venetian, was high on practical advice for users through hundreds of small sessions and high on energy for ...

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Controlled good looks

20/11/2015

CNC performance is mostly taken for granted, much as is the case with PCs. All the development action is in the interface, as EMO ably highlighted, with some on-machine simulation innovations also breaking cover. Andrew ...

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Programming and planning

11/11/2015

Changes are afoot at specialist aerospace subcontractor Phoenix CNC Engineering, following its acquisition last year by Universal Engineering

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Tips and tricks - 5-axis CAM programming

17/09/2015

Andrew Allcock talked to Delcam PowerMILL expert Craig Chester about 5-axis programming, extracting some key information related to PowerMILL 2016 and 5-axis machining generally for those new to the complexity that such ...

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Risk-free machining

08/09/2015

VERICUT simulation software from CGTech provides the confidence Keller Technology needs to machine high value parts, without the requirement for manual program prove-out or the risk associated with less robust ...

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In control

01/06/2015

Following on from new machine interfaces (see feature 'A brave new face'), we take a more detailed look at developments in the controls behind them. New machine controls are not just faster, they incorporate software ...

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A brave new face

27/05/2015

A new kind of machine tool control is emerging. With a look and feel borrowed from smartphones, it aims to offer a simplified interface, particularly for the next generation of machinists. Will Dalrymple reports