CAM programming is thus tasked with processing pending machining jobs using the stock of tools on hand. Compromises are often made at the expense of machine running times. In a joint project, MAPAL and the milling machine manufacturer Röders GmbH optimised the interplay between machine, tool and CAM strategy on a generic component.
The recent discovery of a large number of counterfeit NSK bearings in Johannesburg, South Africa, highlights the need to remain vigilant in the face of criminals who look to put the safety and integrity of industrial machinery and humans at risk. Towards the end of April 2022, a Police search and seizure operation (initiated by NSK) led to the confiscation of thousands of replica bearings (98% industrial types) worth an estimated R5 million. Criminal and civil proceedings are now underway against the perpetrators, who will shortly receive a court summons.
The who's who of the industry will meet at AMB from September 13 to 17, 2022 at Messe Stuttgart. SCHUNK is also part of the community that is burning with passion and commitment for metalworking. After a long hiatus, this community is finally coming together again in person. The technology leader will be showcasing automation and digitalization options for machining as well as new developments in the field of sustainable, resource-efficient clamping devices.
The pandemic has undoubtedly changed the way we work, but for OPEN MIND Technologies, undergoing an extensive online tendering and prove-out process against its competitors was an exciting new challenge. RE Thompson has ambitious plans for its manufacturing facility and implementing the correct CAM system was seen as a critical decision requiring due diligence for the subcontract manufacturer.
To strengthen its position even further in the area of stationary systems, Hainbuch, the manufacturer of high-precision clamping devices, has acquired the Docklock zero-point clamping system from Vischer & Bolli AG in Switzerland.
Global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, has installed a RenAM 500Q Flex Additive manufacturing (AM) system at aerospace manufacturer GKN Aerospace's state-of-the-art Global Technology Centre in Bristol, UK. Taking its place alongside the latest technologies and manufacturing processes for the next generation of aircraft, the RenAM 500Q Flex will provide valuable feedback on how to optimise AM for aerospace applications.
Attendees at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2022 will experience the most powerful machining software from CNC Software, LLC to date, Mastercam 2023. IMTS is the largest and longest-running industry trade show in the Western Hemisphere, held every other year in Chicago, attracting an international audience of more than 115,000 people.