OPEN MIND Technologies, a leading developer of CAD/CAM software solutions worldwide, has announced that Ramco Machine, LLC (Rowley, MA U.S.A) is helping to impact the future of space exploration by using hyperMILL® CAM software and 5-axis machining to make parts for an advanced NASA satellite mission. The mission, named Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), is credited to discovering its first circumbinary planet – a world orbiting two stars.
Seco Tools has announced the expansion of its Jetstream Tooling® Integrated (JETI) technology with a complete range of holders for General ISO turning. This easy-to-use internal coolant technology increases tool life dramatically while also shortening setup and indexing times thanks to a new single-screw insert clamp design and the absence of external hoses.
Whether they’re producing turbochargers, steering knuckles or cylinder blocks, customers can mill their cast and steel parts considerably more cost-effectively with the radial insert milling programme from MAPAL than with the previously available solutions. Since the product launch in 2018, there have been a large number of measurable successes resulting from the use of the tools in the series production.
Sandvik Coromant has embarked on a unique venture with Microsoft to drive forward the development and digitalization of the manufacturing industry. Combining Sandvik Coromant's expertise in machining with technical solutions from Microsoft, the collaboration will seek to link up parts of the production chain to create solutions for the next generation of manufacturing. The contract also includes an acceleration of the internal digitalization network for Sandvik Coromant.
Never has the word ‘unprecedented’ been so widely used or more relevant than it is at a time when the whole world is talking about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The impact on our personal and working lives, global industry and the stock markets and our daily social routines and behaviours….is certainly unprecedented.
By Rhys Williams, Editor for Metal Working EMEA
With its popular CNC system for milling and turning machines, Siemens is offering the Sinumerik 828D Fast Package program for quick delivery to machine tool builders, system integrators and retrofitters. These pre-defined packages for typical standard milling and turning machines include the CNC, drive, motors and accessories.