Machine tools

The new Mate customer cloud-based portal for tooling library, history management and more

Designed and built with their customers in mind, Mate set out to enhance and modernize the user experience to make portal.mate.com the hub of their critical information. The user can manage their tooling…

For Metri-Tech, ESPRIT plus automation is the formula for success

In its 30,000-square-foot facility, Metri-Tech manufactures ultra-precision, high-volume critical components for the aerospace, medical, defense and commercial industries. Metri-Tech Engineering, Inc., in Huntington Beach, CA, isn’t your typical job shop —that much is…

Self-learning assistance system for efficient processes

To prevent long downtimes and high quantities of scrap, manufacturers must design production processes to be stable and efficient. Particularly successful outcomes are achieved when the experience of the people who operate the…

The beginning of the year for machine tools in Italy

Once ended the first half of the year, times are now mature to describe what happened in the machine tool sector in the first months of 2018. in that period, a slowdown of…

New entry in Mazak’s portfolio

Mazak expands its solutions with a new turning centre and NEW CONTROLS. Yamazaki Mazak has expanded its control offering for its popular 5-axis machining centers, the VARIAXIS i-500 and the VARIAXIS i-600, to…

How ambient conditions affect the function of lathes and machines

Influences like temperature variation, drafts, and air humidity can heavily compromise precision. The Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU is exposing machines to various climate zones around the world without…

Efficient use of resources in manufacture of metal components

In the newly opened 3D-Printing Lab for Metals and Structural Materials at the Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut, EMI, researchers have investigated how resource-efficient the manufacturing process is when lightweight aluminum components…

Enhanced productivity with Yamazaki Mazak’s vertical machining centres

Yamazaki Mazak launches two new vertical machining centres for the European market, specifically targeted at the subcontracting manufacturer. The VCN-530C is a European-built vertical machining centre powered by a newly designed 18,000rpm milling…

Okuma adds double column machine to technical centre in Austria

Okuma, added the MCR-A5CII to their Technical Centre East showroom. The high-speed double column machining centre enables efficient machining in 5-sided applications. Okuma welcomes customers to attend live demonstrations or to perform test…

FEM calculations and topology optimisation create more efficient components

Weight and cost reductions during 3D metal printing

Metal laser melting can be used to manufacture complex and efficient lightweight structures. This is particularly beneficial in sectors such as the aerospace and motorsport industries, where every gram counts. Last year, toolcraft…

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