Machine tools

Full throttle towards a common language for machine tools

umati (universal machine tool interface) moves one step ahead towards becoming a generally accepted standard. VDW, the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association and the OPC Foundation establish a so-called Joint Working Group. Interested…

Okuma presented digitisation trends and new machines

At this year’s IMTS Okuma introduced new machines and features. In addition to the premiers at the fair, Okuma also presented its wide product portfolio ranging from various hardware solutions to software and…

Just one CAM system for over 20 years

Issartel was one of the first industrial manufacturers in France to work with ESPRIT CAM software. When the company first decided to use CAM, it was to manage and program its first hot…

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…

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