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EMCO Maier Introduces VT 400 for Production Inverted Vertical Turning



EMCO Maier is expanding its successful line of compact heavy-duty inverted vertical turning machines for production with the Vertical VT400, designed with integrated automation for complete machining of cast or forged chucking parts to 400 mm (15.75 in.) dia.  The VT400 utilizes the machine spindle and chuck to load and unload parts. Full Article

“AM Factory of Tomorrow” Opens Up a Great Deal of Potential with Modular Machine Configurations

Press Release - Concept Laser


Lichtenfels (Germany), November 17, 2015 - At formnext powered by TCT from 11.17 - 11.20.2015 in Frankfurt, Concept Laser presented a new machine and plant architecture. This is a real first which shows that the vision has already become firmly integrated in the company’s strategy. The new, integrated machine concept under the heading of “AM Factory of Tomorrow” promises a new level of Additive Manufacturing in terms of quality, flexibility and increase in performance. Full Article

ABB's Largest Ever Robot is 25% Faster Than Competitor Robots in High Payload Range

Press Release - ABB Inc.


AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (November 17, 2015) – ABB has introduced its highest payload, multipurpose industrial robot, the IRB 8700. The robot has a reach of 3.5 meters and is capable of handling a payload of up to 800 kg (1000 kg with the wrist down; 630 kg with LeanID). Designed for the ultimate in uptime, reliability and reduced maintenance, the IRB 8700 provides the lowest total cost of ownership among competitor high payload robot models. The new robot is targeted for material handling applications in the automotive, transportation and other heavy industries. Full Article

Optical Measurement Technology of the Latest Generation

Press Release - Jenoptik Industrial Metrology


Jenoptik industrial Metrology will introduce a new generation of optical shaft measuring devices at the Quality Show, October, 2015, Booth 1118. Assuring absolute precision in the shortest possible measuring cycle times, the new single-camera solution permits the measurement of workpieces up to 80 mm in diameter without any loss of resolution. Accuracy with MPE values (maximum allowable error) of less than 2 µm are typical. Full Article

Makino EDNC6, EDNC8 Sinker EDMs: Competitive Precision, Speed and Ease of Use for Large Workpieces

Press Release - Makino


Makino introduces its EDNC6 and EDNC8 sinker electrical discharge machines (EDM) that combine rigid and precise construction, simple touch-screen programming and advanced performance features for accurate and fast cutting of large work pieces.  Makino’s proprietary technologies included on the EDNC6 and EDNC8 ensure the ideal mix of speed, surface finish and reduced electrode wear. Full Article

New No Drip External Mix Atomizing Nozzles Positively Stop Liquid Flow



External Mix Atomizing Spray Nozzles mix liquid and air outside the nozzle and allow the air and liquid flows to be adjusted independently. The new, patent pending, No Drip External Mix Atomizing Spray Nozzles work in the same way our standard atomizing nozzles do, but have the added benefit of positively stopping liquid flow when compressed air is shut off. Full Article

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