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DP Technology Introduces Updated CAM Software for 2020

DP Technology has announced a comprehensive product update, called ESPRIT 2020, for its computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software. Among the most significant developments are updates to the software’s computer-aided design (CAD) interfaces and new or improved solutions for specific machine tools.

Verisurf Software Offers Free Online Metrology Training Courses

Verisurf Software is offering its online metrology training courses free of charge now through June 30. Access is available for Verisurf University dimensional metrology courses including Inspection, CMM Programming, Reverse Engineering, and Guided Assembly.

Notiphy Launches New Process Management and Communication Software

Notiphy, a workforce process management and communications platform for manufacturers, has launched its software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform nationwide. Notiphy is focused on improving worker safety, efficiency and productivity and providing managers with greater visibility into employee work streams and job orders.

Plan Now to Exploit Post-Virus Opportunities, Industry Analysts Urge

Companies most likely to succeed in capitalizing on those opportunities will excel in digital transformation, among other things, according to the April 9 webinar “Market Impact of COVID-19: How to Respond, Reset, and Rebound,” by Aroop Zutshi and Mark Simoncelli of Frost & Sullivan Industry and Strategy Experts.

Shops Use Shrink-Fit with Presetters for Toolholding Efficiency

Unlike its name, the use of shrink-fit tooling is expanding. A shrink-fit toolholder starts with a slightly undersize bore that is heated to enlarge the inner diameter enough to accept a cutting tool and then grip the cutter as it cools and contracts.

How to Choose the Best Toolholding System for Your Shop

Many job shops hold onto traditional, inexpensive tooling systems. ER collets and Weldon flats are tried and true; they work and are proven. At the same time, newer, advanced machining technology, such as multi-axis machines, may perform better when newer, advanced (and more expensive) toolholders are deployed.