Five-axis machining, once a novel and somewhat forbidding technology, has become routine in many shops. Meanwhile, some organizations are still hesitant to use it, largely due to programming concerns.
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In Donald, Ore., 24 miles south of Portland, GK Machine Company Inc., is manufacturing parts for heavy agricultural equipment such as harvesters, sprayers, tree diggers, and hose reels.
The new Metrology Gate portal from LK Metrology provides remote access to information of connected metrology devices
Because it is a production cost, reducing the need for deburring can help the bottom line. In this podcast, part two of two, Alan Rooks, Editor in Chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, talks with Dr. LaRoux Gillespie, a researcher, engineer, manager, consultant, and writer with an extensive knowledge base on deburring and finishing. In this episode, the discussion focuses on ways to reduce deburring costs in forming and fabrication operations, such as improving product design; preventing burrs; minimizing burr properties; and removing burrs during the main fab process. Also discussed are how shops can determine if deburring or edge finishing is needed, and how they can choose among the 124 different deburring processes.
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.
CNC Software Inc. has released Mastercam 2020 Multiaxis, an add-on for Mastercam Mill 3D, Router 3D, Mill-Turn, and Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS.
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 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.
East Iowa Machine Co. (EIMCo) in Farley, Iowa, is a full-service machine and fabrication shop. It is an ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturing company, employing about 150 people on three shifts at its single 130,000 ft2 (12,077 m3) location, and converts raw metals into finished component parts and assemblies using a wide variety of CNC equipment and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes.
3D Systems announced enhancements to its reverse engineering software products.