To assist manufacturers on their Industry 4.0 journey, global engineering technologies company Renishaw has partnered with the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology. Renishaw provided the center with industrial metrology and additive manufacturing equipment to help companies adopt new manufacturing strategies and accelerate implementation of new digital technologies.
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Includes new functions for efficient electrical and automation design of industrial equipment
Laser cutting and waterjet cutting: two great technologies that go great together? Or best when they play solo? As ever, the answer is it depends—on what work a shop has coming in the door, what materials are being processed most often, operator skill levels and, ultimately, the available equipment budget.
Sharpe Products recently installed a BLM Group LT7 4-kW laser cutting system. This equipment cuts round, square, rectangle and open profile pipe or tube up to 6" OD.
FANUC America and the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council have aligned to co-market the stackability of their industry-recognized certifications, representing a major step toward helping the U.S. overcome its shortage of skilled workers.
Measurement and inspection solution provider Mitutoyo America has partnered with Atlantic Technical College in Broward County, Fla., as a major supplier and supporter of its Machining Technology course.
Sandvik AB has agreed with Battery Ventures to acquire U.S.-based Cambrio, which has a portfolio in CAD/CAM software for manufacturing industries.
Sandvik will acquire DWFritz Automation, a U.S.-based provider of precision metrology, inspection and assembly solutions for advanced manufacturing. DWFritz designs, builds and supports high-speed, non-contact metrology solutions and automation systems.
Advances in software and digital tools
A collaboration including ModuleWorks GmbH, Sandvik Coromant, and CAMWorks has produced one of the first commercial implementations of Sandvik Coromant’s new PrimeTurning methodology in a CAM system.