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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Two things everyone knows about diamonds: they’re very hard and they’re very expensive. And so it is with polycrystalline diamond (PCD) as well as cubic boron nitride (CBN) cutting tools.
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.
Hardinge Inc. and J.G Weisser GmbH & Co. KG have entered into a definitive agreement under which Hardinge will acquire Weisser.
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 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.
Zekelman Industries had a goal to deliver steel-framed, volumetric modular building units up to 50 percent faster, without cost overruns, built to 1/16” (1.59-mm) tolerance.
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.
With the ongoing shortage of skilled workers and the pickup in the economy, suppliers of welding equipment are finding ways to making welding easier for those working in manufacturing. Automation is the leading technique among many.