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.
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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.
Hardinge Inc. and J.G Weisser GmbH & Co. KG have entered into a definitive agreement under which Hardinge will acquire Weisser.
Sandvik AB has agreed with Battery Ventures to acquire U.S.-based Cambrio, which has a portfolio in CAD/CAM software for manufacturing industries.
Advances in software and digital tools
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.