Banking on the premise that sometimes the best ideas for solving problems come from the ground up, manufacturers are adopting no-code and low-code programming platforms to let employees solve problems by building their own custom apps.
Metrology-grade laser scanners are expanding their range of applications. New users are finding the main attractions of laser scanners—speed and ease of use. What prevented more widespread use in the past were laser scanners’ perceived tradeoffs. Using one usually meant sacrificing accuracy or working with noisy data.
The IUPUI Mechanical Engineering Technology program concentrated on Mastercam and the online benefits of Mastercam University for its students. This approach paid big dividends on a unique Indy Car project for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
ByIndiana University & Purdue University Indianapolis
Hexagon Orthopedics had two problems at one of its plants: high manufacturing cycle time and low tool life in deep drilling. The solution? Vascomill 10, a vegetable-based oil product from Blaser Swisslube. Today, all of Hexagon’s plant use the oil product.
Looking to improve operations and expand its aerospace business, M-1 Tools Works began working with Cimco, a CNC communication and networking software supplier. Today, M-1’s programmers can write programs and get them to any machine in its plant.
ByCimco Americas LLC, M-1 Tool Works Inc. & ShopWare Inc.