Tolland, Conn.-based CNC Software Inc., developer of Mastercam CAD/CAM software, announces the release of Mastercam 2020. The new release increases machining productivity and reduces overall production costs with new 2D through multiaxis milling automation features, CAD and model preparation improvements, improved machine configuration, 3D tooling, and more.
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E-TURN, the all-electric tube bender from BLM GROUP USA (www.blmgroup.com), can bend a variety of tube configurations including round, square, rectangular, flat-sided, oval and elliptical. Tube can be automatically loaded, bent and unloaded all in one machine.
With a module that directs light where it’s needed, the LED Bay Light from Big Ass Fans, Lexington, Ky., keeps the light bright and the heat away. Offering a variety of outputs (six lumen options ranging from 12,000 to 36,000), the light can brighten any space.
More than 5,400 manufacturing professionals from around the country descended on the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston last week for the biennial HOUSTEX event, held February 26-28. There, visitors interacted with more than 280 exhibiting companies occupying 65,610 square feet of exhibit space.
The Measuring Division of Kaman Precision Products, Inc. announces the availability of its line of Extreme Environment high-precision displacement sensors and systems.
“We are developing solutions for power workholding such as hydraulic swing clamps and block clamps, because the real estate on a fixture is so valuable,” says Jason Betz, product specialist for Carr Lane Roemheld (St. Louis). “This pushes the use of smaller workholding components as much as possible because the more parts on the fixture the greater the productivity.”
Overall, there are two overriding customer needs: reducing cycle time and machine downtime. They want higher feed rates and depth of cut for greater metal removal.
New technology for manufacturers in 2020.
The Italian Trade Agency via its North American Offices is producing a 2020,Volume XIII edition of its Machines Italia magazine, highlighting solutions provided by Italian companies to a North American audience.
Kyocera Precision Tools, Hendersonville, N.C., has introduced a CVD Coated Cermet Grade for production in a wide range of finishing applications. The CCX Grade is a new technology composed of a unique, high-strength cermet insert with a thick layer of CVD coating.