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CGTech Releases VERICUT Version 9.2

CGTech has released the latest version of its VERICUT software, Version 9.2. VERICUT CNC machine simulation, verification, and optimization software simulates CNC machining, additive, and hybrid manufacturing processes.

Getting Back to Sort-Of Normal

With vaccinations on the rise, the in-person collaboration that is still essential to doing business, including trade shows, is growing. But challenges to recovery from the pandemic remain. Global supply chains are struggling with multiple disruptions. Shipping rates are historically high. Computer chip shortages are curbing output.

3D Printer ‘Fingerprint’ Fights Counterfeiters

The thermodynamics of the extruder head, or “ThermoTag puts, a stamp undetectable to the naked eye on the physical properties of 3D printed parts. If proven and accepted through additional research, the phenomenon has implications for thwarting counterfeiting of parts and products, protecting intellectual property (IP) and tracing illegal manufacturing of weapons.

Which Cut is Best, Water or Laser?

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.

Time to create stronger, more agile U.S. supply chains

When Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute needed clear plastic to make face shields for the coronavirus pandemic, conventional suppliers were unable to provide it. “We are now one of the largest purchasers of document covers in the country,” Robert Hull, acting VP for research at Rensselaer, said during a  webinar that SME and CESMII – the Smart Manufacturing Institute hosted last week.