With product lifecycle management (PLM) software, manufacturers wield powerful tools to manage the massive transformations buffeting their industries.
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The word “reconditioned” can ignite visions of worn, overworked products inferior to new ones. The reality is as long as you purchase from a reputable supplier, reconditioned cutting tools will deliver the same consistent results as they did upon initial purchase.
ESPRIT, a developer of CAM software for CNC programming, optimization, and simulation, has released its on-demand training platform, ESPRIT Learning Center, to the general public.
The new i-ONE system of exchangeable micrograin carbide drill inserts and premium tool steel holders with coolant channels is based on coating advances and optimized designs for higher tool life and changeover speed, according to tool manufacturer YG-1.
Enhancements include AI (Artificial Intelligence) driven user experience, new simulation types as well as refinements in accuracy and enhanced performance speed and evaluate sound quality.
GWS Tool Group has acquired Taurus Tool & Engineering. Taurus, based in Batavia, Illinois. It is the first acquisition in 2021 for GWS Tool Group, following three previous acquisitions in 2020.
The Industry 4.0 & Smart Manufacturing Adoption Report by IoT Analytics suggests that Industry 4.0 technology uptake is still low among manufacturers.
All shops want to be more productive and reduce downtime. For some, this means an investment in a high-end CNC machine tool. Others give quick-change toolholders a try, or pursue an IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) machining strategy.
In Donald, Ore., 24 miles south of Portland, GK Machine Company Inc., is manufacturing parts for heavy agricultural equipment such as harvesters, sprayers, tree diggers, and hose reels.
For as long as people have been machining parts, they’ve been devising ever-more ingenious ways to grip them.