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Digital Transformation Picks up Speed

July 1, 2020
Fostering human-centered innovation by developing powerful, easy-to-use tools is at the heart of the new products, enhancements and services showcased during the Siemens Digital Industries Software 2020 Media & Analyst Conference, a two-day virtual event hosted by the Plano, Texas-based company on June 16 and 17.
By Larry Adams Contributing Writer, SME Media
ESPRIT’s AI engine ensures safe and efficient programming of the machine in complex environments, helping to reduce operator intervention and increase machine throughput.

ESPRIT Announces Extended Support for Mazak Smooth Ai CNC

June 30, 2020
ESPRIT by DP Technology has announced extended support for Mazak Smooth Ai CNC. ESPRIT produces machine-optimized, edit-free G-code programs, program optimization, and machine simulation for Mazak’s machine tools.
By ESPRIT Press Release
 Jason Hill and a student set up Mastercam Surface toolpath for an engine cylinder.

Change The Culture, Fill The Skills Gap

June 24, 2020
Colleges and universities are playing a crucial role helping North Carolina address a statewide skilled labor shortage.
Jason Hill Instructor of Computer Integrated Machining Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
By Jason Hill Instructor of Computer Integrated Machining, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Left to right: Kärcher’s prototype designers Achim Sanzenbacher and Michael Wussack are highly satisfied with the support of Steffen Völker and Aleš Vurušic from Open Mind.

CAD/CAM Software For Fast, Efficient Prototyping

June 24, 2020
Innovative products call for creative developers equipped with prototyping technology that implements their ideas efficiently. That is true for Kärcher, a global manufacturer of cleaning equipment. Located near Stuttgart, Germany, Kärcher, is part of Alfred Kärcher SE & Co. KG Group, which has more than 13,000 employees in over 127 companies across 72 countries.
By Kärcher
ECI Software Solutions users at Ace Metal Craft collaborate at whiteboards showing ECI’s real-time shop-floor data on the big screens.

Connected, Integrated ERP Software Streamlines Ops

June 23, 2020
To be more efficient and to have single sources of the truth in their data, customers are seeking to leverage modern, standard application programmer interfaces (APIs) to integrate into their software.
Corey Ladd Vice President, Product Management ECI Software Solutions
By Corey Ladd Vice President, Product Management, ECI Software Solutions
Thermwood LSAM machines print, trim, and probe. CAPPSNC software feeds metrology data back to the NC controller and adjusts work offsets and other machine parameters as they change. Measuring and machine adjustment becomes automatic.

On-Machine Metrology Drives Efficiencies In Large-Scale AM

June 23, 2020
In the cornfields of southern Indiana, Thermwood Corp. is making unique large-scale additive manufacturing (LSAM) equipment. LSAM machines produce large- to very-large-sized components from reinforced thermoplastic composite materials, creating industrial tooling, masters, patterns, molds and production fixtures used in the aerospace, automotive, foundry, and marine industries.
By Thermwood Corp.
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