Weekly Update 11/15/2007

Weekly Update 11/15/2007

November 15, 2007

NEWSLETTER SPONSOR Makino

Makino— a leading manufacturer of horizontal and vertical machining centers and EDM machines — has announced a new series of online Webinars. Designed for shops of all types and sizes, the seminars are free to anyone who registers. The planned seminars are intended for shops in the automotive, aerospace, medical product and die and mold industries. In addition to metal cutting and die/mold, the seminars will cover new technologies, such as micromachining. Mark Rentschler, marketing manager, says, "Online seminars allow anyone with an Internet connection to attend without losing a day of work." The seminars concentrate on shop efficiency, lean manufacturing, asset utilization, machine tool integration and automation, machine tool technologies, and metal cutting processes. Makino's application engineers, product managers and guest speakers will give presentations.

Controls and Software

Is a Manufacturing Computer Standard in Your Future?
The Association for Manufacturing Technology is well on its way to developing a standard protocol for computer equipment to simplify communications for devices used in manufacturing. However, the association has to first convince large manufacturers such as General Motors, Caterpillar and Boeing that it's a good idea..

Reselling Software
Is reselling software you legally purchased against the law? How far does a license control a customer's use of software. The outcome of a filed lawsuit could answer these questions.

And Speaking Software
A media company had its computers searched for unlicensed software. It was fined $3.5 million for the pirated packages.

Italian Made
See the latest 5-axis machine from MCM SpA that can be set up in a variety of configurations for flexible, high-speed precision machining using four, five or six axes. For six axes, the machine sports dual rotating pallets on a trunion table.

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Practical Machinist Metalworking Forum

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