Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America Inc.
KMT Waterjet Systems
Baxter Springs, Kans.
Program part contours with DRO
Radio probe beats interferences
Hoffman Estates, Ill.
Toolpath for tight corners
Engineering Geometry Systems
Salt Lake City
DMG America Inc.
HMC features twin pallets
Fadal Machining Centers
VMC drive connects to spindle
Haas Automation Inc.
Multitasking machine tackles aluminum
Machine design dampens vibration
EDMs sport new NC
Grinder performs I.D. and O.D. work
CMM measures without the extras
The 7-axis contact/noncontact Laser ScanArm measurement device collects measurement data without third-party attachments, external electronics, or cables. It uses a hard probe to collect simple point variations and a laser scanner for larger data volumes. An auto-material feature samples workpiece surfaces and adjusts the scanner's settings for optimal use. The device also has infinite rotation.
Faro Technologies Inc.
Lake Mary, Fla.
Detect part errors before machining
Five-axis machining software additions
PowerMill 5 software sports secondary-axis limiting so the generated program does not move outside any limits in the machine tool's movement range. Contact-point analysis ensures the cutting surface touches only the component. The contact-point feedrate control makes sure feedrates are based on cutting speed instead of the tool tip's rotation rate.
Software compatible with multitasking machines
Esprit SolidTurnMill software offers factory-certified posts and accurate G-code generation for Mori Seiki, Mazak, and Nakamura machines. SolidMillTurn also tackles specific programming needs of multifunction and Swiss-style lathes and mill-turn machines.
Automating repetitive programming
The automatic toolpathing add-on for Mastercam Version 9.1 software computerizes repetitive programming tasks by linking cutting strategies to specific layers containing geometry. The feature automatically scans each layer and programs them with the selected toolpath types. The add-on supports native Mastercam MC9 files and AutoCAD DXF or DWG files and is available for contour, drill, and pocket 2D toolpaths.
CNC Software Inc.
Manage and monitor machine tools
GE Fanuc's i CellOEE Windowsbased supervisory software manages and monitors multiple CNC machine tools and supports operations such as parts machining, data collection, remote diagnostics, and state-change monitoring. In the event of a failure, the software quickly facilitates operation recovery. Built on GE Fanuc's Cimplicity HMI software, i CellOEE provides OEE data directly from the CNC and is capable of multiple communication interfaces.
GE Fanuc Automation Americas Inc.
Westlake Village, Calif.
Turning and grooving tools
Madison Heights, Mich.
Tooling for small-part machining
Fair Lawn, N.J.
Tool grade turns difficult materials
Transform RD/ER collet chucks
Centaur Precision Tools
Secure thin-walled parts
Carr Lane Roemheld