The optimal and longest-possible use of tools represents a vital cost factor for machining companies. But compromises are often necessary – particularly in series production and as part of automated processes. Tools with a defined tool life are replaced as soon as the specified tool life has come to an end. In many cases, though, the tool has not truly reached the end of its tool life and replacement is not yet necessary. However, companies play it safe to avoid quality issues and the risk of producing items that later need to be rejected.
Leica Geosystems, a Hexagon company, announced the release of the new semi-automated excavator functionality for the iXE3 3D excavator machine control solution, including tilt and tilt rotator bucket automation.
FPT Industrial, brand of CNH Industrial dedicated to the design, production and sale of powertrains for on and off-road vehicles, marine and power generation applications, today announced it acquired 100% of Potenza Technology, a company specialized in the design and development of electric and hybrid electric powertrain systems.
Company is first in additive manufacturing (AM) industry to conduct and provide comprehensive, consistent materials test data - enabling engineers to efficiently, effectively evaluate AM production materials for their applications.
Yamazaki Mazak has underlined its commitment to the British machine tool industry with the launch of its newest fully simultaneous 5-axis machining centre – the CV5-500 – which will be the only machine in its class to have been completely conceived, designed and built in the UK.