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Software feature helps simplify machining of shaped holes

March 8, 2016

Prima Power Laserdyne’s ShapeSoft™ feature, recently added to the Laserdyne S94P control for multiaxis laser systems, helps simplify the creation of programs for producing cone, oblique cone, fan, and racetrack holes in a variety of turbine engine components, including blades, nozzle guide...

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Software updated with programming, simulation, and monitoring tools

March 7, 2016

Unison has introduced software to manage the tube bending process from programming to production. The software includes a new version of the Opt2Sim 3-D simulator to help accelerate the development of control programs for all-electric tube bending machines. It employs the same embedded code that...

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Diamond burnishing tools produce mirrorlike finish

March 7, 2016

Diamond burnishing tools by Elliott Tool Technology produce a mirrorlike surface finish on linear surfaces in a single pass. Available from Monaghan Tooling Group, the tooling can improve surface irregularities and tool marks, producing surface finishes of 4 to 8 Ra and eliminating secondary...

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Resistance welding machine features flexible waveform technology

March 7, 2016

Dengensha America has introduced its new Flexwave resistance welding machine and corresponding flexible waveform technology, which combines the capabilities of a capacitive discharge welding machine and a 15,000-Hz bipolar medium-frequency converter. According to the company, the technology...

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3-D viewing software updated for improved mobile functionality

March 7, 2016

Kisters has introduced release 2016 of 3DViewStation WebViewer. This version provides extremely fast 3-D viewing, advanced analysis, and digital mockup for browser-based viewing and mobile users of tablets, smartphones, and notebooks. No client installation is required. The program ships with...

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Laser cutting system reduces power consumption

March 7, 2016

Fonon Corp. has updated its TITAN™ flat-bed, multipurpose laser cutting machine, integrating multiple subsystems and introducing several changes to help minimize floor space requirements, reduce power consumption, and increase productivity. Designed to consume less than 5 percent of the power...

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Absolute ring encoder released for angular motion feedback

March 4, 2016

Heidenhain has introduced the ECA 4000 incremental ring encoder, the next generation of the ERA 4000 unit for machine tool rotary tables, semiconductor wafer motion stages, and robotics. The new absolute series ring encoder offers several features for angular motion feedback. It comes in a...

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Automated bundling system works with mills running up to 650 FPM

March 3, 2016

FD Machinery offers an automated bundler that keeps pace with mills running up to 650 FPM. It has the smallest footprint of any automated bundling system available, according to the manufacturer. One hands-free bundler collects the tubes, stacks them into square or hexagonal bundles, bands...

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Confined-space ventilator includes attached ducting/canister

March 3, 2016

Pinnacle Climate Technologies has introduced the 8-in. MASTER® ventilator. The lightweight, small-diameter unit can be used where space is limited. It comes with 25 ft. of ducting in an integrated duct carrier. The ventilator, constructed with a dual-walled polyethylene housing, delivers high...

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Manual spray unit combines with application pump for powder savings

March 3, 2016

Gema has introduced the newest version of the OptiFlex®2 F Spray manual unit, designed for applications that require high film builds or precise, constant powder outputs when using long powder hoses. The unit features a single-chamber design based on the smart inline technology (SIT) concept....

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Airflow amplifiers extract dust, fumes with no moving parts

March 3, 2016

Vortec airflow amplifiers extract smoke, fumes, and debris to help enhance safety and productivity in the workplace. The high-flow, bladeless blowers amplify compressed air up to 60-fold, in unducted applications, with no moving parts. They can be mounted, ducted, and moved easily, and airflow and...

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Cart keeps rolls of labels, tape organized

March 2, 2016

Creform has introduced a cart designed to hold rolls of labels and tape for the production process. Built using a system of pipes and joints, the cart keeps labels and tape consolidated in one area. The open design makes all the spools visible. The rolls are supported from the center on pins to...

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Tool library added to design software

March 2, 2016

IronCAD has introduced the IronCAD Mechanical add-on, which offers a library of tools such as standard fasteners, steel sections, pipes, and flanges for use in the design process. Because knowledge and rules are built directly into the tools, typical day-to-day tasks such as bill of materials...

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Indexable milling cutter handles multiple materials

March 2, 2016

The Pramet Force AD universal shoulder milling cutter features differential pitch to reduce vibration and system noise. The cutter works with multiple materials in harsh environmental conditions. The body of the milling cutter is constructed of a new material suited to machine a pocket for the...

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Double-cut shears slice metal without distortion

March 2, 2016

Kett Tool’s KD-440 double-cut shears deliver precision cuts in cold-rolled mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum without warping or bending the original material or the finished piece, the company reports. The dual blades transfer any distortion produced in cutting to a 7/32-in. waste...

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