Okuma’s multitasking machine Multus B 250 II is designed for medium and small parts applications.

The Industrial Internet of Things will profoundly change automated production processes. How do machine vision technologies help to cope with these challenges? By Dr Maximilian Lückenhaus, director, marketing and sales, MVTec Software

EOSprint 2.0 by EOS is a software for additive manufacturing systems. Features include application-specific parameter optimisation allowing for easier part optimisation.

CNC Software’s Mastercam 2018 offers new 2D/3D Milling features, design improvements, turning and mill-turn enhancements, and new CAD functions such as the Angle Sweep—which improves the creation of more complex wireframe functions.

Many CNC parts manufacturers as well as production and job shops could reduce their overall production costs 15 percent or more by leveraging existing CAM technology that is readily available. By Stas Mylek, applications advisor, CNC Software

This 5-axis machining centre is designed specifically for small, complex, 3-D contouring of high-quality part production as typically seen in aerospace machining, medical manufacturing, high-end job shop and die/mould applications.

Siemens has launched the new Solid Edge ST9 software for mainstream CAD. It allows easy access to the full capabilities of Solid Edge with cloud-based licensing, user preferences, and collaboration tools.

Nesting software can provide added productivity and competitive advantages. By Ben TerreBlanche, president and chief executive officer, Sigmatek Systems

Digitalisation of tool selection and assembly creation can increase machining efficiency. By Sandvik Coromant

The Radan 2017’s automatic order style editor now shows graphically what the program is going to do, enabling users to home in on a particular operation to make changes. The program was previously a text-based system.

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