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Model Development for Cutting Optimization in High-Performance Titanium Machining

[Editor's Note: This article was adapted from the Makino white paper "Model Development for Cutting Optimization in High-Performance Titanium Machining." It has been shortened for length and scope. To read the full white paper with complete details of Makino's modeling process, click on the link at the end of this article.] Titanium alloys have been widely used in the aerospace, biomedical and...

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To Our Readers: Happy Holidays from ThomasNet News

Season's Greetings, Loyal Readers: The holidays are a time to consider all that we're thankful for, and you are on our list. You drove a tremendous 2013 for ThomasNet News with your Machining Journal readership, sharing of our articles, and feedback on our content. We want to keep this momentum going. In 2014, you will see a more streamlined and improved ThomasNet News that will ensure you get...

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USMTO: Manufacturing Technology Orders Jump in October

Manufacturing technology orders in the U.S. totaled $435.02 million in October, according to the U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) report published by AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. That represented a 10.2 percent jump from September but a 3.2 percent drop when compared with October 2012's volume of $449.44 million. The year-to-date orders total of $3.94 billion is...

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Understanding Scan-Based Design and its Benefits

3D scanning, design, and inspection tools and workflows have been established for some 15-plus years. Yet, during that time, the required technology has been accessible only to those with deep pockets and dedicated personnel, whose entire job scope was to oversee these often complicated systems. For these reasons, design and inspection based on 3D scanning was, quite simply, not something that...

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Laser Cutting Systems Generate Interest at FABTECH

  Laser cutting was an important part of last month's FABTECH exhibition in Chicago. Suppliers of laser cutting machinery displayed a variety of models, many of which sported features such as automation, high power and speeds, and smart controls that optimize their use in diverse applications. Exhibitors emphasized the importance of laser cutting for not only job shops but machine shops,...

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EMO to Remain in Hannover, Germany, Through 2025

The organizers of EMO, the major metalworking trade fair in Europe, will continue to be staged at the Hannover Exhibition Grounds in Hannover, Germany, through 2025. Representatives of the German Machine Tool Builders' Association (VDW), which organizes the event, and Deutsche Messe, which operates the exhibition venue, signed an extension that will return the metalworking fair to its present...

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Vericut Simulation Software Faster, More User Friendly

Vericut has released the latest iteration of its CNC software, which is designed to reduce scrap and optimize machine performance. Vericut v.7.3 is compatible with most machine tools from such major suppliers as DMG-Mori Seiki, Mazak, and Makino. The software supplier says the user interface is customizable and has been improved to allow an enhanced degree of optimization, including the ability...

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Mazak Optonics Announces New North American Vice President

Mazak Optonics has tapped its national sales manager Al Bohlen to become vice president/general manager of its North American operations. Bohlen served most recently as the Mazak Optonics national sales manager, during which time he oversaw the expansion of sales territories and new product releases, such as the laser cutting technology which premiered at Fabtech 2013 in Chicago. He has worked...

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MTConnect Institute Issues Call for Speakers

The MTConnect Institute has announced a call for speakers to present new research and discuss technology at its upcoming [MC]2 Conference. The [MC]2 Conference, scheduled for April 8-10 in Orlando, Fla., will feature a series of lectures, presentations, and demonstrations about the MTConnect royalty-free networking standard. Designed to promote broader use of the standard, the conference...

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Hybrid Tool Can Mill and Perform Additive Manufacturing

Sauer Lasertec has partnered with DMG Mori USA to develop a hybrid machine that combines milling and additive manufacturing (AM). The hybrid machine will use laser metal deposition alongside a five-axis CNC milling machine to provide both operations during one cycle. Sauer Lasertec says the AM operations will be performed by a 2 kW diode laser head that pivots away from the spindle during milling...

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