Voice-Enabled Technology Assists Machine Tool Building Production

Developed specifically for the manufacturing industry, iTSpeeX’s voice assistant, Athena, is able to interact with machine tool operators via a machine’s existing control screen or a separate display.


KUKA Presents Industry Outlook to the Association for Advanced Automation

KUKA representatives discuss new industries driving the growth of automation, the increased demand for autonomous mobile robot platforms and showcase demonstrations.

Design & Mfg. Software

CNC Machine Technology Package Targets Motion Control and Workpiece Quality

Siemens introduces Sinumerik One Dynamics, a three-variant package for its Sinumerik One CNC control system, offering more efficient programming and execution of CAM-generated CNC programs.


FANUC America Launches CRX Cobot Website

Newly launched e-Learning website educates manufacturers and industry about FANUC’s CRX collaborative robot to get customers and employees up to speed.

Inspection & Measurement

Predictive Manufacturing Moves Mold Builder into Advanced Medical Component Manufacturing

From a hot rod hobby, medical molds and shop performance to technology extremes, key relationships and a growth strategy, it’s obvious details matter at Eden Tool.

Maintenance & Repair

What Is Scientific Maintenance? Part 1

Part one of this three-part series explains how to create a scientific maintenance plan based on a toolroom’s current data collection and usage.

Cutting Tools

Integrated Manufacturing System Connects Process Platforms, Streamlines Cutting Tool Production

ANCA’s AIMS uses smart automation and IT integration to connect tool production processes and systems for maximized productivity and end-to-end tool manufacturing.

TDM Systems Announces DSI as New Value-Added Reseller 

Desarrollo de Sistemas Informáticos’ (DIS) reselling of TDM’s tool data management systems will further a vision to fulfill customer’s needs to incorporate digitization into their manufacturing processes.

Moldex3D Announced as SPE Preferred Partner

Moldex3D has been recognized by the Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE) for demonstrated leadership and innovation in the plastics industry.

Cutting Tools

Digital Boring Head Program Offers Smaller Sizes

Head sizes down to the CKB1 modular tooling connection size are now offered by Big Kaiser. They will feature the same boring ranges and accept the same accessory products as their standard analog counterparts.

Business Strategy

MMT Chats: Applying Bench Lessons to the Business of Moldmaking

For this MMT Chat, my guest is Mark Gauvain, one of MMT’s newer Editorial Advisory Board members who has plenty to share as he recently made the move from working for some big manufacturers to working for himself as a consultant to moldmakers and molders on procurement and technology investment strategies.

Cutting Tools

Sensory Toolholder Monitors Machining Processes at the Tool

The Schunk iTENDO sensory toolholder seamlessly records the metal cutting process, monitors previously defined exact limit values and enables real-time adaptive control.

Design & Mfg. Software

3D CAD Software Release Ensures Manufacturing Agility and Efficiency

Enhanced model-based definition capabilities including improved color tools, expanded proprietary readers for STEP files and more round out Kubotek3D’s KeyCreator MfgCAD software.

Inspection & Measurement

Correlation-Free Measuring Cell Enables Real-Time Process Monitoring

Zeiss Industrial Quality Solutions introduces its Zeiss AICell trace, a dual, 7-axis robotic system that can be utilized in near-line, at-line or in-line applications.

Data Management Software

Digital Solutions Service Suite Strengthens Industry 4.0 Manufacturing

The United Grinding Digital Solutions modular service suite features solutions including remote service, service monitor, production monitor, customer cockpit and IT security.


Automated 3D Optical CNC Measuring Machine Targets High Precision and Challenging Applications

The Walter Helideck 3D is United Grindings’ latest non-contact 4-axis machine that generates 3D models of tools and production parts for the most demanding of industries. 

FANUC launches new "Take Control" virtual technology event

The event will occur Oct.19-22, 2020 and feature FANUC’s latest automation and robotics technologies.


Cobot Software Update Adds and Improves Operational Features

The line of 0B7 collaborative robots from Absolute Machine Tools’ partner Productive Robotics have been enhanced with 50 additional operational and ease-of-use features.

NIMS Marks 25th Anniversary Achievement with Smart Solutions Launch

The organization’s new Smart Solutions are an initiative to address the competencies needed by today’s technology-driven manufacturers. 


Machine Monitoring System Achieves Enhanced Data Availability

Heidenhain’s StateMonitor system avoids unnecessary downtime and bottlenecks, and enables machine data to be available on any device no matter the user’s location. 

Mold Components

Parametric Hydraulic Locking Cylinder Models Cover All Native CAD Formats

PFA offers an enhanced user experience for all current and older versions of native CAD file formats, including Catia, Creo-ProE, Inventor and more.

Inspection & Measurement

Improve Overall Inspection with Automated Measurement

Automated shop floor inspection and measurement technologies are leading mold builders to smart manufacturing.

Design & Mfg. Software

Software Streamlines Design to Manufacturing Process

HCL Technologies releases CAMWorks ShopFloor, which provides tools for companies to meet smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 initiatives by moving beyond 2D drawings or static digital files.


e-Spindle Enables Full Participation in Smart Manufacturing

Absolute Machine Tools partner PCI SCEMM (a Tongtai company) introduces the e-Spindle, an electro-spindle that integrates sensors and actuators to monitor cutting processes and adjust parameters to optimize tool life and workpiece quality.

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