Held October 5-10, in Milan, Italy, the 2015 EMO machine tool show attracted 15,000 attendees and showcased the future of manufacturing through the exhibition of more than 6,600 machines from 1,600 exhibitors representing 42 countries.
New Modus 2 metrology software from Renishaw simplifies the programming of coordinate measuring machines. It has been designed with usability in mind, including an innovative, easy-to-learn interface and faster programming, resulting in unprecedented levels of productivity, with or without a CAD model. The user experience is also designed to be identical whether the software is connected to a “live” CMM or working in an offline environment where full simulation with speed control allows measurement sequence development and visualization.
GF Machining Solutions and EOS jointly debuted a new tooling manufacturing solution, the AgieCharmilles AM S 290, designed specifically to help optimize the full production of metal mold inserts with conformal cooling. This additively produced metal mold insert for piping features thermal exchange close to the surface to ensure and control temperature homogeneity for shorter throughput time and increase part quality.
DMG MORI offered the Sprint 32/5 production lathe, built in Italy; a second generation of turn and mill machines; the CTX gamma TC lathe; the NLX 6000|2000 turn-mill center for large components; three milling innovations, including the fourth generation of the duoBlock series; three machines from the ecoMill V series; and automatic lathes from DMG MORI Wasino that have recently been added to its product range.
Komet showcased its extensive new range of high-performance milling cutters, including six more indexable insert milling cutter systems. It also highlighted its ToolScope system, efficient, high-end technology in the area of machine and process monitoring.
For high-precision mold components that require a higher level of machined surface finish, Okuma presented its MP-46V series VMC.
In addition to maintaining high dimensional accuracy during room temperature changes, Okuma’s Thermo-Friendly Concept, on this MP 46V series, provides high dimensional accuracy during machine startup and machining restart.
Open Mind educated attendees about three high-performance modules in its hyperMill Maxx machining CAM software, offering strategies for roughing, finishing and drilling.
Sodick highlighted five core technologies for achieving high-quality machining with its linear-motor-driven precision wire-cut EDMVL600Q: power supply units, discharge units, linear motors, motion controllers and fine ceramic components.
FFG’s Feeler U-800, developed for advanced five-axis applications, is a gantry-type machine with a one-piece structure of U-shaped base and column, providing adequate rigidity and accuracy for larger workpieces. In addition to highlighting the five-axis element for moldmaking applications, Feeler also presented the high-speed HV-50 VMC for moldmaking and the FMH-500 HMC for automotive and moldmaking.
Amidst an array of machine, software and cutting tool technology was the occasional entertainment.
Mark your calendars for the next EMO, to take place in Hannover, Germany, September 18-23, 2017.