Video: Mold Design, Engineering and Virtual Learning

Christina Fuges and Ryan Delahanty chat with Don Smith of Scholle IPN and Davide Masato of UMass Lowell about COVID-19, education, mold design and more in the virtual video series “What's New and What Works in Mold Manufacturing.”
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Hexagon Hosts Smart Manufacturing Virtual Open House 

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division presents three days of user education, subject matter experts and a virtual showroom to explore the benefits of smart manufacturing Jun 14-16, 2021.

Trumpf Names Director of the Trumpf Smart Factory

Kartik Vaidyanathan Iyer will be responsible for the Illinois-based Smart Factory’s operation and continuous development.

Realize LIVE and User2User Event Sessions to Offer Manufacturing Innovations, Insights and Solutions

May 26 virtual event offers a comprehensive lineup of solutions experts, customers and executive leaders that cover what’s new in the digital manufacturing space.

CNC and Robotics Integration Simplifies Operations

The FANUC Quick and Simple Startup of Robotization (QSSR) feature enables FANUC CNCs to directly program robotos through a G-code format.

Laser Processing System Integrates Automation For Complete Precision and Flexibility

ACSYS Lasertechnik’s Multishift system is fully automatic, including a robotic arm and integration with OCR, OPR and dynamic focus control for a very precise laser processing finish.

Siemens, SAP Expand Partnership to Deliver Intelligent Service and Asset Lifecycle Management Solutions

Cloud-based solutions close the loop between IT and OT systems through a model-based digital thread, enabling real-time business information, feedback and performance data over the entire product or asset lifecycle.

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.

The New Moldmaking Business Model

Developing a strategic view for your moldmaking business is the first step in building an appropriate business model. 

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.

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.
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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.
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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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.