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Update of CAD/CAM Nesting Software

Hypertherm has released ProNest 2019, a major version update of its advanced CAD/CAM nesting software for automated cutting. "This release contains more than a dozen new features and enhancements designed to make customers more efficient and profitable," said a Hypertherm spokesperson. New features include: Raster to vector conversion to quickly convert .jpeg and similar images into CAD files for cutting Fly cutting for faster laser cutting on thin material, and the ability to pierce without slowing down or stopping the ...

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Modified TIG Process Enhances Speeds, Weld Seam Quality

When welding, it is not only seam quality that matters-speed also plays a significant role. Both of these help the welder to work more efficiently and also to reduce costs. With the modified TIG process, ArcTig, Fronius has developed an innovation for mechanized joint welding that addresses quality and speed. A special welding torch allows the TIG arc to be focused in a targeted manner and its energy density is increased. Users can weld up to 10 mm thick high-alloy sheets and pipes without extensive seam preparation, to a high quality standard ...

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Automation in the Cloud

EPLAN Software and Services has announced its latest version of its EPLAN Cogineer platform: EPLAN Cogineer Advanced. The solutions provider will be offering its automation software through a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. The two functional areas, Designer and Project Builder, will thereby only be usable as cloud-based solutions with separate licenses. Data security is naturally assured: user rights for Designer, in which the rule sets and macros for automatic schematic creation are defined, can be clearly defined through a new Rights Man...

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Murata Machinery USA, Inc. Appoints New Fabrication District Manager

Murata Machinery, USA, Inc. (MMUSA) has announced its recent hire of Nelson Cuesta, who joins the company as the Fabrication District Manager for the Northeast territory. Within his new role, Cuesta will be responsible for direct sales and business development within the Northeastern markets that Murata Machinery, USA serves. "We are very excited to have Nelson join our Fabrication sales team. We are confident that his high energy and motivation will bring a renewed effort into his territory and support MMUSA's drive for customer satisf...

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FANUC America to Expand Headquarters with New Facility

FANUC America Corporation has announced plans to construct a new facility in Auburn Hills, MI, that will be used for engineering, product development, manufacturing and warehousing. "Robotics and automation are key drivers of manufacturing competitiveness," said Mike Cicco, President and CEO, FANUC America. "We are looking forward to expanding our facilities here in Oakland County to keep pace with the growing demand for automation." FANUC's products are applied in a wide range of industries including automotive, aeros...

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CNC Multi-Purpose Milling Machine

The KNUTH Machine Tools MF 5 VKP CNC features a rigid Meehanite design with a powerful 5 HP motor for longevity and performance. It offers a Fagor CNC control for today's intricate demands. State-of-the-art technology includes a CNC-controlled quill feed, robust 40 taper spindle and pre-loaded ball screws for precise control. Pneumatic clamping, 3-axes digital readout, infinitely variable rapid feed and forward/reverse rotation also come standard. Featuring a 54" x 10" table, travels of 31" x 15" x 15" (X, Y, Z) and ...

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