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ANCA Names Sales Manager

ANCA Machine Tools has named Keith Grillot Sales Manager for its U.S. and Canadian markets, according to ANCA President Russell Riddiford. Grillot has previously held key positions with the Australia-based machinery builder. "We have a solid core group of highly competent associates and dealers. We will continue to work hard to exceed the expectations of our customers with the highest quality machine tools and professionalism in applications engineering and service," said Grillot. ANCA recently announced it is expanding its plan...

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Electric Spindle Featuring Automatic Tool Change

The Leonardo electric spindle is the latest innovation from Alberti featuring automatic tool change and speeds up to 60,000 RPM. This system comprises a main tool body with indexing pin, a stop block with cable and a controller unit. The controller unit is completely integrated with the machine controller so that the main functions of the head, for example speed, can be directly controlled from the machine. The electric contacts in the stop block and the indexing pin feature a safety cover and allow electric connections only when the head is lo...

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Innovative Tooling Solutions at PMTS 2017

At PMTS 2017 in booth 472, REGO-FIX will highlight tooling technologies designed to improve operator safety, enhance machine tool coolant capabilities and speed tool changing. The company will feature its new intRlox MX Mini Nut slip proof clamping system, reCool Mini, a retrofittable coolant-through system for use on Swiss-style machines, and SwissQuick ER-to-ER adaptors. "For those shops in need of safer tool change outs, the intRlox MX Mini Nuts guarantee that wrenches, once properly engaged, will not slip off the ER collet nuts,&quo...

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Expansive Sheet Metal Design, Productive CAM

ZW3D, supplier of advanced CAD/CAM solutions, has announced the availability of ZW3D 2017 Beta, bringing new features and enhancements to improve efficiency and minimize overhead during the process of designing and manufacturing. One advancement in ZW3D 2017 Beta is the expansive sheet metal module, delivering engineers and designers a better user experience. For instance, the newly-added hem flange allows expanded flange creation with all necessary pre-defined hem types provided; the new jog helps users create two bends at one time to bette...

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Data-Driven Technologies to Prepare Future Generations for Smart Factory Initiatives

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announced it has formed a technology partnership with Wichita State University (WSU). The company will lease 3,000 square feet of space near the university's 3DExperience Center in the Experiential Engineering Building on WSU's Innovation Campus. Educators and students will have access to Hexagon software and precision metrology systems for the collection, analysis and active use of measurement data in industrial sectors such as aerospace, automotive, power generation and medical. Hexagon Manufacturing Intelli...

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Medical Multitasking Station

WEISS (Germany) and its subsidiary WEISS North America, Inc. recently completed three turn-key TR1100 ring-style chassis systems for a leading West Coast medical parts manufacturer. The client's diverse medical product line provides patients and caregivers with safe, innovative life-enhancing medical devices that help improve patient outcomes by minimizing bacterial ingress that can cause bloodstream infections and preventing exposure to infectious diseases or hazardous drugs. The company's most recent manufacturing challenge was for a close...

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