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Signature Parts Series for Manufacturing Community

CNC Software, Inc. has launched the Mastercam Signature Parts Series to benefit CAD/CAM manufacturers. The series was initiated to showcase the power of Mastercam through the manufacturing process using realistic parts. Each part is designed to keep Mastercam resellers, customers and partners informed about new features, best practices, tips and tricks and special applications related to the Mastercam product. "The art of machining is more than just CAM. It is process planning, fixture design, tool selection, toolpath creation, machine...

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OPC Companion Specification Version 2.0

The OPC Foundation, in conjunction with the MTConnect Institute, has announced the release of the jointly developed "OPC Unified Architecture for MTConnect Companion Specification Part 1." This companion specification makes the MTConnect semantic information model for machine tools accessible to a global audience leveraging the OPC UA Service Oriented Architecture. This OPC UA MTConnect Companion Specification incorporates all the features and functions of the XML based MTConnect standard. The MTConnect OPC UA Companion Specificat...

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Grinding Camshafts with the Lean Selection Cam

Triumph is a well-known name among motorcycle enthusiasts. The reliability and lasting value of the bikes is due to their high-quality production. Triumph uses the Lean Selection cam high-speed grinding machine from JUNKER to grind its camshafts. "The models in the Modern Classics line are currently our most popular motorcycles-for example the Thruxton or Bonneville," said Jack Sellers, Production Engineer at Triumph Motorcycles Ltd. in England. "The Modern Classics line is made up of new motorcycles with current technology i...

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AWS Foundation Announces Light a Spark Grant Recipients

The American Welding Society (AWS) Foundation, in partnership with Miller Electric Mfg. LLC, has announced the recipients of the inaugural Light a Spark Grant. The recipients of the Light a Spark Grant are Blairsville-Saltsburg School District (PA), Easton Valley High School (IA), James Hillhouse High School (CT), Regional Apprenticeship Pathways (WA), Republic-Michigamme School (MI), Swanville High School (MN), Union Mine High School (CA), and Waltrip High School (TX). These eight high schools will receive a turn-key Miller welding start...

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INDEX Names INIRAM Precision Machine Tool as Northeast Distributor

INDEX has named INIRAM Precision Machine Tool as its distributor of record for Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, western Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia. "The move reflects INDEX's ongoing strategy of partnering with distributors who can offer standard-setting service and support to help meet the needs of a rapidly expanding customer base," said a company spokesperson. "INDEX has achieved substantial sales growth over the past three years and we are firmly committed to offering excellent ...

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Top Gear Cutting Tools with New Material and Coating

"Simply order from the catalog and two days later the new shaping tool will arrive: Liebherr makes the process as straightforward as this for customers and offers a broad range of stock tools available for immediate delivery," said a company spokesperson. "In addition, instead of cutting material ASP2030 with a titanium nitride (TiN) coating, stock tools are now made as standard from ASP2052 with Alcrona Pro." "This is essentially a performance upgrade," said Haider Arroum, Team Leader of Tool Sales at the Ettl...

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