Production Machining

APR 2017

Production Machining - Your access to the precision machining industrial buyer.

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CAM Products for Advanced Manufacturing Applications Booth 215 Autodesk is showing its new CAM products for advanced manufac- turing applications ranging from CNC mill and lathe programming to complex multitasking turning centers. FeatureCAM is for automating CNC programming of milling machines, turning and turn-mill centers, Swiss lathes and wire EDM units. The automation tools help manufacturers reduce program- ming time, and produce consistent, high quality results. The 2018 version of FeatureCAM includes an improved user experience, including a new ribbon and workflow enhancements to simplify programming; automatic orientation for parallel finishing tool paths, based on the region being machined; ability to use the axis limits of a machine tool to automatically determine a standard or alternate position, in 3+2 positioning; and for Swiss-type lathes you can pro- gram and simulate superposition, including double-ended drilling to help synchronise the machine. Hydrodynamic Bar Feeder for Large Quantities of Barstock Booth 247 CNC Indexing & Feeding Technologies' Tracer Minibar hydro- dynamic magazine bar feeder is able to feed bar diameters from 0.8 mm to 12 mm and up to 10 ft. in length. The Minibar is an ideal solution for customers with fixed headstock and Swiss-type CNC lathes that need to feed large quantities of small barstock for long production runs. Variable barstock sizes can be adjusted quickly without the operator hav- ing to use any tools. It is built to allow for fast changes of guide channel sets to increase throughput and minimize change-over and setup times. Torque force and speed is easily adjustable so operators can feed small stock consistently without any issues. This is an important feature that all Tracer series bar feeders provide, the company says. According to the company, the Tracer Minibar is designed to give Swiss lathe users the ability to feed barstock smaller than 13 mm in diameter at an economical price. :: CNC Indexing & Feeding Technologies 513-770-4200, It's easy to say your tooling solves problems . It's harder to prove it. We prove it every day. Prospect Heights, IL 847-749-0633 Stuck on a tough tooling challenge? Let us help. Heimatec isn't just a world leader in live tools, angle heads and multi-spindle drill heads; we're your source for problem solving and tooling application expertise. With years of hands-on experience and the most innovative tooling, we are your TOTAL solution source. Put us to the test and send us your toughest tooling challenge. FeatureCAM Ultimate, PartMaker 2018 for precision machin- ing on Swiss-type lathes now supports Swiss lathes with integrated laser cutting capabilities, extended broaching and more. :: Autodesk Inc. 877-335-2261, 72 PRODUCTION MACHINING :: APRIL 2017 PMTS 2017: SHOW COVERAGE

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