Embrace Mass Production

The focus this year at the international JEC Composites Show in Paris was not so much on brand-new processes as on adapting existing processes and materials for mass production, especially of large parts with critical structural demands. Attracting the most attention was wind energy, where composite material usage is growing… Continue reading

Second CNC tool measuring machine added

A second CNC tool measuring machine will help unplug an inspection bottleneck at a tool maker created by increased customer demand for documented inspection reports. Specialist tooling manufacturer and supplier, Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC), had had installed the UK’s first Walter Helicheck Plus CNC tool measuring machine Supplied by Koerber… Continue reading

The surface treatment of Aluminum machined components

The material Aluminium is used more and more in cnc machining.The surface treatment for machined aluminium components is always doing oxidizing treatment.There are always two kinds of oxidizing treatment for aluminium parts: anodizing and conductive oxidizing(chemical conversion coating). According to our production experience,Lemo sort out some difference between anodizing and conductive… Continue reading

Engineers Aplenty, Just Not Enough Jobs

Wohlers Associates Inc., headed by Terry Wohlers, an expert in the additive fabrication market, publishes an annual report on new developments and trends in additive fabrication. The company also issues food for thought via “Wohlers Talk,” a blog that offers views, perspective, and commentary related to rapid product development and… Continue reading

Renishaw Opens New Taiwan Office

The measurement technology specialist Renishaw plc has opened a trading office in Taichung, Taiwan, to support the company’s strong growth in the Taiwanese market. The new subsidiary company, Renishaw (Taiwan) Inc., replaces the former representative office that was set up in 2000. The new office enables Renishaw to offer enhanced… Continue reading

Eagle supplies pipe bending equipment for nuclear application

Eagle Precision Technologies Ltd., Brantford, Ont., a designer and manufacturer of tube bending and end forming products, recently supplied equipment for a nuclear application. The company provided a 5-in.-capacity, multiradius bender; a heavy-duty rotary swager; and all of the associated tooling for the manufacture of reactor feeder tubes for the… Continue reading

CMOS line-scan image sensors are reconfigurable

Alrad Imaging has introduced Panavision reconfigurable, low cost, digital line-scan CMOS image sensors, up to 8192 pixels, which combine high sensitivity and high speed. Panavision Imaging LLC has introduced its DLIS-2K and the DLIS-4K re-configurable line scan CMOS image sensors for a wide variety of applications The sensors feature oversampling… Continue reading

Simpoe Secures First-Round Funding

Simpoe SAS, a French software developer specializing in plastic injection moulding simulation solutions, has completed first-round funding for its latest expansion plans. This financing round is jointly led by Ile-de-France Capital S.A. and Vauban Partenaires S.A. Simpoe will use this financing to strengthen its development team and expand marketing and… Continue reading

Factory software ups composites parts efficiency

Intercim’s Pertinence Suite software suite provides continuous improvement and real-time execution to the shop floor and ended a five-year recurring defect in less than six weeks. Canadian Composites Atlantic (CAL) has introduced Intercim’s iPertinence Suite powered by Velocity to provide continuous improvement and real-time execution in manufacturing composites parts for… Continue reading

Metris, API in Joint Distributor Agreement

Metris and Automated Precision Inc. (API) have formed a joint distribution partnership following an agreement earlier this summer. API will become a nonexclusive distributor of Metris MCA articulated measuring arms and ModelMaker D/C handheld laser scanners. At the same time, Metris will become a nonexclusive distributor of API’s Tracker3 laser… Continue reading