Combining Functions With User-Defined G & M Codes

CNC programmers gain flexibility when using custom macros to define G and M codes themselves.

Concepts NREC Software Facilitates Efficient Machining

The updated Agile Engineering Design System enables engineers to explore some of the cycles that have the potential to reduce carbon emissions in all applications.

Beckhoff Automation Software Simplifies Programming

The TwinCAT 3 CNC cycle package supports a variety of different drilling strategies, ranging from simple centering and deep-hole drilling to tapping, helical and thread milling.

Okuma America Control Features Digital Twin Technology

The OSP-P500 control features dual-core processors that provide redundant operations, ensuring uninterrupted machining operations.

GibbsCAM Software Update Features Digital Connectivity

Version 2024 provides up-to-date cutting tool data and 3D models of cutting tools and toolholders.

CAD/CAM Helps Team Win Advanced Manufacturing Competition

Minnesota State College Southeast’s “Average Joes” team took home the grand prize at the 2023 Project MFG Advanced Manufacturing Competition.

Siemens Security Solution Mitigates Cyber Vulnerabilities

The Sinec Security Inspector is a software framework for active scanning that enables individual network devices, network segments or the entire network infrastructure to be scanned during maintenance time windows.

ABB Software Platform Streamlines Data Management

OptiFact is designed to speed up diagnostics and decision making, increasing production uptime with less engineering effort.


Swiss-Type Control Uses CNC Data to Improve Efficiency

Advanced controls for Swiss-type CNC lathes uses machine data to prevent tool collisions, saving setup time and scrap costs.


Building A Powerful Bridge from the CAM Programmer to the Shop Floor Operator

SolidCAM for Operators provides a powerful bridge from CAM programming to the shop floor to best streamline the machine shop process with its CAM part simulation. It provides a clear picture to the operator for setup and prove-out, enables minor G-Code changes and avoids crashes, broken tools and scrapped parts.

MSC Machine Monitoring Optimizes Manufacturing Processes

Westec 2023: MSC Machine Monitoring provides out-of-the-box connectivity to up to 10 machines and in-depth data on customizable, intuitive dashboards.

ECI Monitoring System Provides Actionable Insights

Westec 2023: By triggering actions that reduce downtime, scraps and failure, Alora increases utilization of existing machinery and staff.

Autodesk, DN Solutions Adopt ModuleWorks Data Exchange

The Manufacturing Data Exchange Specification is expected to simplify and optimize data transfer between the two companies’ solutions, enabling more effective workflows between the CAM programming office and the shop floor.


Increase Savings and Streamline Purchasing Operations with Amazon Business

Machine shops and small manufacturers are finding cost and time savings using Amazon Business in their shops.

Renishaw Data Platform Promotes Connected Shop Floor

Westec 2023: Renishaw Central collects metrology, status and alarm data from connected devices across the shop floor.

SolidCAM Software Solutions Streamline CNC Machining

Westec 2023: SolidCAM’s iMachining provides users with optimal automatic feeds and speeds with the patented Technology Wizard.

SolidCAM Conference Live Stream Will Feature Latest Updates

The annual SolidCAM World conference will be live streamed on September 5-6, 2023.

Caron Engineering Software Connects Machining Environment

The MiConnect application builder enables Caron’s integration specialists to develop specialized manufacturing applications without the need for custom coding.

ERP Provides Smooth Pathway to Data Security

With the CMMC data security standards looming, machine shops serving the defense industry can turn to ERP to keep business moving.

Global Shop Solutions to Host ERP User Conferences

The company is hosting two separate events — one onsite and one virtual — that will focus on core ERP features and functionality, as well as advanced use cases.

TTI Brings Specialty Gear Production In-House with Multiaxis Machining

By bringing gear production in-house, this manufacturer turned a four- to ten-week lead time into a one- to two-week lead time.

Joint Ribbon Cutting at Fagor, Danobat Showrooms

Danobat and Fagor co-hosted an inaugural event for their co-located facilities in the Chicago area.