Newsletter | December 21, 2007

Machine Tools Online Newsletter: Surfware Releases SURFCAM Velocity Version 3.0 SP2

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Surfware Announces Release Of SURFCAM Velocity Version 3.0 SP2
Surfware, Inc., developer of SURFCAM CAD/CAM systems, recently announced the release of SURFCAM Velocity version 3.0 SP2. Major enhancements in service pack 2 (SP2) include compatibility with the Windows Vista operating system and support for SolidWorks 2008...

Kerk Offers ZBX Series For Precise Positional Accuracy In Design Operations
Kerk Motion Products, one of the world's premier manufacturers of non-ball lead screws, offers its ZBX Series anti-backlash assembly, an ideal linear actuator for design operations requiring precise positional accuracy and repeatability, at a minimum cost...

Citizen Machinery Selects ESPRIT As 'Preferred CAM System'
ESPRIT computer-aided-manufacturing (CAM) software, made by CAM industry leader DP Technology, has been selected as a preferred CAM software by machine-tool maker Citizen Machinery...

New Version Of NCL Multi-Axis Machining Software Available
NCCS, the developer of NCL multi-axis machining software for the aerospace, automotive and turbomachinery industry, announces the latest release of NCL Version 9.6. This new version offers more time savings in the generation of complex tool paths...

DUO-TOUCH Run Bar Provides For Safe, Ergonomic Two-Hand Control Machine Actuation
Banner Engineering Corp. introduces the DUO-TOUCH Run Bar with STB Buttons for two-hand control machine actuation. The Run Bar easily interfaces with DUO-TOUCH SG Two-Hand Control Modules, SC22-3 Safety Controllers or other Type IIIC control systems to provide convenient, reliable actuation...

Unicut Continues Expansionist Trail Into 2008 Following 12 Percent Turnover Improvement
Unicut Precision is expanding its multi-axis CNC small parts machining premises by almost 40 per cent to bring the machine shop area to over 18,000 ft². Within the new area two of the latest Citizen K-16 CNC sliding head autos, ordered during the EMO exhibition in Hannover in September, will be installed alongside a pair of K-16 machines that were commissioned earlier in 2007...

Air-Gage-Equipped, Vertical CNC Honing System Closes Loop On Automated Bore-Sizing To Submicron Accuracy
Sunnen's new SV-1015 series vertical CNC honing system with integrated air gaging system will be demonstrated at WESTEC booth No. 2916. Matched with Sunnen's diamond-plated CGT Krossgrinding tools or MMT TurboHone multi-stone mandrel, the air-gage-equipped machine can automatically control hole size to accuracies of 0.25µm (0.00001") without operator intervention, working in a size range of 3 65 mm (0.120-2.56") diameter...

KMT Introduces The RoboKnife RT-200
KMT Robotic Solutions introduced recently the RoboKnife RT-200 — the plastics industry's first portable, cost effective turnkey robotic knife trimming solution that improves part quality, reduces scrap and decreases workplace injuries...

GibbsCAM Support of STEP AP224 Demonstrated
Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM, software for programming CNC machine tools, announced recently the completion of a collaborative effort in conjunction with South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) which allows GibbsCAM to read STEP Application Protocol 224 (AP224) files...

Techno Introduces PanelMaster Pro Series CNC Router
Techno is proud to introduce the PanelMaster Pro Series CNC Router. Designed specifically to meet the demands of nested-based manufacturing, the PanelMaster Pro is constructed of large heavy tubing that is welded and stress-relieved, the perfect foundation for our precision drive system...

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