Global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, is making its FixtureBuilder 3D fixture-modelling software available via a new subscription service. Customers can take advantage of a complimentary 12-month subscription to this highly accessible fixture-planning software, when they purchase qualifying metrology fixturing products or bundles.
World's Largest Metal 3D Printer (Watch Video) Built for the U.S. Army through a government/private business partnership, the world's largest metal 3D printer is transforming manufacturing capabilities. The Army's Kendall Swank writes that it soon may produce an entire tank hull in one piece. Full Article
Ever Considered Making Your Own Tools? (Watch Video) Whether you use a lot of cutting tools, or sometimes find yourself desperately lacking the right tool, you've probably considered making your own. Or at least sharpening your worn tools. But how do you decide if taking tool grinding in-house is the smart decision? It's a question GKN Aerospace Engine faced, and Principal Manufacturing Engineer Jeremy St. Pierre walks us through their considerations. Plus, he offers priceless advice on best practices if you make the leap. Full Article
With 80+ tools resident, gang and turret type tool positions, and fully-programmable B-axis, the next generation Star CNC SX-38 type A/B delivers superior functionality, versatility, and accuracy in materials up to 42mm in diameter. Serves precision machining requirements demanded by the medical, automotive, and aviation industries.