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Simulator Brings Design-to-Production Training to the Classroom

"FANUC America has developed a new machining simulator that encompasses the complete manufacturing process from part design and engineering to CNC programming to virtual production simulation," said a company spokesperson. "The FANUC Machining Simulator features Autodesk Fusion 360 CAD/CAM/CAE software and a custom machining simulation program designed by ModuleWorks." The FANUC Machining Simulator comes with Fusion 360, a cloud-based 3-D CAD, CAM and CAE software platform that helps bridge the gap between design and mach...

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MC Machinery Promotes Regional Sales Representative-Houston

MC Machinery recently promoted Chris Ratkovich to a newly created position of Regional Sales Representative in the Houston area. He will use his vast knowledge in machining applications to support local dealers from a technical standpoint while looking to grow the milling and turning products sales, reported the company. "With his associate degree in tool and manufacturing technology from Southern Illinois University, as well as his previous 15 years as a Mitsubishi wire EDM and 5-axis milling applications engineer at MC Machinery, Ratk...

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OPEN MIND to Present hyperMILL MAXX Machining

OPEN MIND will present hyperMILL MAXX Machining at EASTEC. The CAM software product covers 2.5D through 5-axis milling and drilling, mill-turn and specialty applications. MAXX Machining is a set of high performance strategies for roughing, finishing and drilling. MAXX Machining roughing is based on Volumill toolkit and has been applied to 2.5D pocketing, 3-D roughing and 5-axis roughing. The 5-axis MAXX Machining roughing is well-suited to engine casings and radial components such as in tire mold segments. MAXX Machining drilling uses 5-a...

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BIG DAISHOWA Constructs New Logistics Center

BIG KAISER's parent company, BIG DAISHOWA Seiki Co. Ltd., has just announced the completion of a new logistics and distribution center, completed in late 2016. "As our product reach expands globally, so does the need for logistics improvements," said a company spokesperson. "This state-of-the-art facility joins five existing factories on the lush Japanese island of Awaji. The 130,000 sq. ft. building nestled on a 300,000 sq. ft. parcel cements the dedication to providing customers with correct products in a streamlined process...

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GibbsCAM 2016 Certified for SOLIDWORKS 2017

3D Systems has announced that its suite of GibbsCAM 2016 software for programming CNC machine tools has been certified by DS SolidWorks for its SOLIDWORKS 2017 mechanical CAD software. This certification assures that engineers and CNC programmers can use GibbsCAM 2016 to program simple and complex parts for machining on all kinds of CNC lathes, mills, turning centers, multi-axis machining centers and multitasking machines, directly from SOLIDWORKS CAD models. GibbsCAM 2016 is certified for SOLIDWORKS 2017 as part of the SOLIDWORKS Partner Pr...

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EASTEC Expo May 16-18

EASTEC manufacturing exposition will take place May 16-18, 2017, at Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Ave. West, Springfield, MA 01089. "With more than 500 exhibitors, complimentary conference sessions and industry keynotes, EASTEC is an event dedicated to keeping Northeast manufacturers competitive," said a spokesperson. "It is where manufacturing ideas, processes and products that make an impact in the Northeast region are highlighted through exhibits, education and networking events." Highlights of the show i...

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