Industry News for 10/2022
Automation tasks are becoming more challenging. However, using intelligent software in combination with the relevant automation solutions not only enables workpieces to be loaded and unloaded but also means that machine tools can be set up fully automatically through the automatic replacement of tools and clamping devices.
The Haoneng Group, a Chinese manufacturer in the field of vehicle transmission synchronization, is operating four WGT series inspection machines from Liebherr to help ensure the quality of its components.
At the Teisnach plant of the Rohde & Schwarz technology group, the PHS 1500 Allround pallet handling system from Liebherr-Verzahntechnik GmbH automates four HF 5500 5-axis machining centers from Heller.
More than most industries, aerospace component manufacturing machines have a lot of exotic alloys and hard metals like titanium. A byproduct of utilizing these materials is that more pressure is put on the machines, spindles, and retention knobs. The result is that the tools must be changed out more frequently as they dull or break.
Increased flexibility and productivity were achieved thanks to a traveling column milling machine equipped with a universal milling head.
Velo3D, a metal additive manufacturing technology company for mission-critical parts, announced that Hermeus, a company developing hypersonic aircraft for defense and commercial applications, has acquired two Velo3D Sapphire printers for high-volume production: an original Sapphire and a large-format Sapphire XC.
She began her role as president of AB Sandvik Coromant in Sandviken, Sweden, nearly two years ago, but Helen Blomqvist started working at the toolmaker as a research engineer about two decades ago.