Bystronic forms Smart Factory team

Bystronic Inc. established a Smart Factory Solutions Team with experience in demonstrating and implementing digital Industry 4.0 solutions. Adria Haines is regional head of Smart Factory Solutions. Haines has extensive CAD/CAM experience and has helped companies learn about Industry 4.0 technologies. Brandon Holmes is solutions designer/project manager and has more than 10 years of experience.… Continued

Nuburu awarded patent for copper welding

Nuburu was awarded a U.S. patent for blue laser applications of welding copper material and its alloys. This new patent is part of an additional seven patents that range across 3-D printing and material processing. “This new patent covers all forms of 3-D printing, welding and methods of opening up the keyhole using blue laser… Continued

Norton offers discs for hard-to-grind materials

Norton|Saint-Gobain Abrasives introduced BlazeX F980 fiber discs with ceramic alumina micro-fracturing grain for grinding stainless steel and harder to grind materials. The micro-fracturing grain consistently exposes sharper grain edges. New Cool Friction technology dissipates heat during the grind, reducing rework and extending the life of discs. In addition, a self-lubricating grinding aid treatment and active… Continued

Desktop Metal announces aluminum breakthrough

Desktop Metal Inc. and Uniformity Labs announced a breakthrough powder that enables aluminum sintering for binder jetting additive manufacturing technology. The powder is the result of a multi-year collaboration between the companies to develop a low-cost, raw material yielding fully dense, sinterable 6061 aluminum with greater than 10 percent elongation and improved yield strength and… Continued

Cambrio releases SigmaNest software upgrade

Cambrio announced SigmaNest version 21 for fabricators. SigmaSuite targets “The Connected Shop” – scheduling, quoting and logistics informed by nesting intelligence. The aim is to bridge CRM, ordering, inventory, production, delivery and accounting. New software and enhancements to the Business Systems and Shop Floor products have expanded this integration. With SigmaSchedule, users can plan projects… Continued

Murata Machinery earns Intel’s supplier award

Murata Machinery Ltd. (Muratec) announced it earned Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award for 2020. “As one of only 26 Preferred Quality Supplier Award winners in the entire Intel supply chain, Muratec has been vital to our success, especially during this uniquely challenging year,” said Randhir Thakur, chief supply chain officer at Intel. “They provided standout… Continued

MC Machinery adds to consumables group

MC Machinery Systems Inc. welcomed Scott Taylor as Southeast regional sales manager for laser consumables. Taylor has more than 20 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, including in OEM product development and sheet metal fabrication. Based in Greenville, S.C., he will serve customers in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi… Continued

Siemens and Comau offer robot control

Siemens entered into a cooperative agreement with Comau to offer the jointly engineered Sinumerik Run MyRobot/DirectControl product. The Sinumerik CNC controls the articulated robot arm directly without the need for a separate robot controller, as the operations are entirely controlled on a second channel of the CNC. This solution allows the CNC to control the… Continued

Bystronic appoints regional managers

Bystronic Inc. appointed Gary Stevenson (left) East Coast regional manager. With more than 28 years in the metal fabrication machine tool industry specializing in CNC lasers, press brakes, automation and software solutions, Stevenson offers manufacturing experience and capital equipment knowledge combined with the skills of a consulting engineer. The company also hired Geoff Laughlin as… Continued

Trumpf’s 3-D printer for mass production

Trumpf Inc.’s new TruPrint 3000 3-D printing system uses powder bed-based laser melting to produce parts with diameters of up to 300 mm and heights of up to 400 mm. It can handle all weldable materials, including steels, nickel-based alloys, titanium and aluminum. The system can be equipped with a second laser that almost doubles… Continued

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