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Open Mind presents hyperMILL 2019.1

The latest version of the hyperMILL CAD/CAM suite, 2019.1, is now available. Open Mind, one of the leading manufacturers of CAD/CAM solutions, has expanded the finishing module in the hyperMILL MAXX Machining performance package. Further highlights include process optimizations as well as new functions for reducing calculation times.

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Celebrating Mazak's 100th Anniversary

For 100 years, Yamazaki Mazak has developed a wide range of machine tools and harnessed the power of innovation. Mazak will continue to create more value for customers and machine tool users, adding to a brighter future for the manufacturing industry.

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FLSmidth ABON - Contributing to the Mining of Resources for More Than 50 Years

FLSmidth ABON, located in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, is a leading manufacturer of crushing equipment for the worldwide mining industry. Their products are mainly used in mining operations of mineral resources such as a coal, iron ore and copper and also used in various industries such as quarry applications, smelter applications, fertilizers, or cement plants. The ABON brand has sustained and continued growth stemming from recognition and acceptance of its products by major resource and mining companies.

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Open Mind releases hyperMILL 2018.2

Open Mind Technologies AG has introduced Version 2018.2 of its hyperMILL CAD/CAM suite. In this new release, numerous features – such as drill hole and pocket recognition as well as 3D-optimized roughing have been further improved.

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What is Direct Diode Laser Technology?

Recently, Mazak introduced first of their kind laser cutting machines which utilise a direct diode laser (DDL), the Mazak Optiplex DDL series. These machines have changed the game for high power laser cutting. Direct diode laser technology has shaken the industrial laser cutting industry, but not everyone understands what it is, how it works or why it has gained such traction.

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The Digitally Connected Factory

The digitally connected factory is rapidly becoming a reality, thanks to huge leaps in affordable data handling capabilities. As more machines begin to communicate with each other, production efficiency goes up. Add the ability of analytic tools to predict maintenance needs, and productivity improves even more.

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Meet our Spare Parts Interpreter

Brett Buntman joined our Spare Parts department last year and by now many of you have already spoken to him.

To help shed light on his role, we recently sat down with Brett to learn more about how he helps our customers.

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Fanuc's new small collaborative robots

Introducing the Fanuc range of small collaborative robots: the Fanuc CR-4iA, Fanuc CR-7iA and Fanuc CR-7iA/L as a new variation of the “green robot” CR series, following the 35kg high payload Fanuc CR-35iA, which allow for collaborative operation with human operators without safety fences.

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Flying high after the conclusion of local car manufacturing

There is a fear that the shutdown of Australia’s passenger vehicle production will erode the advanced manufacturing capabilities developed through manufacturing for the automotive sector. One Australian manufacturer is proving that these capabilities will continue to thrive in other industries such as the defence and aerospace manufacturing sectors.

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What is Mazak's role in Industry 4.0?

The pressure to increase productivity, quality and to supply more and more information to customers…

… from machine utilisation rates through to 3D simulations of 5-axis programmes, is already filtering down the supply chain to even the smallest machine shop.

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