ArtCAM Pro allows the most complex designs to be modelled and machined

ArtCAM Pro allows the most complex designs to be modelled and machined

Delcam’s ArtCAM Pro CADCAM software for artistic applications has made it much easier to create complex designs, with a new approach called interactive distortion modelling. This allows users to distort either vectors or reliefs within ArtCAM models by bending or stretching the design, and to see the results in real time. Unlike most other CADCAM […]

Sistema invest $6M to expand NZ manufacturing

Sistema invest $6M to expand NZ manufacturing

Sistema has imported a 1,300 and a 650 tonne injection moulding machine to boost its manufacturing operations in New Zealand, allowing the company to create a new range of durable plastic home and office storage products made exclusively for The Warehouse. The 1,300 tonne machine is one of the biggest of its type brought into […]

Energy conversion principle to double engine efficiency

Energy conversion principle to double engine efficiency

Professor Ken Naitoh of Waseda University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering (Department of Applied Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering, School of Fundamental Science and Engineering) and his associates have discovered a revolutionary energy conversion principle (new compressive combustion principle) able to yield stand-alone engines with double or higher the thermal efficiency potential of conventional engines, independent […]

Faro releases new handheld 3D laser scanner

Faro releases new handheld 3D laser scanner

Faro Technologies, Inc has released the new Faro Scanner Freestyle3D X Handheld Laser Scanner, a 3D Laser Scanner designed to transform the way the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), Law Enforcement, and other industries document 3D data through easy to use, intuitive data acquisition. With this release the company’s portfolio now contains two handheld scanners […]

Delcam upgrades integrated CAM for SolidWorks

Delcam upgrades integrated CAM for SolidWorks

  PIC CAP: Delcam for SolidWorks offers Delcam’s proven machining algorithms fully integrated into the SolidWorks environment. Delcam has launched the 2016 release of its Delcam for SolidWorks integrated CAM software for SolidWorks. This includes a range of enhancements, in particular more options for the Vortex high-efficiency area-clearance strategy, faster creation of multiple set-ups, more […]

Methodology could lead to more sustainable manufacturing systems

Methodology could lead to more sustainable manufacturing systems

Engineers at Oregon State University have developed a new “sustainable development methodology” to help address a social and regulatory demand for manufacturing processes that more effectively consider their economic, environmental and social impacts. The work was recently published in the Journal of Cleaner Production. It outlines a way to help designers and manufacturing engineers carefully […]

Bringing remote desktop to the palm of your hand

Bringing remote desktop to the palm of your hand

PIC CAP: Accessing data from the plant floor has never been easier than with Omron’s new remote desktop programs. By Harry Mulder Use of mobile devices, such as smart phones, to access data from the plant floor is becoming more and more commonplace. The fact that authorised users can now access such real time information from […]

3D printed HoverCraft

3D printed HoverCraft

Hovercraft’s which are also known as air-cushion vehicles or AVC can travel  over land, water, mud or ice and other surfaces. Unlike all the other vehicles we know, a Hovercraft does not touch the ground to get the lift, it uses blowers to produce a large volume of air below the hull that is slightly […]

Why companies need to automate their workforce management

Why companies need to automate their workforce management

In the picture: James Kissell, marketing director at WFS For many manufacturing companies, labour is the highest business cost and sometimes also the most variable cost. Manufacturing companies can gain better insight into these costs and how to manage them more effectively with workforce management technology. This can result in significant benefits to the bottom […]

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