Videos

Okuma’s flat turning feature for machining polygons

Okuma’s flat turning feature for machining polygons

May 23, 2017

Flat Turning, a feature on the Okuma America OSP control, is used for machining polygons and allows for continuous spindle rotation that reduces machining time and part cost while eliminating the need for time intensive milling operations. By synchronizing the rotation of the rotary tool spindle (M-spindle) with the rotation of the main spindle, both flat surfaces and radii can be manufactured in a single process. [VIDEO] Read More

Medical devices enable quadriplegic to move again… just by thinking [VIDEO]

Medical devices enable quadriplegic to move again… just by thinking [VIDEO]

April 1, 2017

Bill Kochevar, the first recipient of implanted brain-recording and muscle-stimulating systems reanimates limb that had been stilled for eight years. Kochevar, who was paralyzed below his shoulders in a bicycling accident, is believed to be the first person with quadriplegia in the world to have arm and hand movements restored with the help of two temporarily implanted technologies. Kochevar is the focal point of research led by Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Center at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (UH). Read More

Okuma user creates app to simplify processes for their operators [VIDEO]

Okuma user creates app to simplify processes for their operators [VIDEO]

March 28, 2017

Moser Engineering had operators without a lot of CNC machining experience, and they needed to find a way to make the user process on their machine tools as easy as possible. The video shows how Okuma distributor Gosiger went into the control and created a graphical user interface (GUI) interface so the Moser operators don’t even see the OSP controls, or have to call up any programs at all. The app also provides safeguards so the operators can’t crash the machine tool. The open architecture control enables users to customize solutions that fit their unique needs and applications. Read More

Sandvik Coromant manufacturing inserts [VIDEO]

Sandvik Coromant manufacturing inserts [VIDEO]

March 24, 2017

A typical insert is made of 80% tungsten carbide and a metal matrix that binds the hard carbide grains together, where cobalt is the most common. It takes more than two days to produce an insert, so it’s a complicated process. Read More

Universal Robots doubles production at Tegra Medical

Universal Robots doubles production at Tegra Medical

February 16, 2017

Medical device manufacturer Tegra Medical deployed three collaborative robot arms from Universal Robots to tend the machines manufacturing medical instruments, doubling throughput, freeing up 11 full time positions, and enabling the manufacturer to keep up with customer demand while keeping costs down. Read More

IMTS 2016 Booth Tour: Walter USA

IMTS 2016 Booth Tour: Walter USA

November 28, 2016

Luke Pollock, product manager at Walter USA, explains how the company’s Tiger-tec Gold indexable inserts enable high-performance milling tools to reach a new level of productivity. Read More