Walter HeliCheck 3DClick image to enlargeThe Walter HeliCheck 3D non-contact CNC measuring machine from United Grinding combines a transmitted light camera and laser sensor to scan, then digitize cutting tools and production parts, creating 3D models users can save, process, analyze and measure.

 The machine’s special 3D Tool Analyzer software allows users to lay vertical, horizontal and freely selectable cutting planes at any position on the 3D model. From there, the software automatically analyzes the planes and provides exact measurements of the model’s parameters such as core diameter, rake angles and spiral pitch. Because the measurements are from the 3D model, users can work offline on a separate station.

The machine also applies WALTER’s new 3D Matcher software that allows users to overlay two 3D models within a graphical user interface and perform a colour-coded comparison. After the “match” of both models, the user receives an instant evaluation of the quality of the products and any deviations from the desired values.

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Zoller partners with Machining Cloud GmbH

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Portable controller and wire feeder for easier job site setup

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10 kW fiber laser

Coherent has launched a 10 kW fiber laser that is part of its HighLight product family. The series are high power fiber, direct diode and fiber couploed diode laser for industrial materials processing applications.

Spiral point and spiral flute taps

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Seam finder cuts cycle times, improves weld quality

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Automated optimizing saw with autoloader

TigerStop has added its AutoLoader automatic infeed station to its TigerSaw 2000 saw system.

Panel bending machine with auto setup

The new BCe Smart 2220 panel bending machine from Prima Power allows loading and unloading in a single sequence for increased productivity.

Machining and grinding fluids

Chemetall, the Surface Treatment global business unit of the Coatings division of BASF, has introduced Tech Cool 35058 and Tech Cool 35037.

Standard, modified or custom press brake tools

Mate Precision Tooling now offers modified standard and custom press brake tools (PBT) that supplement its extensive range of standard hardened and precision ground tooling. 

Non-marking gripper handles small parts

OnRobot has launched a compact, single-pad version of its innovative Gecko no-mark adhesive gripper to bring the same capability to automation applications with small footprints and lower payloads.

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