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Intelligent fiber laser cutting

Mazak Optonics' OptiPlex Fiber II fiber laser cutting machine is now offered in a 6 kW version. The machine offers fabricators "intelligent" processing functions via it's Intelligent Setup system, including auto nozzle changing, auto focus positioning, auto profiler calibration, focus detection, beam diameter control, and auto nozzle cleaning. Pierce, burn and plasma detection functions are also part of the system.

Heaviest of the heavy

From tunnel borers to bridge builders to a self-propelled modular transporter, these examples of super-heavy equipment are worth a look.

Manufacturing snowmobiles

How Arctic Cat manufactures its snowmobiles.

Ancient lathe: Was machining being done 500 years ago?

Vertical lathe machining at least five centuries ago? The ancient city of Hampi in India may have the proof.

7 future cool gadgets and inventions that really exist

Check out how some manufacturers are creating innovative gadgets of the future.

Multi-tasking in action

Mazak's Integrex e-420H-St features a lower turret with large 16.5 in. (419 mm) Y axis stroke. The added turret works with the machine’s twin turning spindles and main milling spindle for the ultimate in 5-axis Done-In-One part processing.

Robots vs Music

Give a listen as Kuka robots take on original rock music - as performers.

Flexible and compact sheet metal tower storage

Bystronic's ByTower automation solution for laser cutting systems offers fabricators a flexible system for lightly manned production. Reduced set-up times and an optimal material flow ensure maximum utilization of the laser cutting system.

Inside the factory of the BMW 7 series

The BMW 7 Series is an automobile model developed by the German manufacturer BMW. This series is the high end brand, representing what BMW does the best in comfort, technology and mechanics. There are six successive generations. The first named E23 was released in 1977 and the E32 released in 1986, the E38 in 1994, the E65 in 2001, the F01 in 2008 and the current G11 in 2015.

Robotic technology in action: The Revenge: Timo Boll vs. KUKA Robot

Last year, Timo Boll challenged the KUKA KR AGILUS in his area of expertise: table tennis. Now, it is up to Timo to prove his qualities in a completely different kind of duel.

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