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Mobility Of The Future

Mobility Of The Future

APMEN is pleased to conduct an interview with Amine Kamel, Head of Urban Mobility Projects and Autonomous Driving at Bosch Southeast Asia to gain his insights on innovative solutions for vehicles and the future of the automotive landscape.

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Singapore Polytechnic And Shimadzu Prepare Energy & Chemicals Companies For Digitisation By 2020

To better prepare laboratory analysts and technicians for future roles in a digitised laboratory, Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and Shimadzu Corporation, manufacturer of analytical instruments and medical systems, will co-deliver training programmes at the newly launched SMARTLab (Scalable, Manageable, Automated, Regulated and Total-Compliant Laboratory), which is located in SP.

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The Right Grade Creates The Right Tool: Selecting Tool Materials

The Right Grade Creates The Right Tool: Selecting Tool Materials

Cutting tools have different design configurations. Some of them are assembled comprising a body with replaceable cutting elements (indexable inserts, for example), another is wholly produced from solid material. Functionally, a cutting tool may be divided into a cutting part that is involved in cutting, and a mounting part, which is necessary for mounting the tool in a holder or a machine spindle.

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Sodick: UH Series CNC High Speed VMC

Sodick: UH Series CNC High Speed VMC

Sodick’s CNC High Speed Vertical Machining Centres (VMCs) feature linear motor drives on the X, Y and Z axes. They’re designed and engineered for prime speed exactitude edge and have unmatched accuracy.

The advantage of high-speed edge machining is that the top quality machining of sophisticated minute and little shapes. This machining method is wide used for low professional lupus multi-core connectors that are engineered into communication devices with slim pitches for compact transportable phones together with sensible phones, and mold elements for moulding little optical components that need high accuracy and top quality surface finishes wherever it’s troublesome to use polish machining.

Autodesk: FeatureCAM 2019

Autodesk: FeatureCAM 2019

Autodesk’s FeatureCAM 2019 is designed so that instead of having to program a machine stage by stage, the operator can program it using everyday shop terms, such as ‘turn’, ‘bore’, ‘bolt’, etc. The software is said to have sufficient intelligence to recognize needs and requirements from such terms and will automatically adopt the right speed and torque strengths without having to be instructed line by line.

New in FeatureCAM 2019 is the Directed Automated Feature Recognition (DAFR) capability, which automatically recognises holes, bosses, sides and pockets in a single workflow, which enables faster programming. While standard AFR slices the model in the active Z axis and produces complete features as it makes its way down the model, DAFR allows the user to select the features they want even before recognition begins.

Arno: Solid Carbide Endmill Cutters AFV

Arno’s Solid carbide endmill cutters AFV are equipped with uneven pitch design from 35 to 38ﹾ (four cutting edges) and even pitch design with 45 (six cutting edges), for roughing and finishing of nearly all materials (steel, stainless steel, cast, heat resistant alloys and titanium alloys) with up to 60 percent higher feed rate, less vibration, better surface finish and increased cutting depth.

Explore our huge selection of milling tools, such as shell mills, square shoulder mills and slotting cutters. Achieve outstanding results with indexable inserts for wet or dry milling, for steel, all cast materials and stainless materials, heat-resistant alloys and non-ferrous metals. ARNO’s high performance tools with long wear lifespans allow you to operate more economical.

 

Seco Tools: Secomax CS300 Inserts

Seco Tools: Secomax CS300 Inserts

Seco Tools now offers Secomax CS300 ceramic inserts and cutter bodies to boost productivity in milling and turning operations with heavy interrupted cuts on nickel-based, heat-resistant superalloys. The new cutters increase productivity by up to eight times over standard carbide milling, according to the company, and are designed for machining a  range of components for aerospace and power generation turbine segments.

CS300 inserts use SiAlON-type ceramics that offer high notch wear resistance, toughness and thermal shock resistance. The inserts provide optimum flank wear resistance at higher cutting speeds ranging from 1,970 to 3,940 feet per min., enabling feeds from 0.05 to 0.15 mm) per tooth. Combined, these attributes reduce machining cost per workpiece, increase output and lower energy consumption.

ABB Robotics: FlexLoader FP 300 And SC 3000 Machine Tool

ABB Robotics: FlexLoader FP 300 and SC 3000 Machine Tool

ABB Robotics’ FlexLoader FP 300 and SC 3000 machine tool tending cells each feature a six-axis robot customized to the reach and payload requirements of specific applications. The company’s Integrated Vision module enables automated tending of parts that range in size from small to very large, which increases machine tool use while reducing operating costs. The cells are suitable for both low- and high-volume production and for tending vertical lathes, horizontal and vertical machining centers, five-axis machines, and grinders.

Faro: 8-Axis FaroArm System

The 8-Axis FaroArm System is a complete rotational axis identical to and a natural extension of all FaroArm products. It plugs directly into the FaroArm and results in a seamlessly integrated, high accuracy additional axis that requires no additional setup time or effort.

The part can be rotated in real time relative to the Arm versus requiring the Arm to be moved around the part. Consequently, it is not only easier to scan and measure typically harder to reach areas, but also both measurement time and human measurement error are dramatically reduced since the part itself rests on a stable, consistent platform.

Mencom: MIN Size III Series Circular Connector

Mencom’s 1 1/8” MIN size III series circular connector has been redesigned to deliver better connectivity and stability in harsh factory environments. The coupling nut has been enlarged, which not only makes the installation process easier by giving a wider knurl area for better gripping, but also provides a more stable connection.

The new brass coupling nuts are corrosion, salt and weld slag resistant, and are more durable to withstand harsh conditions than the old aluminium coupling nuts. Due to brass’s high melting point (1600F-1700F), the new coupling nut is more resistant to high temperatures, making them more resistant against warping and deforming and providing a longer lifespan.

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