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Programs (software) used with computer systems involved in the creation and manufacture of products; and hardware and software involved in the storage and transfer of information during design and production processes. Includes design and manufacturing software, process control, computer hardware, wireless devices and data acquisition and analysis.

Delcam’s cycle-helmet demonstration will be shown on four stands at BIMU

Delcam set to show helmet machining demonstration using PowerMILL CAM downloadweblink

DelcamMon, 22 Sep 2014

Delcam will demonstrate the five-axis machining capabilities of its PowerMILL CAM system by producing a complex cycle helmet on four stands at the BIMU exhibition to be held in Milan from 30 September to 4 October. The demonstrations will be on the stands of Mazak (D14 in Hall 16), CMS Industries (D13 in Hall 9) and Isper (C01 in Hall 9), as well as on Delcam’s own stand (F47 in Hall 11).

Matrox presents live demonstration of Design Assistant 4 vision software at expo weblink

Matrox ImagingMon, 22 Sep 2014

At PACK EXPO 2014 in Chicago, US, on 2–5 November, Matrox Imaging will present a live demonstration of a multi-faceted packaging inspection project developed using Matrox Design Assistant 4 vision software. Multiple cameras connected to a Matrox 4 Sight GPm industrial imaging computer will inspect products as they move along a conveyor.


Mouser Electronics offers selection of embedded equipment from Eurotech weblink

Mouser ElectronicsFri, 19 Sep 2014

Mouser Electronics is now offering Eurotech’s range of embedded products, which includes single-board computers (SBCs), data communications equipment, I/O cards, rugged mobile computers, IP networking equipment, development kits and a machine-to-machine integration platform dubbed the Everywhere Cloud.

FeatureCAM 2015 three-axis

Delcam claims its FeatureCAM 2015 software is more powerful and easier to use downloadweblink

DelcamThu, 18 Sep 2014

Delcam has released the 2015 version of its FeatureCAM feature-based CAM system with a range of enhancements in three-axis milling, two-axis and five-axis drilling, turning and turn-milling and wire EDM to make the software even more powerful and easier to use.

CNC polystyrene rabbit

Delcam set to support CNC Robotics in its promotion of robot machining at Interplas downloadweblink

DelcamWed, 17 Sep 2014

Delcam will be supporting CNC Robotics in its promotion of machining with robots using the PowerMILL Robot programming system on stand G37 at the Interplas exhibition, which is due to be held at the NEC in Birmingham from 30 September to 2 October.

Matsuura part

Delcam set to hold high-speed and five-axis machining seminars at Matsuura downloadweblink

DelcamMon, 15 Sep 2014

Delcam will highlight the latest developments for high-speed and five-axis machining in the 2015 version of its PowerMILL CAM system at two half-day seminars at Matsuura’s European headquarters in Coalville, Leicestershire, on 14 October.


Delcam set to demonstrate ArtCAM Pro for artistic woodworking applications at W14 downloadweblink

DelcamWed, 10 Sep 2014

At the W14 exhibition in Birmingham, Delcam will demonstrate the latest version of its ArtCAM Pro design and manufacturing software for artistic woodworking applications and its FeatureCAM feature-based programming system for production machining.

Powerinspect 2014

Delcam introduces 2014 version of Powerinspect inspection software downloadweblink

DelcamMon, 8 Sep 2014

Delcam has released an update of its Powerinspect inspection software that has an interface with new icons that are said to make the software more intuitive and even easier to use. Other enhancements in the version include the ability to create compound items and so speed up and simplify repetitive measurements, improvements to the measurement dialogues and a further increase in the range of geometric features that can be inspected.

Case study: Murray City Power, Utah

Case study: system maintenance, testing and documentation with ADMO download

OMICRON electronicsFri, 12 Sep 2014

Murray City Power in Utah is using Omicron’s ADMO: a database software for central planning and management of all maintenance activities for protection systems.

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White paper: create class-A surfaces with Autodesk Alias Surface download

Man and Machine Mon, 22 Sep 2014

This white paper from Man and Machine discusses how Autodesk enables a more advanced workflow that helps automotive companies reduce rework and produce design iterations faster. Designers own their designs further into the development process, creating production-quality, reusable NURBS surfaces that can be used by the engineering team. The ability to create Bezier surfaces can help the engineering team improve surface quality up to class-A standards.

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White paper: superior, efficient and complete automotive concept design download

Man and Machine Tue, 16 Sep 2014

In today’s automotive marketplace, design has become the key competitive advantage for many manufacturers and suppliers. For these companies, top business initiatives include streamlining the conceptual design process, increasing the number of iterations, developing desirable designs and building brand equity. Global brands, global design and rapidly shifting market trends are contributing to a change in automotive styling. Designs must resonate with many different customers and raise ...


White paper: BIM uncovered — collaborate effectively and deliver better design downloadweblink

Man and Machine Mon, 15 Sep 2014

It takes many activities and skills to bring the ideas and designs of architects/engineers to fruition. In this white paper, Man and Machine discusses building information modelling (BIM) — which attempts to standardise the creation and exchange of information to make the design, construction and operational management of a facility or infrastructure asset more efficient.

Static eccentricity: the rotor axis is shifted from the stator one, the rotor turn around the rotor axis with velocity ω1

Technical article: eccentricities faults in a rotating machine analysed under Flux downloadweblink

CedratFri, 12 Sep 2014

In the present energy efficiency context of electrical machines, diagnosis of rotating machines is increasingly studied. Designers seek to include the on-line, non-invasive diagnosis and typical signatures of the rotating machine’s faults in the stator winding currents, torque, leakage magnetic field, and so on. Among the rotating machine’s faults, seven to 10 per cent are located in the rotor and some of these faults are eccentricities. These faults generate electromagnetic torque ...

Autodesk Alias Surface

White paper: create class A surfaces with Autodesk Alias Surface download

Man and Machine Fri, 12 Sep 2014

Today’s successful automotive manufacturers and OEMs must design innovative, alluring vehicles — and bring them to market faster than their competitors. To drive consumer interest, they need to develop interiors and exteriors that are perfectly smooth, pleasing to the eye and pleasant to the touch. Leading automotive companies rely on Autodesk Alias Surface for technical surfacing tools to create these high-quality, accurate and precise surfaces.

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White paper: shift from information technology to intelligent technology downloadweblink

Sandvik CoromantWed, 10 Sep 2014

In the third instalment of its ‘Looking Ahead’ series about future manufacturing challenges driven by technological, demographic and environmental changes, toolmaker Sandvik Coromant explores the ramifications that keeping pace with — or falling behind — the coming technology shifts will have on the success of businesses. According to Sandvik Coromant’s white paper ‘Manufacturing Intelligence’ and its video ‘Looking Ahead’, we are now on the verge of the fourth industrial revolution, ...

White paper: verifying the IEC 61850 configuration and assessing the network download

OMICRON electronicsMon, 1 Sep 2014

When commissioning a power utility automation system with IEC 61850, some new testing tasks need to be performed. This article — by Dr Fred Steinhauser of Omicron — describes how by using the configuration information in standardised SCL format and applying modern measurement equipment, the verification of the communication setup is even easier to perform in comparison with other protocols.

The Iron Triangle

White paper: field and professional services in era of economic and human resource hurdles downloadweblink

PlanviewMon, 1 Sep 2014

Within both field and professional services, the growing consensus among industry experts publishing trends and best practices shows optimising service resources as the key to driving both revenue and profitability. Several factors have fostered this harmony among odd couples, the most prevalent being the correlations each has derived regarding new, potential revenue without the need for additional staffing.