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The Official ShowDaily for IMTS 2018

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A Literal "New Spin" on Hybrid Milling/Grinding Machines

Mitsui Seiki’s Vertex hybrid machine borrows a jig grinder’s motion to complement high precision five-axis milling.

How Mazak's Multitasking Machine Uses Welding for Additive Manufacturing

Mazak’s VC-500A/5X AM HWD multitasking machine incorporates a “hot wire” additive manufacturing technology that applies sealing coatings or produces near-net shape part features while the workpiece has been mounted for machining.

A Literal "New Spin" on Hybrid Milling/Grinding Machines

Mitsui Seiki’s Vertex hybrid machine borrows a jig grinder’s motion to complement high precision five-axis milling.

IMTS Ripe with Mold and Die Technology

The complexities and tight tolerances of mold work make it a very demanding trade.

VR at UR: See Cobots in Another Dimension

Universal Robots’ expansive two-story IMTS booth in the North Hall features a VR headset interface that will give you exact tool and joint positions in real time as you manipulate the arm with the virtual gripper. 

Star CNC Booth Introduces Two New Machines

At IMTS this year Star CNC is introducing the SR-38J and SK-51 CNC Swiss-type automatic lathes, two machines equipped to meet the skilled workforce challenges facing manufactures today.

Blum-Novotest Showcases New Laser Measuring System, Celebrates 50 Years

At Blum-Novotest’s booth this year the company is showcasing LC50-DIGILOG laser measuring system, a FANUC CR-7iA cobot using a Blum-Novotest bore and a FANUC Robodrill vertical machining center.

Liebherr Showcases Part Recognition Technology

Liebherr is showing off a vision system for its automation platform that provides accurate part recognition at 0.5-millimeter accuracy. 

More Productivity through Reduced Scrap

The Schwanog selector system is designed to improve random inspections of series parts.

Sodick Ushers in an Era of Change Across EDM, Milling and Additive

At IMTS 2018, Sodick is showcasing an era of change with new offerings in its EDM, milling and additive technologies.

Aphrodite Appearance?

Takumi’s tagline, “The Art of Productivity,” inspired the use of a Venus De Milo sculpture demo on the new U800.