CNC Upgrades for Improved Machine Tools

New CNC hardware can be integrated into existing machines for notable performance upgrades. Related Suppliers FANUC America Corporation Siemens PLM Software Computer numerical control (CNC) of machine tools has always been about motion control – the increasingly rapid and detailed adjustment of ballscrews, servo motors, gears and spindle systems. Software updates boast larger memories and […]

ERP Advances

Prev Next Image Advanced planning and simulation in the abas 2015 ERP system lets planners simulate a production plan to determine realistic delivery dates based on more accurate capacity analysis and forward scheduling. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Internet of Things (IoT) Orchestrator can transfer input from devices all over the Internet to the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne […]

Laser Processing: Yeah, There’s an App for That

Laser drilling can be simulated even on smart phones with an application developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology. The user can adjust parameters by using the sliders on the right and then view the results in the image on the left. Laser material processing is rather demanding of compute power when it comes […]

On the 2016 Cadillac CT6: The Flagship

Prev Next Image The 2016 Cadillac CT6, the flagship product for the brand. Although the vehicle is large, according to Travis Hester, executive chief engineer for the vehicle, at 3,657 pounds, it is nearly 1000 pounds lighter than midsize European sedans and 1,000 pounds lighter than the lightest Mercedes S-Class. This is accomplished, in part, […]

On the Nissan Titan XD: The Industrial-Strength Pickup

Prev Next Image Pickup trucks are pretty much an American phenomenon, so it should not be at all surprising that the Titan XD was planned, designed, engineered, and is being manufactured in the U.S. There were contributions from Nissan personnel who are based in California, Arizona, Michigan, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The diesel engine is being […]

Small & Efficient Electric Motor Developed

An electric motor about the size of a paint can could power this DeltaWing, says developers of the new motor design. Related Topics: Automotive Powertrain Although best known for its exotic approach to race car architecture and design as manifest in its DeltaWing vehicles, which are created to achieve high-efficiency, DeltaWing Technology ( is working […]