Modern Machine Shop

OCT 2018

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SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE MMS OCTOBER 2018 124 mmsonline.com • For holes from 1.5 to 25.4 mm • Customs available • User friendly • Proudly Made in the USA Michigan Deburring tools work better, last longer and lower your cost per hole! www.mideburring.com 810-227-1000 Brighton, Michigan HIGH VOLUME HOLE DEBURRING Perfected in Michigan 1,, 1,, 1,, /"" Your Source For Milling Machine Parts & Accessories Scan to see VFD brochure www.servoproductsco.com Toll Free 877-372-9227 www.hqtinc.com VFD Kits Power Drawbars Power Feeds Replacement Parts Power DrawBars Replacement Parts Complete Variable Frequency Drive Packages DRO Kits Vises Tooling Oils Software Technology Fills Holes in 3D Scans MachineWorks, creator of Polygonica polygonal modeling software engine, has developed a solution for complex hole filling in a point cloud of a 3D object. The software function fills missing regions or holes in 3D models produced by 3D scanners by recapturing the original geometry with geometry manipulation. The company has developed algorithms benefiting from multi-threaded code to improve the performance of hole-filling so that the model is completed quickly. The company has also developed methods for larger holes. It has tested different complexities and sizes to improve overall performance. A new fill type matches the features on opposite sides of a hole and extends them across the hole. This can give a much better mesh result than finding a minimum area or smooth fill for the hole, according to the company. The software also effectively fills annular holes (holes with one or more islands inside them). It fills the outer hole while keeping the detail given by the islands. This fill type automatically matches features to determine which islands belong to which hole, producing good results for filling holes in challenging scanned objects. | MachineWorks Ltd. | 44 11 42 23 1370 machineworks.com personnel to visualize robot health on most electronic devices, report degrading assets and plan for corrective action before failures occur. The algorithm considers multiple robot variables to make predictions, including torque, vibration and temperature. Real-time alerts inform staff when robots reach criti- cal conditions and specify the problem. This can extend robot life and supports the adoption of a more effective maintenance approach. The product is compatible with several robot makes and models, so that factories can monitor a range of robots with a single solution. | Predictronics | 513-792-8090 | predictronics.com

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