Modern Machine Shop

DEC 2018

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SHOP TALK MMS DECEMBER 2018 50 Industry News "This collaboration helps ensure AM part development, print cycles and scrap rates are minimized for our customers," says David Coates, senior program manager with Altair. The two companies have worked closely together for many years, collaborating on multi- ple projects including working with Robot Bike Co. on a universal frame, a "spider" bracket for architectural glass panels, and a pivoting bell crank for the suspension system of a race car. Altair's simulation-driven approach is said to enable users to generate reliable designs that will print "right the first time". Through their asso- ciation, Renishaw has been able to apply Altair's range software products such as the HyperWorks suite, which includes Altair Inspire and Altair OptiStruct. Meanwhile, Altair has been able to rely on using Renishaw's range of metal 3D print- ing systems to successfully manufacture products from customer concepts. Now the two teams are offering joint seminars, workshops and training events to customers that practically demonstrate metal AM production from powder to part, with emphasis placed on throughput and machine productivity. Customers can thus engage in AM design projects with Altair to develop designs ideally suited for Ren- ishaw 3D printers. Simi- larly, customers wishing to use Renishaw Solu- tions Centers to design and test out the manu- facturing of metal AM parts can rely on Altair software and expertise. | Altair | 206-755-7960 | Renishaw Inc. 847-286-9953 WFL Millturn Technologies Acquires Frai Elektromaschinenbau WFL Millturn Technol- ogies is acquiring Frai Elektromaschinenbau GmbH. Frai, founded in 1984 and focusing on automation solutions in the machine tool indus- try, will be 100-percent owned by WFL. CEO and founder Aitzetm├╝ller Friedrich will go into retirement after an agreed-upon transition period. Both companies are based in Austria. The perfect symbio- sis of highly productive ELIMINATE SUMP ISSUES CAUSED BY BACTERIA IN COOLANT The PRAB Coolant Manager is a safe, economical way to provide constant bacteria control, eliminating sump odors, and the use of biocides. CONTACT US (888) 324-2576 Visit us online at

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