Modern Machine Shop

DEC 2017

Modern Machine Shop is focused on all aspects of metalworking technology - Providing the new product technologies; process solutions; supplier listings; business management; networking; and event information that companies need to be competitive.

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120 MMS December 2017 SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE provides a global database con- necting buyers and sellers of CNC machining services. Machine shops can search for and find both local and global CNC jobs for free, and buyers can place machining jobs on the platform as well as update and optimize their network of suppliers. Both buyers and sellers also receive a range of regular reports covering trends in metalworking based on user activity, enabling machining sup- pliers to make informed decisions about invest- ments in their capabilities. ONLINE MARKETPLACE HELPS SHOPS STAY AT MAXIMUM CAPACITY E D ITO R J E D D CO LE , jc o l e @ m m s o n l i n e.c o m is accessible via the buyer's profile. If there is interest, the shop can contact the representative of the buyer company with the click of a button. The platform keeps users informed of business activity with reports and email notifications, pro- viding a continuously transparent overview. Staff can assist users with their queries via online chat and telephone. Machine shop company profiles include cus- tomizable input fields and multiple-choice fields to simplify profile creation. Companies can pres- ent their fleet of machines, references and brands in detail using pictures, videos, brochures and certifications. Users simply drag and drop files into the window to upload them. Changes are possible at any time, and a privacy mode can protect profile and contact information. Orderfox Ag, visit SIMULATION SOFTWARE PROVIDES HYBRID ADDITIVE CAPABILITIES Version 8.1 of CGTech's Vericut CNC machine simulation, verification and optimization software simulates all types of CNC machining, additive and hybrid manufacturing processes. The software operates independently, but can also be integrated with various CAM systems. N ew m o d u l e s i n c l u d e Ad d i ti ve, G r i n d e r- Dressing and Teamcenter Interface. Sectioning extending to machine views, X-Caliper dimension labels displayed with models, a new report tem- plate editor and easier G-Code offsets improve Vericut's core functionality. Vericut's Additive module enables the simu- lation of both additive and traditional CNC machin- ing capabilities applied in any order. Simulating The company says the value of its online mar- ketplace is found in optimizing workload. If a shop has open capacity, it can quickly and easily search for new jobs that match its company profile. Likewise, if a shop is at capacity or if a machine breaks down, it can efficiently outsource jobs to suitable partners. Numerous filter tools make searching for jobs efficient, matching machine shops to jobs, Orderfox says. Status updates on whether a job has been awarded, is available or has been postponed are also easy to manage, and customer information

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