Modern Machine Shop

JUN 2018

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Clamping System Has Internal Channel for Locking Control FCS product lines include modular and standardized clamping systems for products and production fixtures; motion products, includ- ing automatic handling and storage systems for products and production fixtures; and flexible con- trol software systems for managing the workflow of production processes. Automatic clamping devices for products and pro- duction equipment are based on a mechanical locking/ unlocking system that is pneumatically activated. The company says that it is easy to fix clamping devices onto a CNC machine table. The clamping system has a safety locking mechanism that is normally closed with a dedicated internal channel for swarf evacuation and locking control. | FCS North America Inc. | 519-737-0372 | Booth 336 CAD/CAM Software Simplifies Use of Undercut Tools CGS North America will demonstrate version 14 of its CAM-Tool CAD/CAM software at the show, highlighting the software's ability to machine a mold or die with minimal to no polishing required. Options have been added to Version 14 for use of undercut tools such as Lollipop cutters. These tools can now be defined and saved in the software's tool database. The multi-axis stock model has also been improved to make it more accurate. Version 14 features additional improvements as well. | CGS North America | 519-737-6009 | Booth 107 Software Has New Feature for Increased User Convenience Creative CNC LLC is a reselller of ZW3D CAD/CAM software. Enhancements to ZW3D 2018 include a Layer Manager that provides a new "Category" attri- bute so users can group layers, facilitating more inter- action between the manager and entities inside the graphics area. The upgraded part attribute form helps designers manage all part attributes more easily, including standard and user attributes, which can be edited or shared in Excel. More tools are provided for 3D annotation, including chamfer, hole callout and bounding tools. Linear dimension becomes more flexible supporting auto, horizontal or vertical methods. The company also offers Misumi Mold Ex Press, a 3D CAD library for standard components of press die and plastic mold. Misumi Mold Ex Press is said to enable users to quickly select and locate parts from more than 10,000 types of part models, reducing mold design time by 50 percent. Five-axis strategy capabilities are expanded on 5X Plane, Side and ISO cut operations. | Creative CNC LLC | 262-347-3939 | Booth 636 AMERIMOLD MMS JUNE 2018 186

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