Manufacturing Information (PMI) data for advanced users to automate a significant portion of their design-to-manufacture life cycle, reducing the drudgery of manual programming. This automation capability has not only been harnessed for families of parts, but also for uniquely designed components like the tailor-made devices for each patient in the medical industry. Geometric Technologies Ph: 480-367-0132 Web site: www.camworks.com
Radio-Wave Probe A new line of radio-wave probes is aimed at applications where normal “line-of-sight” infrared transmission is not possible, such as on five-axis machines, large gantries, or in deep cavities. Supplementing the company’s extensive line of part probes, tool probes, and bore gages, this new probe line uses a simple pushbut- ton to pair the device with the machine and allows up to
six probes on one machine. This patent-pending BRC radio technology transmits a signal over a wide range within a 2.4- Ghz bandwidth instead of using a particular frequency. This eliminates interference from frequencies that may appear within the transmission band, keeping the probe in constant communication with the machine. BLUM LMT Inc. Ph: 859-344-6789
The company will introduce a new line of diamond- coated carbide routers for slot and periphery milling in composite materials. These cutting tools feature multiple flutes with maximum shearing action for high-volume material removal, eliminating delamina- tion of composite materials. They also have diamond coated submicrograin carbide for extended tool life. Routers are offered in four different sizes, as well as the option for custom designs. Guhring Inc.
A new software package for programming and simulating Automated Tape Laying (ATL) machines will be demonstrated, along with the company’s Vericut NC simulation and program- ming solution. The new capability complements CGTech’s existing composite software applications for Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) and Vericut CNC machine simulation soft-