Up-close and personal with FANUC robots

Local children from two primary schools in Coventry and Southam were given the chance to meet industrial robots for the first time as part of an event organised by national awareness programme Primary Engineer and hosted by FANUC UK. Around 20 pupils, aged between eight and ten, from The Dassett C of E Primary School, Southam, and Wheelwright Lane Primary School, Coventry, were invited to FANUC’s purpose-built facility in Ansty Park, Coventry, on the 11th July to see first-hand what future careers in engineering could involve.

CGTech expands partnership with Siemens PLM Software

The agreement enables CGTech to further improve the functionality of its industry-leading product, VERICUT software, for customers using Siemens’ NX and Teamcenter
Using multiple software systems to manage cutting tool data and toolholder assembly models is both time-consuming and error-prone. That’s why software developer CGTech is pleased to announce that it now offers a connection with Siemens’

Keeping an eye on CMM accuracy

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has launched the Swift-Check artefact which is designed to verify a CMM’s accuracy in between an annual service and calibrations.

The compact equipment is provided with pre-written PC-DMIS or Quindos software measurement routines and options to perform length bar, ring gauge, sphere and wrist checks.

Geo Kingsbury offers wider range of metal additive manufacturing solutions

AddUp, a French manufacturer of metal additive manufacturing (AM) machines and production lines, has acquired another French AM machine producer, BeAM. The Strasbourg firm is a leader in directed energy deposition technology, which is dedicated to the production of large and highly complex parts, feature addition, and component refurbishment including the repair of aero engine parts. As AddUp is represented in the UK, Ireland and the Middle East by sole sales and service agent Geo Kingsbury, the latter is now able to offer a considerably increased AM equipment portfolio in those markets.

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