New Version of CAD/CAM Fab Software Offers Host of Upgrades, Greater Shop Connectivity

February 16, 2022

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New Version of CAD/CAM Fab Software Offers Host of Upgrades, Greater Shop Connectivity
Cambrio has debuted version 22 of its SigmaNest fabrication-software suite. Across-the-board improvements enhance all areas of the SigmaSuite product portfolio, according to company officials, including CAD/CAM nesting for router, bevel, punch and cut-to-length operations, and also expands Connected Shop capabilities to assist large and small fabricators.

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WEBER TTSC Deburring Machine
The most compact of all WEBER dry grinding machines, the TTSC can combine up to 3 stations for deburring, rounding, descaling and surface grinding.  Equipped with a variable operating height; grinding belt length up to 75”; and working widths of 24”, 43”, or 53”.  Also available with optional vacuum table. Hans WEBER Sales & Service, Olathe, Kansas 66071, 913-254-1611,,

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Notifications Add Effectiveness to ERP/MRP Systems
“Even with an ERP/MRP system in place, it might be difficult to keep tabs on inventory requirements, production plans, and other important areas of the business,” reads a recent blog post at MRPeasy. A huge help here: Low-stock alerts and other manufacturing and inventory notifications.

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Comprehensive Lubrication Program to Improve Production Efficiencies
AMSOIL Industrial, launched in September 2021, is a division of AMSOIL Inc., which brings more than 50 years of lubrication formulation and was the first lubricant company to bring API-certified synthetic lubricants to market in 1972. AMSOIL Industrial consults with fabricators and metal stamping operations to optimize production efficiency by employing a comprehensive lubrication program that starts with a plant audit by AMSOIL Industrial tribologists and lubrication experts.

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New Fanuc Robot Designed to Handle Heavy Products
Fanuc America, Rochester Hills, MI, has introduced the M-1000iA robot, capable of handling heavy products including automotive components, construction materials and battery packs for electric vehicles.  The robot’s serial-link construction gives it a wide range of motion in every direction.  It can extend its arm upright or rotate it backwards, not possible for typical heavy-payload robots with a parallel-link mechanism. Key specs: 1000-kg payload, 3253-mm horizontal reach and 4297-mm vertical reach.

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Cut 3D Parts After Forming
Cut 3D parts after they’re formed. Bent tubes, hydroformed components, tubular assemblies, deep drawn parts, flat or stamped plates can be trimmed and cut with efficiency and excellent cut quality every time. The LT-Free replaces traditional machining operations and allows you to get the finished part in a single work cycle.
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New ABB Robot Controllers Feature Digital Connectivity, Scalability
To meet the demand for faster, more efficient production, ABB has added two new robot controllers to its OmniCore family. Available for a range of robots across ABB’s portfolio, the new E10 and V250XT (pictured) controllers offer optimized motion control, as well as 20-percent energy savings over existing models, and future-proofing through built-in digital connectivity. The new controls also offer more than 1000 additional functions including offline commissioning and simulation, maintenance, vision, and safety, to meet the changing requirements of customers in a variety of applications.

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Increase Productivity with HP Accu-Lock® Retainer Inserts
Build your custom dies faster with HP Accu-Lock® Retainer Inserts from Wilson Tool International and simplify the use of special retainers by eliminating the need for complicated jigs, inspection fixtures and specialized knowledge. Punches are held securely in place with a straight-line machined hole that can easily be created in-house.

Fab-Shop Automation, Other Exciting Technology on Display in Tampa, FL
From Capital Machine Technologies, Inc., Tampa, FL, comes Automation Advancements Tampa, April 5-6, an opportunity to witness exciting new technology on display and in action at the Capital Machine technology center. On display: robotics technology from Yaskawa Motoman, automated bending cells from SafanDarley, FlexCNC vertical machining centers from Flex Machine Tools, a Schroder precision folding machine, an Accurpress hydraulic press brake, a Messer plasma/oxyfuel cutting machine and much more. 

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Hypertherm Renames its HyPrecision and Echion Waterjet Pumps
Hypertherm, Hanover, NH, a manufacturer of cutting systems and software, has rebranded its HyPrecision and Echion intensifier-based waterjet pumps as DynaMax. In addition, the product names now begin with either the number 3 or 5, depending on a particular model’s performance, features or technology. Following the prefix will be the horsepower rating and, for pumps engineered with Hypertherm’s patented predictive technology, a P suffix.

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Sheet Metal Fabricator Adds Wide-Belt Metal-Finishing Machine
Tab Industries, LLC, Reading, PA, has purchased a new EZ Sander wide-belt metal-finishing machine from Apex Machine Group, with companion dust collector. Expanding the company's range of automated equipment for deburring, grinding and slag removal, the 37-in.-wide-capacity machine offers increased speed and throughput capabilities for finishing large parts while also offering a brushed finish as an option.

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Rocklin Debuts Turnkey Automation for Hard Surface Coating
Rocklin Manufacturing, Sioux City, IA, has introduced a turnkey automation solution for its Rocklinizer carbide-application equipment line—Rocklinizer Automation. The Rocklinizer spark deposition process applies hard and wear-resistant coatings onto steel surfaces to extend machine life, reduce downtime, delay capital expenditures, reduce inventory and optimize grip. Typically achieved through a manual coating process, with the introduction of Rocklinizer Automation manufacturers can apply the coating in an automated three-step process.

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