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Kalgoorlie business thrives under pressure

Hydramech Engineering was founded in West Kalgoorlie in 2013. The start-up involved one man and a lathe in the back of a mobile plant workshop. The idea was simple - build quality components, have the ability to warrant and support those components, and take away the external influences which affect quality and customers.

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Why you need a high power fiber laser cutting machine

Not so long ago 4kW laser cutting machines were the trend. Today the trend is for laser-cutting machines with 6kw power or more. The high power fiber laser category is now approximately 80 percent of Mazak’s laser cutting sales. When you look at the benefits of high power, it makes sense why trends are focused in that direction.

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Technology and innovation will help Australian manufacturers to remain competitive

Manufacturing has always been defined by relentless innovation. Across industries and around the world, manufacturers have pursued cutting-edge technologies to maintain a competitive advantage, from the rise of NC and CNC machining to today’s fully interconnected and online facilities. And in response to the pressing issues of our time, such as the widening skills gap or the rise of mass customization, Mazak have sought to provide state-of-the-art solutions that make it possible for operators to be more productive than ever before.

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Siemens 3D Printed Gas Turbine Blades

The collaboration between Siemens, Material Solutions and EOS demonstrates that 3D metal printing is a reliable and proven technology viable even for “moving” applications, without any compromise. In focus: developing a new turbine blade. The part was developed together with Siemens NX, built on EOS systems and produced by Material Solutions.

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Why Multi-Tasking?

Multi-Tasking adds efficiency to every aspect of manufacturing production. Because it enables start-to-finish production of parts that require a multi-axis approach to multiple processes, it cuts production lead times and part costs by eliminating, in many cases, the need for multiple clampings and multiple machines. That same single-setup ease and convenience also increases machining accuracy and part quality because parts stay on one machine rather than moving from one machine to the next involving numerous part setups.

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FLSmidth ABON gears up with Mazak and hyperMILL

Successful companies seldom rest on their laurels, and do not shy away from a challenge. Recently FLSmidth ABON found a new challenge in the form of a very critical operation that could not be performed on their existing multi-tasking machines. The reason was not only the extremely complex technology involved but also the lack of a successful precedent in producing dimensionally correct, geometrically true gears of various kinds on a general purpose multi-tasking machine.

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What to consider with a tube laser

Tube and pipe fabrication has found a growth in applications with continued advancements in tube technology. Tube lasers continue to get faster while also processing an increased range of materials types and shapes. While fabrication often focuses on flat sheeting material processing, tube and pipe fabrication is also a major player. Here is a quick start guide for what to think about with tube and pipe laser-cutting.

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hyperMILL CAM Software Aids NASA's Knowledge Quest

Mission Discovers 1st World with Two Stars.

OPEN MIND Technologies, a leading developer of CAD/CAM software solutions worldwide, has announced that Ramco Machine, LLC (Rowley, MA U.S.A) is helping to impact the future of space exploration by using hyperMILL CAM software and 5-axis machining to make parts for an advanced NASA satellite mission.

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