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moldmakingtechnology.com 59 imts.com September 10-15, 2018 / Chicago, IL SWA LM-B SWT Exceptional laser systems, made in Italy and supplied by Gesswein. Our sales team will help find the best laser for your application. www.gesswein.com 800.243.4466 See Live Demo at IMTS Booth 236432 Five-Axis Line Targets Die/Mold, Aerospace Takumi USA's series of five-axis machining centers includes the U600 model (XYZ/AC Travels: 24.4" x 39.4" x 19.7"/+30°-110° x 360°) and the U800 model (XYZ/AC travels: 31.5" x 39.3" x 29.5"/±120° x 360°). Both machines utilize a trunnion-style, two-axis table and the Heidenhain TNC 640 control. The machines are designed for die/mold, aerospace and high-speed applications that require tight tolerances. The U800 isa gantry machining center with a high-torque table (800 mm platter) with an 80-rpm, twin-torque motor in the A axis and a 100-rpm, single-torque motor in the C axis. It will be shown cut- ting a 20" tall, 4140 steel replica of the famous Venus De Milo sculpture to showcase its rigidity, speed and surface finish capability. Takumi USA, South, Level 3, Booth 338420 Gaging System Measures Larger Parts with Speed, Repeatability Renishaw's Equator gauging system is designed for speed, repeatability and ease of use in manual or automated applications. The Equator500 sys- tem gauges larger parts than previous models. It has has a working volume of 500 mm in diameter and as high as 400 mm. Other products on display are the RenAM 500Q multi-laser AM system, the XM-60 diagnostic laser measurement system, the Sprint scanning measurement system and the Revo multi-sensor measurement system. Renishaw Inc., East, Level 3 Booths 135509, 215215, 431607 Software Streamlines Machine Programming Autodesk's FeatureCAM 2019 is designed so that instead of having to program a machine stage by stage, the operator can program it using everyday shop terms, such as 'turn,' 'bore,' 'bolt,' etc. The software is said to have sufficient intelligence to recognize needs and requirements from such terms and will automatically adopt the right speed and torque strengths without having to be instructed line by line. New in FeatureCAM 2019 is the Directed Automated Feature Recognition (DAFR) capability, which automatically recognizes holes, bosses, sides and pockets in a single workflow, which enables faster programming. While standard AFR slices the model in the active Z axis and produces complete features as it makes its way down the model, DAFR allows the user to select the features they want even before recognition begins. Autodesk Inc., East, Level 3 Booth 133222

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