Sample of countless machined parts produced by the advanced multi-axis capable N/C machines exhibited at the very recent 2016 SME Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show shown here.
This particular show had some of the best and latest machinery by world famous machine manufacturers on display.
There were Americans, Europeans and even Asian companies competing for visitor companies’ attention with their specialized N/C multi-axis machines, and there were also related hardware and software companies as well. Live machining demonstrations performed at regular intervals with samples given to interested visitors.
AI(artificial intelligence) was also present, mostly integrated into the advanced machinery however, advanced robots and in particular “collaborative” made the scene showing how they can adapt quickly. These industrial robots only needed some simple manipulation by a human to quickly mimic the required operations flawlessly until “reprogrammed” by the human.
Companies that participated included names such as HAAS, KUKA, DMG-MORI, MATSUURA, FERRO TECHNIQUE, GARANT MACHINERIE, PARPAS AMERICA INC, SPARQUETEC, ADVANCED MOTION CONTROLS LTD, MITUTOYO, NTK, SANDVIK, ATLAS COPCO COMPRESSORS, WALTER SURFACE TECHNOLOGIES, OLYMPUS, ZOLLER INC.. just to name a few.
Other related machining/cutting methods such as high pressure water jet and plasma-arc were also being demonstrated and some samples given away, I got a stylized beer-bottle opener as my gift from a water jet firm.
Another new technology that caught my eye was portable heat treatment coils customized for your particular job. The demonstration given by the Ambrell Induction Heating Solutions engineer was very impressive. This breakthrough innovation is easy to use, high-tech, portable, precise, and effective in cost saving.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”COUNTLESS”.