This pc-based, user-friendly utility lets the cad room and the shop floor view and edit the NC tool path before they cut the part. They can see all tool path motion, plus canned cycles, m codes, g codes, spindle speeds, tool codes and federates. The software also allows zooming, rotating and panning of the tool path, as well as picking motion lines and setting origin and region views. The software can make operator cut sheets, and print out part surfaces in color or black-and-white. DATA-View's NC tool path editor can change the part program file, cut, copy and past features. It can also find and replace, block re-number with user-defined roll over, scaling, mirroring and offset. The software includes DATA-Link, a utility that uses a pc's serial port to download files to the machine tool, and DATA-Optimize, a module that makes NC programs run 20-50 percent faster.
A middle school team from Rochester, Mich., has again nabbed the grand prize in the annual international Future City Competition, which drew students from 37 regions of the United States, as well as from England and China.
The word “smart” is becoming the dumbest word around. It has been applied to almost every device and system in our homes. In addition to smartphones and smart meters, we now hear about smart clothing and smart shoes, smart lights, smart homes, smart buildings, and every trendy city today has its smart city project. Just because it has a computer inside and is connected to the Web, does not mean it is smart.
Are you being paid enough? Do you want a better job? According to a recent survey Manpower released just before Engineers Week, employers and engineers don't see eye-to-eye about the state of US engineers' skills and experience.
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