Global engineering technologies company, Renishaw , and international machine tool manufacturer, Yamazaki Mazak are holding a joint seminar on precision machining and probing technologies on 5th and 6th February 2014 in the UK.
Labelled the ‘Hitting the Mark’ seminar, the event will take place in the European Technology Centre at Mazak's UK headquarters in Worcester, UK, and will feature a series of practical presentations and demonstrations focussed on the benefits and advantages of probing and automation in the machining process.
The seminar will also feature demonstrations of Renishaw's new SPRINT on-machine scanning probe system. The SPRINT system incorporates a new generation of on-machine scanning technology that will deliver a step-change in the benefits of process control, enabling fast and accurate form and profile data capture from both prismatic and complex 3D components.
All probing presentations are structured to be accessible for a range of knowledge, and will successively build on each other from the introductory seminar ‘Basic Probing’, which will be demonstrated on a Mazak HCN 4000 III horizontal machining centre, to a more in-depth look at probing benefits and technology in the ‘Advanced Probing’ session.
Speakers at the seminar will include Andrew Sage, Renishaw's highly respected Principal Applications Engineer, who has many years of experience in successfully applying probing to solve manufacturing challenges on a global basis.
Machine optimisation technologies will also be demonstrated on an INTEGREX i-400S multi-tasking machine and MDI (Manual Data Input) operations on a VARIAXIS j-500. There will also be active demonstrations of probes on Mazak machines along with a demonstration of Renishaw's Equator gauging system.
The Equator is a versatile alternative to custom gauging, offering inspection of an unprecedented variety of manufactured parts. Equator can be used in a serial production line between turning centres, machining centres, grinders and other machines, or within a manufacturing cell to gauge components for multiple machines.