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AUSTECH 2015 to showcase the latest and emerging technologies

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article image LinX linear motors will be exhibited at AUSTECH 2015

AUSTECH 2015 organised by AMTIL will feature some of the latest metalworking technologies for manufacturing industries and professionals.

Australia’s premier advanced precision manufacturing and machine tool exhibition, AUSTECH is co-located with National Manufacturing Week (NMW) and will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 26 to 29 May.

Technology highlights of AUSTECH 2015

Waterjet machining

Omax Corporation and Headland Machinery Pty. Ltd., the company’s exclusive distribution partner for Australia, will showcase the versatility and high-speed cutting precision capabilities of the Maxiem 1530 Jet Machining Centre.

Representing the company’s next generation of Maxiem machines, the newly redesigned 1530 builds on the cost-effective, yet high-performance technology of its predecessors to offer enhanced durability, improved performance, and faster production times for an overall increase in productivity and profitability. The 1530 will be paired with a reliable 40-hp direct-drive pump to demonstrate the ease of cutting virtually any material quickly and efficiently.

3D printing/additive manufacturing

BQ will be showcasing Ciclop, the first 3D scanner with 100% free software and hardware. Designed and developed for the general community, Ciclop is a rotating triangulation-based 3D laser scanner and uses Horus, a free software entirely developed by BQ for scanning.

Evok3D will be showcasing additive manufacturing in application together with Nissan Motorsport (Nismo). The company will display race driving simulators, a display V8 race engine and competition steering wheel among others, all made from 3D printed parts. Any professional 3D printer purchased before June 30 will include a V8 Supercar Hot Lap in the Nissan Altima V8 Supercar.

Objective3D will be part of the Stratasys Pavilion and will feature the world’s most versatile multi-material 3D printer – the Objet 500 Connex 3 by Stratasys. Bringing new production-floor efficiencies to fruition with in-house tooling, custom jigs, assembly fixtures and gauges along with triple-jetting technology, hundreds of digital materials, and two spacious build-tray sizes, Connex3 is a product development and production powerhouse for designers and engineers.

5-axis machining and CNC technology

Okuma will showcase three levels of new technology including 5-axis machining, new advanced technology machine models of 5-axis milling with turning, amazing advances in the user-interface of Okuma’s own OSP controller technology and packaged, kit-style automation solutions.

Shera Bonnet & Associates will showcase a new web-based solution for monitoring the efficiency of CNC machines in real time. Using touch screens and tablets or smartphones, operators can view up-to-the-minute status of their CNC machinery via the internet.

Accessories and more

Dimac will be displaying several new products from a diverse range of OEMs at its stand this year, including a vacuum coolant cleaner for coolant and swarf from Freddy Products. The new Freddy Superminor+ is designed to remove coolant, swarf and oil from machine tool sumps, separate the particulates and return filtered coolant for re-use. A workholding system for difficult-to-hold parts using light, an activated bond from Blue Photon, and live centres from Royal Products will also be on display.

Industrial Minerals will be showcasing the Geoblaster wet abrasive machine and Novatek Dustless tools designed to control dust and air pollution in the industrial sector.

Trademaster’s specialised pipe bevelling machines will be demonstrated at the exhibition this year with the company showcasing a range of portable mandrel machines for bevelling steel pipe measuring 32mm - 372mm in diameter.

Anca Motion will exhibit its LinX linear motors offering a continuous force range of 407N to 815N as well as high-speed acceleration. The cylindrical design provides improved performance at a lower cost when compared to conventional flat linear and rotary motors. The LinX linear motor range is available in a variety of different sizes to allow for application-specific solutions.

Ausfork recently launched its new online training and record keeping service called ACT-Online at the Cemat Exhibition in Sydney. Focussing on all Materials Handling Equipment (MHE) such as forklifts, pallet jacks, electric pallet jacks and walkie stackers, Ausfork has developed online theory modules for the purpose of equipment specific inductions, refresher training and Verification of Competence (VOC). 

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