The Core-D machine measures turbine blades by shining a non-contact, high-intensity light spot across the blade

The Core-D machine measures turbine blades by shining a non-contact, high-intensity light spot across the blade surface. Driven by a 3D CAD program, cameras measure the spot as it moves. The light sensor is mounted on a high-accuracy 5-axis coordinate measuring machine (CMM) that allows the system to be calibrated to ISO 10360 standard as an optical CMM for production use. Core-D can measure shiny surfaces, including polished mirror finishes, without needing a spray coating. Systems come in sizes to handle small to long fan blades, are shop-floor hardened, and can be run in automated production environments. Jabro-Solid2 JS750 end mills offer 25% to 40% longer tool life when machining challenging materials, including ISO M (stainless steel) and S (heat-resistant superalloys and titanium). Designed for aerospace applications, JS754 and JS755 cutter geometries optimize conventional side milling, roughing, and slotting, as well as advanced roughing and dynamic milling. Smooth peripheral rake faces and strong radius design evacuate chips efficiently while maintaining a true radius form. Increased front-back tapers enhance speed and reliability for pocket machining. Various optical c...

A new modular 3D printer has been launched via Kickstarter this week and already raised over

A new modular 3D printer has been launched via Kickstarter this week and already raised over $3 million thanks to nearly 3,000 backers still 29 days remaining on the campaign. The Snapmaker 2.0 modular 3D printer combines three desktop devices in one offering a laser engraver, desktop CNC machine and 3D printer in one smart, powerful machine. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the features and functionality of the modular 3D printer which is now available to back with earlybird pledges available from $599 or roughly £458. If all progresses smoothly with manufacturing worldwide delivery is expected to commence during November 2019. Constructed using high-precision parts and an overall upgraded design, Snapmaker 2.0 is able to consistently print, engrave, cut, and carve objects in high resolution. The repeatability of the machine is 0.005 mm, and the homing repeatability is 0.01mm. Snapmaker 2.0 is available in three different versions depending on your needs and requirements, A150, A250 and A350. The smallest opposite workspace 160 x 160 x 145 mm while the largest offers a workspace of 350 x 320 x 330 mm. Aluminum Copy Router “A wide variety of materials you...