July Roundup: Machining in the News

In July, the impending ceramic expo is just around the corner, Hexagon hosted a new event, auto manufacturing plants are deploying new facial recognition technology, and clamping technology is accelerating the model building business. Continue reading our news round-up to learn more about what’s happening in the industry this month.

Ceramics Expo to Take Place in Late August

The seventh edition of Ceramics Expo will take place on August 30-31, 2022 at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, Ohio. To enhance its offering for 2022 and in response to developments in the use of advanced ceramic materials across high-tech industries, the event is going to feature the new launch of the Thermal Management Expo.

The exhibition is set to welcome over 300 global market-leading exhibitors across the entire advanced ceramics and glass manufacturing supply chain. Alongside the exhibition runs a free-to-attend conference, addressing the most pressing challenges facing stakeholders from across the advanced ceramics supply chain. 

For more on this conference and instructions on how to sign up click here.

Hexagon hosts LIVE Global 2022 in Las Vegas

More than 3,000 Hexagon AB customers, partners, and colleagues, as well as members of the media, attended the Stockholm, Sweden-headquartered company’s HxGN LIVE Global 2022 conference. This event was held at The Venetian Convention & Expo Center in Las Vegas on June 20-23. In addition, Hexagon reports that more than 5,000 virtual attendees participated in the conference.

For the full scoop on this event click here.

Auto Plants Deploy Facial Recognition

Since the start of the pandemic, the adoption of artificial intelligence for enterprise business has skyrocketed. Factories in the automotive sector are uniquely positioned to enjoy the benefits of emerging technologies. Today, automotive factories are using Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) to streamline quality control and worker health processes.

On the factory floor, it’s crucial to verify the correct task is assigned to each employee. FRT supports this need by allowing employees to sign into their designated station with their faces. The technology can also restrict access to certain areas or tasks where a specific training requirement is needed.

For more information on how these auto plants are implementing FRT, check out the whole article on sme.org.

Clamping Technology Accelerates work for Model Builders

Long before a new car model hits the streets, you could already touch it at MT Technologies. The model maker manufactures entire vehicles as a reference, and tests models made of aluminum for numerous OEMs. What the experts produce with high machining performance from solid blocks, mostly in batch size, must first be clamped very efficiently. Thanks to the intelligent zero-point clamping technology from AMF, this can be done quickly, flexibly, with high repetition accuracy, and with process reliability using the modular principle.

Check out ctemag.com for more information on clamping technology.

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