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Meghan Summers-West Named President of CNC Software, Inc.

Press Release - CNC Software, Inc.


Meghan Summers-West has been appointed president of CNC Software, Inc., the developer of Mastercam® CAD/CAM programming software for CNC machine tools. Former president, now chairman, Mark Summers made the announcement to all 139 employees on Thursday, April 2 at the company’s headquarters in Tolland, Connecticut. Its educational division staff located in Gig Harbor, Washington, participated in the celebratory announcement via teleconference. Full Article

Software Update: Simulating G-Code to Get it Right the First Time

Edited by Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak


Bill Hasenjaeger is Product Marketing Manager at CGTech, Irvine, CA.  Manufacturing Engineering: Describe the importance of simulation for manufacturing today. Bill Hasenjaeger: Simulating NC programs in the engineering office before releasing them to the workshop has gained in importance year after year, to the point where it is now mandatory in nearly all high-end aerospace manufacturers. Full Article

A Common Platform Benefits Complex Operations

Edited by Executive Editor James D. Sawyer


Voith Hydro (York, PA) is a major manufacturer of hydroelectric power generation equipment, especially the intricate turbines used in such operations, supplying hydroelectric generating companies and municipalities throughout North America. More than 12,000 units have been commissioned in the field, with more than 65,000 MW of installed capacity. In addition, Voith Hydro has upgraded more than 600 existing power generation units. Full Article

Analytics Platform Helps Troubleshoot Embedded Software

Press Release - Saffron


Saffron, the only cognitive computing platform designed for mission-critical operational intelligence, today announced the availability of SaffronStreamline, a product lifecycle intelligence solution that provides end-to-end knowledge about issues and defects in a product’s lifecycle, helping manufacturers shorten time to market and manage potential risks. Full Article

Collaboration and the Cloud: News from ABB Automation and Power World 2015

Senior Editor Michael C. Anderson


ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer announced today that ABB (Zurich, Switzerland) will partner with mobile telecommunications manufacturer Ericsson (Kista, Sweden) to release a cloud data center management platform. The announcement was part of Spiesshofer’s keynote address to the ABB Automation and Power World event in Houston, TX, which runs through March 5. Full Article

The CAD/CAM Challenge: Keeping the Complex Simple

Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak


To stay ahead in the game, manufacturers constantly seek an edge over the competition. With today’s CAD/CAM software, the builders of aircraft, automobiles and other complicated systems get the innovative programming tools needed to coax the most performance from complex, expensive machine tools. Full Article

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