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    CNC MACHINES ON YOUR PHONE

    Check your machines like you check your emails! With new, simplified CNC interfaces, machine information now can be read remotely on your phone.

    Lasers. With Lhyte, a new hybrid device unveiled by Comau, lasers are proving they also can be 4.0.

    Transportation. With Hyperloop, the dream...

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    Is a laser revolution underway? Whatever the answer, the winds of innovation were blowing last month at the Comau facility in northern Italy. The company unveiled Lhyte, a hybrid device combining a diode laser and a fiber laser. We were invited to attend the world premiere. Watch our video report to discover the new...

    Apps have embedded themselves seamlessly into our everyday lives. Now, they are becoming integral to the world of machining, too. With a simple download and the touch of a screen, machine tools can be controlled by apps and other intuitive interfaces. Smart CNC systems can now monitor and adjust productivity via a...

    From the moment Space X founder Elon Musk proposed the Hyperloop concept 3 years ago, he set off a global race to make this futuristic mode of transportation a reality. Today, a global community of engineers and entrepreneurs has emerged to develop Hyperloop systems that would send people and cargo hurtling through...

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