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Beyond Parts from Prints
Domaille Engineering applies design for manufacturability (DFM) principles to both its own product line and the contract work it performs for others. For the latter, DFM enables it to provide customers with much more than accurately machined parts.
Racing to Create Custom Pistons
Laser scanning technology enables this automotive aftermarket company to design and machine custom sets of pistons in short order.
Automated machining processes enable this maker of high-performance mountain bike parts to manufacture efficiently with minimal staff.
CAM System Proves Integral to Prototype Prove-out
Delcam for SolidWorks CAM software helped this engineering firm relied on to generate the complex tool paths for a prototype job that many machine shops dismissed as too difficult.
Upcoming Webinar Explores CAD, CAM Integration
An upcoming Webinar will explore the close integration of Delcam’s CAM software with SolidWorks design software.
How Do You Equip a Startup Micromachining Shop?
A response to a reader’s question includes a checklist for launching a small shop focused on micromachining.
3D CAD For Students
SolidWorks’ Education Edition 2008-2009 features all of the capabilities of SolidWorks 2008 Office Premium as well as analysis software, curriculum and more. Designed for students, the software features an intuitive user interface, the company says. A streamlined workflow anticipates which tools students will need in the context of a specific task they are undertaking and presents the tools for use.
SolidWorks Supports Manufacturing Career Education
SolidWorks Corporation, a supplier of 3D CAD technology, is partnering with the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Foundation (FMAF) to support summer manufacturing camps and student scholarships that promote careers in manufacturing. The company will donate 150 day-limited licenses of its Student Design
Reverse Engineering Paves The Way
For Scott Tudury, co-owner of Apex CNC, the key to the future was a broken rocker arm on a Harley-Davidson Knucklehead motorcycle engine. Built between 1936 and 1947, the overhead valve V-Twin earned its name because of the valve cover design.
Mainstream Technology Keeps Shop On Track
In its toolroom, Branchline Trains takes a practical approach to machining with end mills as small as 0.005 inch in diameter.
Unplug-And-Play Hydraulic Workholding
An OEM and contract shop have found value in an unconventional, untethered hydraulic workholding method that uses mechanical energy transfer to charge a fixture's sealed hydraulic circuit. Free and easy HMC pallet movement is the result.
Incremental Automation Pays Dividends
While successful mold makers agree that automation is necessary to remain competitive, they often have different opinions about how to integrate automation. This mold maker does it in gradual phases, and in doing so, it drives shopfloor workers to roles of greater responsibility.