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Shop Gains Efficiency through Machinery, Software Pairing

By pairing a multitasking machine with new Esprit CAM software from DP Technology, Von Ruden Manufacturing was able to increase its efficiency and compete with companies of a larger size.


Job Shop Thrives on Specialized Software

ABEN Machine Products reduced programming times by integrating five-axis machining with GibbsCAM software.


Five-Axis HMCs Open Medical Shop Capability

By implementing Grob’s horizontal five-axis machine, B&J Medical was able to make parts quickly and accurately, meeting ISO certification demands for medical manufacturers.


Five-Axis Machine/Software Combo Boosts Profitability

After Superior Tool and Mold invested in five-axis machining capacity from Delcam and DMG/Mori Seiki, it realized improved quality and greater profitability.


Machine-Control Combo Ensures Speed, Precision

Five-axis HMCs from Grob with Sinumerik 840D sl CNCs from Siemens facilitate cost-effective production of cylinder heads at BMW’s motorcycle manufacturing plant in Berlin.


Fixtures Dovetail with Five-Axis Automation

Along with an in-house-designed line of custom dovetail fixtures, machines with the right features for automation provide benefits for both this five-axis specialist and its customers.


Postprocessing System Eases Technology Adoption

At this aerospace manufacturer, software from ICAM minimizes time spent reworking out-of-the-box postprocessors for new machines and improves confidence in part programs.


Cell Controller Boosts Production Flexibility

By serving as the “brains” of a cell consisting of two machining centers and a work delivery system, cell control software from Erowa helps this manufacturer run lights-out 24/7 and achieve 90-percent spindle utilization.


Probe Has Right Touch for Five-Axis Aerospace Parts

On-machine measurement is critical at this aerospace manufacturer, which needs to ensure that features of already high-value parts are within specification before performing additional operations. With the RMP600 strain-gage probe from Renishaw, the...


Manufacturer Slices Cycle Time 80 Percent

Most of this company's work is machined to tight tolerances and super-high finishes. It builds, assembles, tests and then ships a complete product. The many multi-faceted parts being machined typically required several setups on different machines, ...


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