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Constant-Chip-Load Machining Yields a Better Tool Path
With its in-house R&D program, this aerospace shop seeks to be a leader, not a follower, on the path to innovation in advanced manufacturing. Finding and embracing a better way to generate tool paths for highly efficient and economical metal removal...
An Improved Method for Machining Blisks
A software designer and a tool maker collaborate on a system for machining blisks that focuses on the point of contact between the workpiece and the cutting tool.
Don’t Sweat the Setup: Probing the Position of Complex Workpieces
This manufacturer uses a software tool to tailor the machining program to the location and orientation of each contoured part.
Ballnose Alternative Shines in Five-Axis Finishing
Large cutting edge radii facilitate higher-stepover passes that improve surface finish and reduce cycle time.
Standardized Parameters Make Unattended Machining Predictable and Reliable
Standardized parameters for specific material and cutting tool combinations help this hard milling specialist manage a highly varied workload with minimal labor.
CAD Viewer Helps with Job Estimating
Vero Software has recently released a high speed 3D viewer that directly displays and evaluates 3D CAD files without the need for the original CAD application.
Software Provides Time Savings and Improved Accuracy
Shops get paid for making chips, and profit comes from making them as efficiently as possible. Shop management software is a key to reducing waste by ensuring that machining is being done on the right jobs, in the right way and at the right time.
Sophisticated Software for Solid Gear Design
Whether your computer platform is standalone or part of a suite, desktop or on the cloud, there’s a gear design package developed specifically to meet your needs.
Adaptive Machining Makes a Robot More Productive
This system for machining and polishing turbine blades shows the value of software for inspection, toolpath calculations and adaptive machining working together.
Keeping It in the Family
This small job shop utilizes CAD/CAM software to increase efficiency of older machines, improving part production and creating new business opportunities in the process.
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