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Published: 5/10/2012

Creating Machine-Specific Tool Paths
A new CAM capability takes a snapshot of an individual machine’s performance characteristics and uses the information to tailor an optimized tool path for that specific machine.

Published: 5/10/2012

Validating CAD Translation Accuracy Prior to Machining
An add-on to Verisurf or Mastercam, this product quickly compares translated CAD models to an OEM’s authority models to determine translation accuracy.

Published: 3/20/2012

Shop Gains Process Control with Automation
Eliminating variability from the manufacturing flow is a goal for most shops. Automation can allow reallocation of resources to accomplish this.

Published: 3/20/2012

Keeping Watch on Small Parts
From watch parts to exotic medical applications, this shop takes on the world of micromachining.

Published: 2/10/2012

Targeted Five-Axis Machining
Focusing on a particular part size range allows this shop to use a versatile type of five-axis machine tool. Five-axis machining now makes up 40 percent of the shop’s business.

Published: 10/20/2011

A Virtual Jog Mode for CAM
This CAM feature allows tool paths to be defined through a process that resembles jogging the machine manually.

Published: 10/12/2011

How Micromachining Patience Speeds Prototype Production
A molder of tiny, silicone components for the medical industry explains how a patient, conservative approach to micromachining enables it to deliver prototypes faster.

Published: 9/13/2011

CAM Benefits Extend Beyond the Tool Path
This CAM software not only provides an effective tool path strategy, but also takes application-specific variables into account when applying that strategy.

Published: 8/23/2011

Coming Soon: Universal, CAM-Independent Cutting Tool Library
Software relying on the ISO standards for cutting tools aims to dramatically simplify tool selection.

Published: 7/19/2011

Making the Most of Rotary Axes
Shops new to advanced rotary machining are sometimes held back by fundamental misunderstandings.

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