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Coming Soon: Universal, CAM-Independent Cutting Tool Library

Software relying on the ISO standards for cutting tools aims to dramatically simplify tool selection.


Making the Most of Rotary Axes

Shops new to advanced rotary machining are sometimes held back by fundamental misunderstandings.


The In-House Advantage

A shop that introduced its own product realizes the advantages of designing and machining a part under the same roof.


3D Monitoring and Part Verification

Using verification software provided by its machine tool supplier, this shop proves out parts well before any cutting takes place.


CAM Reduces Cycle Time From Days to Minutes

When your house is going up in flames, the last thing on your mind is whether the local hero’s firefighting equipment will do its job, and that’s exactly the way it should be.


Let the Tool Path Help the Tool

A cutting tool supplier works in CAM software to create processes that extend tool life and improve performance.


CAM Software Considerations for Bar-Fed Mills

Time will tell, but increasingly, there is evidence that points to the fact that bar-fed mills could well represent the future of complex, small parts manufacturing.


Webinar: Advantages of an Integrated NC Programming and Simulation Strategy

Learn how an integrated programming and simulation environment can reduce lead time for machine programming.


Plunge Roughing—Does Your Software Have What it Takes?

One software developer offers some guidelines for evaluating any CAM system's ability to perform this technique effectively.


Software/Tooling Partnership Promises Easier HSM

High-efficiency parameters are calculated automatically—partly using a slider that lets the programmer set the level of aggressiveness.


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