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Exploring the: CAM for Production Machining Zone


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Five-Axis CAD/CAM Lends a Hand to Prosthetics Manufacturing

By using a five-axis machine and a complementary five-axis release of Visi 20 CAD/CAM software from Vero, one manufacturer reduced setups and established more cost-effective production runs for complex prosthetic components.


Native CAD Files Improve Pump Manufacturer’s Productivity

Implementing an integrated CAM package helped a pump manufacturer improve fixture design, offer single setup manufacturing processes and better communications and submissions to third-party vendors.


VBA Macros Ease CAM Program Creation

Taking advantage of the open architecture of Esprit CAM software to write Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros simplifies CNC programming at this manufacturer of automotive presses.


Exceeding Expectations with Multitask Machining

Implementing a multitasking machine with new CAM software enabled setup and production time reductions for the shop. One part even went from a setup time of 6 hours to 5 minutes.


Shop Thrives on Evolving CAM Capabilities

High speed, turn-mill and “hybrid” tool paths that combine functionality are among the Mastercam CAM software features that help keep this shop competitive.


Inconel Meets Match in General-Purpose End Mill

This difficult Inconel application demonstrates that even some basic tool designs can perform admirably when paired with the right tool paths.


Custom CAM Add-ins Automate Threading

The ability to create custom add-ins using the Esprit CAM system’s API and Microsoft’s Visual Basic has significantly reduced thread programming times at this manufacturer of oil and gas industry components.


A Soft Landing for Distributor Making Hard Parts

Since opening shop, Avmat has added two NT 4300s and an NZ 2000 for the most difficult work. With Y axis and subspindles on all the turning centers, the NLs, NTs and NZ do about 95 percent of the work, all programmed with GibbsCAM, which Mr. Vander ...


Cutting Teeth in the Medical Device Business

A lot of people talk about “cutting their teeth” in a certain business as a way of referring to how they have learned a skill or trade from the ground up.For Marc Stipo, president of High Point Precision Products Inc. in Sussex, N.J., th...


CAM System Offers Legacy of Speed, Flexibility

This hydraulic valve manufacturing specialist says the time savings and flexibility provided by Gibbs and Associate’s GibbsCAM CAM software have played an important role in two decades of growth and success.


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