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Published: 4/1/2013

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.

Published: 1/16/2013

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.

Published: 10/19/2012

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.

Published: 9/17/2012

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.

Published: 8/13/2012

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.

Published: 4/11/2012

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.

Published: 4/3/2012

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.

Published: 2/20/2012

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 ...

Published: 1/23/2012

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...

Published: 1/17/2012

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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