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Published: 5/18/2017

CAD/CAM Selection to Fit the Shop
A CAD/CAM system is a large investment and likely will have a strong impact on the buyer well into the future. Careful consideration of all the implications is important.

Published: 6/1/2016

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...

Published: 6/1/2016

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.

Published: 5/1/2016

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.

Published: 4/1/2016

Ballnose Alternative Shines in Five-Axis Finishing
Large cutting edge radii facilitate higher-stepover passes that improve surface finish and reduce cycle time.

Published: 3/1/2016

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.

Published: 2/12/2016

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.

Published: 11/17/2015

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.

Published: 9/1/2015

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.

Published: 8/1/2015

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.

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