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Full Programming for Traditional and Multi-Axis Turning

Many shops that have long operated with traditional turning centers are now rapidly supplementing their processes with multi-axis machines that have the ability to produce complex parts unattended.

Webinar: Strategy for Integrated Parts Manufacturing

This free webinar explains to suppliers and designers how an integrated part-manufacturing software platform can increase the return on their machine tool investments.

Adapting to Aerospace Change

The changing demands of aerospace companies have prompted machine shops such as this one to evolve their processes and equipment to become more competitive.

A Primer for Working with 3D Engineering Data

Automation takes many forms in the metalworking shop and one of them is incorporating 3D engineering data into the production process.

Mastercam Software is Driven with PMPA Member Needs in Mind

Mastercam, developed by CNC Software Inc., is the most widely used CAD/CAM software in the world.

Consistent Tool Engagement in Five Axes

This tool path applies the consistent-tool-engagement-angle strategy that previously has been only available for two- and three-axis operations to four- and five-axis simultaneous movements.

Simplifying CAD/CAM Programming

Manufacturing has come a long way since the introduction of CAD/CAM software.

Savings from Sustainability

A project aimed at energy-efficient machining delivered production efficiencies, too.

Webinar: Engineering Changes Made Easy

A free webinar on Wednesday, December 12 highlights tools to help shops master the process of engineering change orders.

CAM to Conversational to CAM

Despite having turning centers with conversational controls, this gear manufacturer has benefited from going back to CAM as its primary method of programming those machines.

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