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Published: 2/14/2013

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.

Published: 2/13/2013

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.

Published: 1/17/2013

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.

Published: 12/21/2012

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

Published: 12/7/2012

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

Published: 12/3/2012

Webinar: Engineering Changes Made Easy
A free webinar on Wednesday, December 12 highlights tools to help shops master the process of engineering change orders.

Published: 10/17/2012

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.

Published: 10/3/2012

Consistency Is Key to Titanium
An important part of this shop’s successful approach to titanium machining is a toolpath strategy that keeps the load on the cutter constant. Another important element is the way this shop captures and reapplies what it learns about how effective it...

Published: 9/19/2012

Beyond Parts from Prints
Domaille Engineering applies design for manufacturability (DFM) principles to both its own product line and the contract work it performs for others. For the latter, DFM enables it to provide customers with much more than accurately machined parts.

Published: 7/11/2012

Software Simplifies Turn-Mill Operations
An international player in the highly competitive aeronautics, automotive, defense and optical industries makes the most of software for multitasking program verification and optimization.

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