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Keeping 3 + 2 Machining in the Clear with PowerMill’s Dynamic Machine Control Toolbar

Dynamic Machine Control helps the programmer find the most advantageous workplane orientation, cutting tool tilt angle and tool length in order to speed the process of optimizing a 3 + 2 program.


Automate Programming with CAM

Even for those shops still manually programming their simple parts on Swiss machines, there are compelling reasons to automate the programming process now.


A Smooth Transition to Five-Axis Machining

A mold manufacturer that specializes in precision, thin-walled container molds chose an integrated approach to establishing an effective five-axis “3 + 2” machining process.


Efficient High-Speed Roughing

The Vortex roughing strategy produces tool paths with a controlled engagement angle for the complete operation.


Webinar: Unlocking Productivity Potential from Existing Design Tools, CNC Machines and Tooling.

A free webinar sponsored by SolidCAM on Wednesday, August 28, will feature a live machining demo and showcase techniques for increasing CNC machine throughput, reducing cycle time, extending tool life and simplifying CNC programming techniques.


Webinar: How High Speed Machining Can Improve Your Bottom Line

Learn how proven high speed machining GibbsCAM strategies, technologies and methodologies can have a significant impact on your shop’s profitability and bottom line.


High Speed Leads to Lights-Out

This mold maker has become more competitive by establishing a high speed machining process that is predictable enough to confidently run lights-out.


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.


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