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Shop Gains Process Control with Automation

Eliminating variability from the manufacturing flow is a goal for most shops. Automation can allow reallocation of resources to accomplish this.


Keeping Watch on Small Parts

From watch parts to exotic medical applications, this shop takes on the world of micromachining.


Targeted Five-Axis Machining

Focusing on a particular part size range allows this shop to use a versatile type of five-axis machine tool. Five-axis machining now makes up 40 percent of the shop’s business.


A Virtual Jog Mode for CAM

This CAM feature allows tool paths to be defined through a process that resembles jogging the machine manually.


From Setup to Final Pass: CNC Tool Management

With today’s high-powered and graphic-intense CNC, operators have everything under control, all on one screen.


How Micromachining Patience Speeds Prototype Production

A molder of tiny, silicone components for the medical industry explains how a patient, conservative approach to micromachining enables it to deliver prototypes faster.


CAM Benefits Extend Beyond the Tool Path

This CAM software not only provides an effective tool path strategy, but also takes application-specific variables into account when applying that strategy.


Coming Soon: Universal, CAM-Independent Cutting Tool Library

Software relying on the ISO standards for cutting tools aims to dramatically simplify tool selection.


Making the Most of Rotary Axes

Shops new to advanced rotary machining are sometimes held back by fundamental misunderstandings.


The In-House Advantage

A shop that introduced its own product realizes the advantages of designing and machining a part under the same roof.


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