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Video: Keeping 3 + 2 Machining in the Clear

When using a five-axis machining center for 3 + 2 (positional) machining, the programmed tool path must be checked carefully to avoid collisions and optimize results. This video shows how Delcam PowerMill’s new Dynamic Machining Control improves thi...


Hands-On Experience Helps Autodesk Innovate

During a recent trip to San Francisco, Calif., Senior Editor Chris Felix from sister publication Production Machining got a chance to visit Autodesk’s new Pier 9 facility. There, he learned about the commercial availability of Inventor HSM, an integ...


Video: Optimizing Rapid Moves on a Five-Axis Machine

How do you optimize rapid positioning tool paths for five-axis operations? This write-up and video explains one approach.


New Users Are Adopting Simulation Software

Even though the market for NC simulation software is mature, that doesn’t mean that new users cannot adopt it. In fact, one CGTech representative lists four reasons why shops that had never considered simulation software before are now opting for it...


Laying Composites Fiber—Digitally

The most recent release of Spring Technologies’ NCSIMUL software can simulate the laying of fiber ribbon with NC machines.


Done Deal

After a long ramp up, CAD software giant Autodesk announced on February 6 that it has completed acquisition of CAM software leader Delcam.


Webinar Links CAM Software and Multitasking Efficiency

Multitasking technology allows manufacturers to select from a variety of part production scenarios. However, it’s not always easy to identify the most efficient process for a job. In response, Mazak will host a free webinar.


VIDEO: Software for the Right Angle

Delcam’s FeatureCAM 2014 R2 is its latest release and is designed to provide support for milling and drilling with right-angle heads.


Why a Few Degrees Matter

3 + 2 machining might not be as captivating as five-axis contouring operations, but it can be just as valuable.


User Group Meetings Launch New Software Version

If you are interested in learning about the latest PartMaker CAM suite, PartMaker 2014, consider attending one of Delcam’s PartMaker Inc. Division’s User Group Meetings around the country to launch the new software version.


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