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Manufacturing News of Note: February 2017
F. Zimmerman expands U.S. presence, Ganesh appoints new president and other industry news.
Chip Removal Chamber of Horrors
This case history from Mastercam is appropriately themed for Halloween.
Webinar: CAM Strategies Optimize High Speed Machining
A free webinar presented by GibbsCAM November 2 will address how CAM solutions can help shops program parts faster.
Video: CAM Software Helps Eliminate Scrap and Reduce Cycle Times
GibbsCAM 2016 was designed with the assistance of shop owners and shopfloor employees.
CAM Software Automates Workflow
Delcam, an Autodesk company, will show new CAM software algorithms in PowerMill to improve programming of five-axis mills, including digitally verifying the code for safety once programmed.
Broken-Up Programs Limit Broken Tools
Posting tool paths for different operations to the machine individually rather than as a single, combined part program helps this heavily lights-out operation quickly address the causes of tool wear and breakage.
Simplify Setups with 3D-Modeling Software
New software allows setups to be created onscreen, making it easier to determine the optimal designs and the quickest setups.
Video: Think Twice Before Reaching for That Ballnose
Another type of tool engages comparatively more of the work to facilitate larger stepovers for improved efficiency and surface finish in five-axis finishing operations.
Good News for Swiss-Type Shops
The latest PartMaker release features enhanced cloud connectivity and a host of new technologies that will be of particular interest to Swiss-type shops.
How a CAD/CAM Consultant Can Help
This article gives a good picture of why and when some shops turn to an independent software specialist for CAD/CAM services such as CNC programming of difficult or complex parts.