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United Technologies Optimization Tool Added to Vericut

The new feed rate optimization tool is based on machining trials within UTC. The commitment of an established software company will help this OEM bring cost-saving technology to its suppliers.


3D Systems to Acquire CAD/CAM Company Cimatron

Additive manufacturing technology supplier acquires CNC machining software company in a move focused on “the entire value proposition for manufacturing.”


Useful Advice for CAM Software Users

In a new whitepaper, Mastercam calls useful advice for CAM software users “CAM Initiatives.” These initiatives are practical projects and procedural policies designed to help a machining company make more effective use of its CAD/CAM resources. Alth...


Hexagon Acquires Vero Software

Hexagon AB, a global provider of design, measurement and visualization technologies, has announced the acquisition of Vero Software, a UK-based CAM software supplier.


Retired Engineer Turns Machinist

The industrial benchtop CNC mill that Dan Rosenthal installed in his garage is no toy.


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.


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