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Postprocessing System Eases Technology Adoption

At this aerospace manufacturer, software from ICAM minimizes time spent reworking out-of-the-box postprocessors for new machines and improves confidence in part programs.


Inconel Meets Match in General-Purpose End Mill

This difficult Inconel application demonstrates that even some basic tool designs can perform admirably when paired with the right tool paths.


Custom CAM Add-ins Automate Threading

The ability to create custom add-ins using the Esprit CAM system’s API and Microsoft’s Visual Basic has significantly reduced thread programming times at this manufacturer of oil and gas industry components.


A Soft Landing for Distributor Making Hard Parts

Since opening shop, Avmat has added two NT 4300s and an NZ 2000 for the most difficult work. With Y axis and subspindles on all the turning centers, the NLs, NTs and NZ do about 95 percent of the work, all programmed with GibbsCAM, which Mr. Vander ...


Cutting Teeth in the Medical Device Business

A lot of people talk about “cutting their teeth” in a certain business as a way of referring to how they have learned a skill or trade from the ground up.For Marc Stipo, president of High Point Precision Products Inc. in Sussex, N.J., th...


CAM System Offers Legacy of Speed, Flexibility

This hydraulic valve manufacturing specialist says the time savings and flexibility provided by Gibbs and Associate’s GibbsCAM CAM software have played an important role in two decades of growth and success.


Simulation Software Saves Time, Boosts Confidence

Vericut simulation software from CGTech provides the confidence the company needs to machine high-value parts without the time required for manual prove-outs or the risks associated with less-robust alternatives.


Integrated Software Provides Competitive Edge

CAMWorks with VoluMill from Geometric Technologies helped this shop quickly generate programs from submitted solid models as well as improve cycle times, tool life and machine life.


CAM Shortcuts Simplify Lights-Out Burns

A CAM system with an intuitive user interface, adaptable postprocessors and time-saving shortcuts help this manufacturer maximize unattended EDM burn time.


Multidiscipline CAM Helps Shop Respond Quickly to Customer Needs

Simplifying the machining process makes a shop more productive, and no shop knows this better than Carbide Products Inc. (Georgetown, Ky.). This job shop has reduced programming time and virtually eliminated programming errors by switching to Esprit...


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