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Software Speeds Prototype Production

Using Delcam’s PowerMill and PowerShape software enabled a prototype manufacturer to turn CAD data into a validation part in less than 24 hours.


Native CAD Files Improve Pump Manufacturer’s Productivity

Implementing an integrated CAM package helped a pump manufacturer improve fixture design, offer single setup manufacturing processes and better communications and submissions to third-party vendors.


Hassle-Free Posts Boost Programming Confidence

For this manufacturer of complex one-offs, TruePath software from CAMplete solutions has eliminated the need to fine-tune postprocessors and ensures programs and simulations accurately reflect what actually happens on the shop floor.


VBA Macros Ease CAM Program Creation

Taking advantage of the open architecture of Esprit CAM software to write Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros simplifies CNC programming at this manufacturer of automotive presses.


Exceeding Expectations with Multitask Machining

Implementing a multitasking machine with new CAM software enabled setup and production time reductions for the shop. One part even went from a setup time of 6 hours to 5 minutes.


Shop Thrives on Evolving CAM Capabilities

High speed, turn-mill and “hybrid” tool paths that combine functionality are among the Mastercam CAM software features that help keep this shop competitive.


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 ...


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