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Keeping It in the Family

This small job shop utilizes CAD/CAM software to increase efficiency of older machines, improving part production and creating new business opportunities in the process.


To See Machining Reality on a Tablet

Viewing the simulation of a live machining process in real time gives clear picture of what is happening at the moment inside the machine tool as it runs an NC program. SPRING Technologies’ NCSIMUL Player Synchro makes this happen on a wireless mobi...


Handling Machining Complexity with CAM

With the increase in demand for closer tolerances on difficult-to-machine parts, shops look to improve efficiency through simplified processes.


CAM Software Enhances AWJ as an Additive Process

Intelli-CAM from Omax Corp is especially tailored for the needs of AWJ machine users. This CAM software provides features that support additive manufacturing applications.


ISO 13399—A Key Step Toward Data-Driven Manufacturing

Decisions about the cutting tools used in machining operations are arguably among the most important in modern manufacturing.


Multitasking Goes Vertical

This article looks at part processing and CNC programming considerations for vertical multitasking applications.


Reengineering of a CAM Engine

Software suppliers are doing their part in meeting the programming demands of multitasking operations for complex parts.


The Costs and Benefits of Horizontal Machining

The shift from vertical to horizontal machining was even more expensive than this shop anticipated. It was also more valuable. Most of the shop’s machining centers are HMCs now—here’s why.


Dynamic Motion Moves Past Old Boundaries

The Dynamic Motion option in CNC Software’s Mastercam generates tool paths by following an expansive set of rules that are different from those most CAM software has traditionally followed. The motion of the tool is not defined strictly by boundarie...


QFS Keeps Its Customers Moving With Integrated CAD/CAM

Quickly updating tool paths to remachine die surfaces enables this shop to provide short runs of prototype formed sheet metal parts. This fast response to engineering changes and design adjustments helps its customers adhere to tightly scheduled veh...


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