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Curve Interpolation For Less

When the CNC executes the program faster, a higher feed rate becomes possible. Precisely this benefit has compelled many mold makers in particular to inquire about NURBS.

Linear Motors On Multis

A primary objective for multi-spindle screw machines, or any metalcutting machine tool, is to accurately and rapidly deliver a cutting tool to a workpiece while precisely controlling its cutting action.

CNC Technology For Mold Applications

Accessible control features play an expanding role in mold machining.

Mold Machining In Motion

This shop's strategy for limiting lead time on large molds affects the choice of machine tool. It also affects who does the programming.

Overriding The Skills Shortage

With experienced operators in short supply, this shop developed a software solution to compensate.

Latest Acramatic Control Is Born From Acquisition

Built on a single-processor Pentium III foundation, this control is suitable for a range of machine tools including two-axis lathes and five-axis machining centers.

What The Control Can Do

Mold and die makers know better than other sorts of shops that a machine tool's performance is determined by the electronics as much as by the iron.

Machines For Today's Toolrooms

If there's room for improvement in any NC program, this shop addresses the problem once and for all by making the correction in the postprocessor.

Production Without Paper

Giving operators electronic access to job information was the first step. Letting operators electronically refine that information came next.

In Latest Version Of

Look-ahead is a common CNC capability today. The term describes the control's ability to read ahead some number of blocks in the program, to anticipate sudden changes in speed or direction and react accordingly. Different CNCs look ahead different n...

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Siemens Answers with the Most Innovative CNC Solutions for Machine Tool Technology