Systems & Software
A shop captured this footage of the way a software feature permits deep cutting in steel.
Time will tell, but increasingly, there is evidence that points to the fact that bar-fed mills could well represent the future of complex, small parts manufacturing.
A shop’s first steps into programming with CAM can be intimidating. But this company found success in fearless flexibility and the right software to fit its applications.
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 this process.
Open Mind’s hyperMill 2013.2 release includes updates to hyperCAD-S, a CAD component designed to address the requirements of NC programmers, particularly for tool and moldmaking.
Vero’s Edgecam 2014 R1 CAM software features updates designed to optimize high-precision machining through SolidWorks.
The 2013 R2 version of Delcam for Solidworks offers support for tombstone machining, new options for stock models, enhanced support for holes and more flexible Z-level roughing.
Even for those shops still manually programming their simple parts on Swiss machines, there are compelling reasons to automate the programming process now.