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Published: 9/15/2001

Using CAM To Unlock Your Turning Machine's Potential
Armed with multiple spindles, multiple turrets, C-axis control and powered tooling capable of moving in the Y axis, production turning machines today are powerhouses of productivity.

Published: 4/15/2001

Programming Multi-Axis Lathes
You're going to need more than the CAM program you're currently using for your standard CNC lathes and mills.

Published: 4/15/2001

Feature Recognition--The Missing Link To Automated CAM
Software that analyzes design geometry and identifies what is a pocket, a hole, a slot or another machinable shape promises to have a major impact on the productivity of CNC programmers.

Published: 1/15/2001

CAM Selection Criteria For Your Swiss-type
Programming complex Swiss-type lathes is simplified with a good CAM purchase. Here are some questions you should ask your vendor.

Published: 10/15/2000

For World's Biggest Statue, CAD/CAM Plays A Crucial Role
The line of CAD/CAM products offered by Delcam (Windsor, Ontario) will play a crucial role in the production of a 500-foot statue of religious figure Maitreya in Bodh Gaya, India. The ambitious, international-scale undertaking is called the Maitreya...

Published: 10/15/2000

Plunge Roughing Right Now
This mold shop makes plunge roughing work using the kind of machine and the kind of tooling it’s been using all along. In other words, this shop achieved a faster metal removal rate just by changing direction.

Published: 4/15/2000

What's Possible At 10,000 RPM
High-value work doesn’t have to demand a high-cost machine tool.

Published: 4/1/2000

PC CAM Selection In An Evolving Market
In a mature market, choosing the right software for the personal computers you use to create programs for your CNC machine tools can be tricky. Here are some guidelines to help you find the software that best meets your needs.

Published: 2/15/2000

Tool Path Strategies For High Speed Machining
CAD/CAM features can be key to realizing effective High Speed Machining.

Published: 2/15/2000

Making Sense Of Model Data
Designs often arrive incomplete downstream. There may be no changing that. But these tools can reduce the amount of time spent on reworking customer models.

SmartCAM features New Mill/Turn Sub-Spindle and B-axis Support, Morph Pattern Roughing.