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Published: 10/3/2012

Consistency Is Key to Titanium
An important part of this shop’s successful approach to titanium machining is a toolpath strategy that keeps the load on the cutter constant. Another important element is the way this shop captures and reapplies what it learns about how effect...

Published: 9/19/2012

Beyond Parts from Prints
Domaille Engineering applies design for manufacturability (DFM) principles to both its own product line and the contract work it performs for others. For the latter, DFM enables it to provide customers with much more than accurately machined parts.

Published: 7/11/2012

Software Simplifies Turn-Mill Operations
An international player in the highly competitive aeronautics, automotive, defense and optical industries makes the most of software for multitasking program verification and optimization.

Published: 5/25/2012

Optimizing B Axis on Gang Tool-Based Swiss Machines
This technological innovation has been increasing in popularity as well as multitasking sophistication.

Published: 5/14/2012

CAM Considerations for Plunge Roughing
Plunge roughing is often more complicated than it appears. Here’s how one CAM program addresses some common challenges associated with this technique.

Published: 5/10/2012

Creating Machine-Specific Tool Paths
A new CAM capability takes a snapshot of an individual machine’s performance characteristics and uses the information to tailor an optimized tool path for that specific machine.

Published: 5/10/2012

Validating CAD Translation Accuracy Prior to Machining
An add-on to Verisurf or Mastercam, this product quickly compares translated CAD models to an OEM’s authority models to determine translation accuracy.

Published: 3/20/2012

Shop Gains Process Control with Automation
Eliminating variability from the manufacturing flow is a goal for most shops. Automation can allow reallocation of resources to accomplish this.

Published: 3/20/2012

Keeping Watch on Small Parts
From watch parts to exotic medical applications, this shop takes on the world of micromachining.

Published: 2/10/2012

Targeted Five-Axis Machining
Focusing on a particular part size range allows this shop to use a versatile type of five-axis machine tool. Five-axis machining now makes up 40 percent of the shop’s business.

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