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Published: 8/18/2010

Plunge Roughing—Does Your Software Have What it Takes?
One software developer offers some guidelines for evaluating any CAM system's ability to perform this technique effectively.

Published: 8/12/2010

Software/Tooling Partnership Promises Easier HSM
High-efficiency parameters are calculated automatically—partly using a slider that lets the programmer set the level of aggressiveness.

Published: 6/22/2010

New Opportunities with CAM
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.

Published: 6/1/2010

Understanding Post Processors
What is a post processor? A software engineer from CNC Software, makers of Mastercam programming software, explains the different types of CNC post processors, the different types of post processor users and the different levels of functionality in ...

Published: 4/14/2010

Learn What More Your Software Can Do
Consider a software audit involving the software company’s support personnel. Let them watch how you use (and don’t use) the capabilities of the product you already own.

Published: 2/22/2010

Shop Delivers for Urgent Need
A CAM package plays an integral role in helping this shop fulfill its customers’ emergency machining requirements.

Published: 2/17/2010

What 64-Bit Technology Means For CAM Systems
GibbsCAM 2010 adds 64-bit support as an option, preparing for a future where 64-bit computing is the norm and also offering significant benefits to some GibbsCAM customers. This article offers information to help you appreciate the considerations as...

Published: 2/12/2010

The Promise of "High Cube" Machining
Tool paths and a new tool design provide an alternative to high speed machining for achieving high metal removal rates in hard metals on lighter-duty machines.

Published: 12/14/2009

Use The Tools That Are Available
Typically, creating holes isn’t a daunting task. However, programming, machine set up and cycle times can be prolonged when a part has numerous hole diameters. A new feature-based CAM strategy automatically determines how best to combine drilling an...

Published: 11/30/2009

Tool Certainty
For GKN Aerospace to overcome tool-related variations on its largest milling machines, it had to confront error sources that go unnoticed in many shops.

SmartCAM features New Mill/Turn Sub-Spindle and B-axis Support, Morph Pattern Roughing.
If machines were to decide, they’d love the Tebis NC programs for high-quality, efficient and reliable CAD/CAM solutions.