ANCA's CIM3D Tool Grinding Software Enables Remote Programming
Version 9 of ANCA’s CIM3D or CIMulator3D tool grinding simulation software has an upgraded interface with fresh colors and icons for easier use. CIM3D V9 enables customization based on regularly-used features and off-line verification of background calculations, increasing machine productivity. It also enables those working from home to perform programming remotely.
The new version offers clearer visualization with a customizable timeline panel: a central dashboard speeding tool analysis. New tool programs can be verified for size, shape, machine clearance, cycle time estimates and more. Users can determine protrusion length, estimate cycle times, increment position with the mouse’s scrolling function and more.
These two iPhone apps provide manufacturing professionals and students with quick access to helpful cutting tool information directly from their smart phones.
Milling complex forms in hardened tool steel involves more than just fast, light cuts, says this maker of medical-related injection molds. Here are some of the ingredients of an effective hard milling process.
Finally there is an alternative to ballnose endmills for finishing 3D parts. The combination of finishing tools shaped to provide more cutting surface and a CAM system with the ability to apply them on a five-axis machining center can dramatically reduce finishing cycle times while delivering better surface finishes.