CAM Software Features Milling, Modeling Updates
SmartCAMcnc offers version 19.0 of its SmartCAM software, which features improved milling functionality along with modeling and usability enhancements.
The FreeForm Machining milling application features a boundary surface creation method that enables covering model voids and holes to exclude them during solid and surface machining processes. The model checking and healing functionality is available in all SmartCAM applications when opening and merging CAD models, and a model validation tool provides improved access to the healing and reporting functionality.
The ability to import complex curves into CNCs promises to let shops finally get beyond old limitations imposed by contouring with linear interpolation. Faster and smoother cutting will be the result.
These two iPhone apps provide manufacturing professionals and students with quick access to helpful cutting tool information directly from their smart phones.
The shift from vertical to horizontal machining was even more expensive than this shop anticipated. It was also more valuable. Most of the shop’s machining centers are HMCs now—here’s why.