CAM Software Streamlines CNC Programming
IMTS 2018: 3D Systems’ GibbsCAM 13 is the latest version of the company’s GibbsCAM CAM programming software.
3D Systems’ GibbsCAM 13 is the latest version of the company’s GibbsCAM CAM programming software.
Improvements in this version include broaching, a G-code editor and the ability to program parts that require elliptical and eccentric turning, such as camshafts. Turning enhancements include control over non-cutting tool movement, automatic chip breaking and bar chamfering.
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.
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 post processors.
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.