Software Automates QC Inspection Process
Enhancements include better optical character recognition (OCR) for improved accuracy, ODBC connector support for customizable lists, support for plus/plus and minus/minus unilateral tolerances; support for customizable grid line and grid label color; and more.
Programming a robot with the same CAM software used for a multi-axis machine tool makes it unnecessary to “teach” the robot by jogging it manually from point to point and recording these point-to-point moves as the robot’s motion commands. Robotmaster is a software package that provides this CAD/CAM-based, off-line programming for robots. It runs fully integrated inside Mastercam CAM software for CNC machine tools.
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.
This CNC capability is helping make machine tools move far faster, and more accurately, than ever before. Here's how it works.