Industry News of Note: April 2019

By: Jedd Cole - Modern Machine Shop

EDM maker starts a new chapter in Ohio, Tornos to host a grand opening in Chicago and other industry news. 

SmartCAMcnc Offers Software Under New Subscription Model

By: Jedd Cole - Modern Machine Shop

Because the high cost of a perpetual-use license is often an impediment to shops, the company is adopting the increasingly common annual subscription model, which lowers the entry cost for its CAM software. 

CAD/CAM Software Update Eases the Creation of Roughing Tool Paths

By: Jedd Cole - Modern Machine Shop

SmartCAMcnc has announced the release of SmartCAM v2019 comprising CNC milling, turning, fabrication and wire EDM capabilities.

Are Imprecise CAD/CAM Cycle Time Estimates Holding Back Efficiency?

By: Peter Zelinski - Modern Machine Shop

A CAM provider with open postprocessor logic sees users employing that openness to realize more reliable predictions of machining time. There are various reasons why tighter estimates are becoming more crucial.

Adaptive Roughing Tool Paths Increase Tool Life

By: Julia Hider - Modern Machine Shop, Additive Manufacturing

SmartCAMcnc has released the 2018 version of its CAM software, including new adaptive rough milling technology; FreeForm Machining and Advanced Turning applications; Advanced Fabrication and Advanced Wire EDM verification modules; and improved feed rate control.

Zero-Client CAD/CAM Software Eliminates Need for Costly PC

By: Jedd Cole - Modern Machine Shop

SmartCAMcnc has released SmartCAM ShopFloor Milling, an easy-to-use and affordable shopfloor programming system designed to equip machinists with CNC programming capability independent of their in-house programming department.

CAM Software Updates HSM Strategies

By: Stephanie Hendrixson -

SmartCAMcnc’s 2015 version of its SmartCAM software features a new knowledge-based machining (KBM) repository, high-speed milling (HSM) strategies, and other user interface and core application improvements.

CAM Software Suite Redesigns User Interface

The 2014 release of SmartCAMcnc’s SmartCAM software suite features a redesigned user interface said to promote usability, ease of learning and user efficiency.

Updated Software Features Threading and Grooving Improvements

SmartCAM version 19.5 from SmartCAMcnc is designed to improve turning and milling applications as well as usability.

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.