WORKNC l Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
46444 Hexagon Way
Novi , MI 48377 US
As Seen In Modern Machine Shop
Taking It Slow Pays Off for Learning Five-Axis Machining
A deliberately incremental approach helped this shop flatten a significant learning curve for collaborating on the postprocessor, easing setups and using cutting tools effectively.
CAM Software Cuts Production Time, Increases Quality
Performance Motion's business growth necessitated increased efficiency and expanded capabilities. Implementing Vero's WorkNC CAM software reduced cycle times, improved quality and expanded capabilities.
Metrology Data in the Loop
Where will metrology fit in as the manufacturing industry moves quickly toward an environment that is driven by data and connected across the entire supply chain by a single “digital thread?” A good answer emerged at the recent HxGN Live event, which is the annual international conference sponsored by Hexagon, the global company best known in the manufacturing industry for its broad range of metrology equipment.
App Keeps Software Users Updated
Alphacam, part of the Vero Software Group, offers a free app for iOS and Android platforms.
Parallel Computing Algorithms Improve Calculation Speed
Suited for the moldmaking industry, version 21 of Sescoi’s WorkNC CADCAM software features parallel computing algorithms for improved calculation speed.
Free CAD/CAM Training Connects Workers, Employers
In an effort to contribute to regenerating the U. S.
Taking The Plunge
It doesn't take sophisticated technology to perform plunge roughing effectively. In fact, if you are making due with a less effective machine, plunge roughing deserves even more serious consideration. (Includes video.)
Mold Maker Raises Productivity With Software
George Kasper, president of Innovative Mold, incorporated the company in 1989 with his brother David. The Washington, Michigan, firm began by making molds for the plastics industry.
Quality Mold Components Can Grow A Company
After investigating several different possibilities for growth, this mold shop decided to start milling the digital CAD models. This meant that they would need to purchase a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling center as well as a CAM software package to run on it.
Mold Machining In Motion
This shop's strategy for limiting lead time on large molds affects the choice of machine tool. It also affects who does the programming.
What's Possible At 10,000 RPM
High-value work doesn’t have to demand a high-cost machine tool.
Rapid Milling For Prototypes
Rapid milling is different from CNC milling in that it relies on high-speed capability and techniques to the extreme. For prototyping, rapid milling becomes a powerful tool that provides faster feed rates, better finishes with less handwork, higher accuracies, and a very wide choice of materials.