CAM for Die/Mold

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Published: 2/8/2010

When to Mill Keeps Changing
Technology improvements steadily expand the range of tool and die parts that justify high speed machining.

Published: 5/10/2008

How PLM Helps Manage Global Supply Chains
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) can make it possible to capture information from all stages of manufacturing and production. Here are a few examples of how PLM can help optimize production processes that are spread around the world.

Published: 6/16/2007

Finding The Right Words And The Right Process
This greeting card giant leverages hand-engraving competencies, digital media and high speed machining to produce press-ready dies so its cards are ready for the consumer's viewing pleasure.

Published: 1/10/2007

CAM Software Is The Driving Force
Doug Noxell knew he had the right software for machining to zero, so he created a shop to add the rest of the capability.

Published: 3/2/2006

Making Programming Hands-Free (Almost)
Feature-recognition CAM software helps this technology company's internal mold shop deliver critical molds more quickly. A programmer is still needed, but the software automation saves considerable time.

Published: 3/2/2006

Practical Tips For High Speed Machining Of Dies And Molds
In die/mold work, the programmer can make the HSM process dramatically more effective. Here are some tips.

Published: 1/13/2006

CAD/CAM Considerations For Micromilling
Milling with tools that are smaller than 100 microns in diameter presents equipment design and toolpath-generation challenges. This NC software maker offers strategies for creating safe, optimized tool paths for micromilling.

Published: 1/20/2005

Constant Material Removal: The Key To Hard Milling
Features of the CAM software can keep the cut from exceeding the tool’s limits, without compromising part quality or productivity.

Published: 10/15/2001

A Better Process For Bases And Plates
In a mold shop, the model of the customer's part gets used in two parallel processes. One of these is core and cavity machining, in which CAM software generates complex tool paths to let CNC machining cut the shape of the part in metal.

Published: 10/15/2001

Pushbutton Die Making
High speed milling let this automotive forging company reverse a decades-old practice and bring die making back in house.

SmartCAM features New Mill/Turn Sub-Spindle and B-axis Support, Morph Pattern Roughing.