CAM FOR DIE/MOLD

CAD/CAM

Software Streamlines Mold Production

The design and manufacture of injection mold tooling for plastics connectors can be extremely complicated, with many of the forms, profiles and angles required on these small components being particularly intricate.

CAD/CAM

Five-Axis Mold Making Software Keeps Tires Rolling

Unless it goes flat, a tire is something most of us take for granted. In fact, the process of making a tire is very specialized and is becoming more sophisticated all the time.

CAD/CAM

Working With Customers--And Vendors

Apex Mold and Die was preparing to purchase its second Sharnoa CNC machine. At the time, Sharnoa was working with TekSoft to integrate ProCAM software into the machine's PC-based controller. That enabled Sharnoa users to create the cutter paths at the machine and then run the program.

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Software Package Helps Cut Up To 50 Percent Off Tooling Delivery

Speed. For production companies, this simple word can mean the difference between keeping customers--and losing them.

CAD/CAM

CNC Hole Making Without A Programmer

With NC programs created automatically, this shop goes straight from the designer to the machine tool.

CAD/CAM

Stepping Up To 3D Machining

This shop owner had an old 2D CAD/CAM system that was adequate to machine 2D parts, and although he was very adept at using this system, he knew that more complex parts would require a different approach. He then made a conscious and deliberate decision to jump into the world of 3D mold making.

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Automating EDM Electrode Design For Mold Making

Many EDM electrode design steps are being automated, making electrode production faster and easier. Developments promise to streamline situations where EDMing is unavoidable, as well as make EDM attractive as the most efficient machining process in many cases where complex mold shapes are involved.

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PC CAM Selection In An Evolving Market

In a mature market, choosing the right software for the personal computers you use to create programs for your CNC machine tools can be tricky. Here are some guidelines to help you find the software that best meets your needs.

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Making Sense Of Model Data

Designs often arrive incomplete downstream. There may be no changing that. But these tools can reduce the amount of time spent on reworking customer models.

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Delcam's Transition Reflects Trends in Tool Making

Mold and die makers familiar with Delcam, the UK-based software company probably associate that company with Duct, the CAD/CAM system for complex 3D forms. Users of Duct form an elite but loyal group. The system is difficult to master, but most who have mastered it consider it a powerful tool for die and mold production.