CAM FOR DIE/MOLD

CAD/CAM

CAM And California Manufacturer Aim For 'Any Mold In Ten Days'

If self threading screws, accumulated out-of-tolerance buildup, warpage, impact resistance, cosmetic appearance, assembly to other parts and snap fits are not perfect, it's the scrap bin for expensive production.

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Creating Prostheses From Existing IGES Surface Models, Blueprints

The process of melding digitized data with orthographic data to create a new product can be a process fraught with headaches. And it requires having the right equipment to get the job done.

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Integrated Manufacturing Environment Delivers Services Faster, Smarter

To meet the accelerating pace of product design, major corporations are outsourcing high-level engineering and production tasks: subcontractors and service providers like Compression, Inc. find themselves bidding not just to provide parts, but to assist their customers in executing core functions of the product development process within ever tighter time frames.

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Machining In Circles

By converting conventional point-to-point contouring programs to arcs, shops are slashing program lengths, boosting average feed rates, and getting better surface finishes.

CAD/CAM

A Closer Look At Look-Ahead

This CNC capability is helping make machine tools move far faster, and more accurately, than ever before. Here's how it works.

CAD/CAM

Solid Models Make Molds Faster

Solid modeling technology has enabled this piston manufacturer to design prototype casting molds in a fraction of the time it once took. Here's their entire design-to-manufacturing process.

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Moving CAM to the Shop Floor

  Creating a tool path is no longer the exclusive province of the CAD/CAM department. Shops are putting better CAM tools in the hands of their skilled toolmakers so they can assume responsibility for their own part programs.

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Manufacturer Finds The Right Cam System

This manufacturer found that its new CAM system was difficult to use, and although they had invested time and money in training, their highly skilled programmer consistently outperformed the system using his own skills, a calculator, and a pad of paper.

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Moving CAM To The Shop Floor

  Conventional wisdom has it that CAD/CAM is something that happens in an office somewhere--indeed anywhere other than the shop floor. The notion of operators generating complex 3D tool path right there in the shop is simply not embraced by very many companies, and certainly not die and mold shops that must deal with themost challenging geometry on a daily basis.