CAM FOR DIE/MOLD

Cutting Tools

Coming Soon: Universal, CAM-Independent Cutting Tool Library

Software relying on the ISO standards for cutting tools aims to dramatically simplify tool selection.
#workforcedevelopment

CAD/CAM

Composite Applications Simulate Fiber-Placement Machinery

Version 7.1 of CGTech’s Vericut Composite Programming (VCP) and Vericut Composite Simulation (VCS) applications are designed to program and simulate automated fiber-placement machinery from various machine tool builders.

Five-Axis

Software Streamlines Model-to-Mold Production

At Marland Mold, CimatronE CAM software’s modeling tools, postprocessors and other features streamline manufacturing operations from initial design to finished part.

CAD/CAM

Five-Axis Programming and Simulation

Open Mind Technologies’ hyperMILL 2011 includes the hyperMAXX high-performance roughing module, which is designed to save time during roughing operations.

CAD/CAM

Solid-Based CNC Programming Solution

The company will preview CAMWorks 2011, the upcoming version of its solid-based CNC programming solution.

Die/Mold

Software/Tooling Partnership Promises Easier HSM

High-efficiency parameters are calculated automatically—partly using a slider that lets the programmer set the level of aggressiveness.
#highspeedmachining

CAD/CAM

Learn What More Your Software Can Do

Consider a software audit involving the software company’s support personnel. Let them watch how you use (and don’t use) the capabilities of the product you already own.

CAD/CAM

Video: 3+2 Mold Machining at Eifel

A maker of injection molds for high-appearance-quality parts describes the machine tool, software and strategy this shop uses to apply 3+2 machining.

Medical

Hard Milling Isn’t Just High Speed Machining

Milling complex forms in hardened tool steel involves more than just fast, light cuts, says this maker of medical-related injection molds. Here are some of the ingredients of an effective hard milling process.
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Automotive

Another Angle On HSM

The savings in setup time were welcome enough, but this mold maker found that a 3+2 machining center also accelerated its use of high speed machining.
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