Machine STL Files With SolidCAM

SolidCAM has implemented STL cutting capability into SolidCAM2009. The module enables the user to directly machine STL files, which can be used in 3D scanning and rapid prototyping applications to describe 3D surface geometry. The module generates the stock box and the CAM part directly from the STL file.

The Story of Boris

Have you ever wondered about the origins of Delcam's spider logo?


Offline Program Solution Software

Makino has launched version 5 of its EDcam offline programming software, which provides shops with more options in a wider array of applications. This update adds to features from previous versions, upholding the value of continuous machine run time and operator multitasking. New features include expanded model data, machining conditions technology upgrades and new electrode material types to encompass a larger number of application needs.


CAM System Simplifies Tire Mold Programming

PROBLEM:  Segmented tire molds required complex, time-consuming programming SOLUTION: HyperMill CAD software from Open Mind RESULTS: Improved delivery time, part quality Chris Sipe, owner of Northeast Tire Molds in Akron, Ohio, likens machining tire molds to evolutionary theory—while some firms go out on a


Mold Maker Cuts Delivery Times With CAD/CAM

Staying competitive in the automotive industry requires quick turnaround, a fact not lost on this manufacturer of foundry tooling. Upgrading to a CAD/CAM system from Delcam helped the shop significantly increase machining efficiency and reduce delivery times.


Operation Library Slashes EDM Electrode Cycle Time

EDM sinker electrodes have complex geometries and must be manufactured to high precision, creating a challenge for CNC programmers. Additionally, because electrodes are produced in small lots, it is important to keep programming time short. The EDM Department, a provider of EDM tooling and contract manufacturing, o

The Growing Power Of 3D

Some recent events have opened what I consider for me a new dimension in manufacturing. At  Delcam's recent Technical Summit at Methods Machine Tools in Sudbury, Massachusetts, I got an in-depth look at the company’s extensive range of CAD/CAM solutions. While I've long enjoyed seeing new developments in such pr


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.


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.


Reverse Engineering Paves The Way

For Scott Tudury, co-owner of Apex CNC, the key to the future was a broken rocker arm on a Harley-Davidson Knucklehead motorcycle engine. Built between 1936 and 1947, the overhead valve V-Twin earned its name because of the valve cover design.