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.
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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.
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
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.
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
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