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Published: 3/20/2018

Capitalizing on B Axis for Optimization
Any opportunity to save time in the production process should be considered for its potential to increase profit. CAM vendors are developing new tools and refining existing ones to help optimize processes in multiple areas on the shop floor.

Published: 3/20/2018

Consider the Software Side of Cutting Tools
The intersection of the cutting tool and the workpiece it is applied to represents the very heart of subtractive metalworking. There is a significant amount of technology behind getting the cutting tool into the right place, at the right speed and t...

Published: 3/1/2018

Job Shop Automates Quoting and Programming
From quoting and design analysis to the application of tool paths, software automation facilitates custom-machined parts on demand and without middlemen.

Published: 11/17/2017

Tips for Screw Making on Swiss-Type Machines
Here’s a three-part video series focused on screw making to help explain the benefits of thread whirling, back turning and broaching while taking into consideration CAM programming, tooling and machine specifications.

Published: 10/2/2017

Taking the Drag out of Automotive Machining Setups
Paired with the right cutting tools, workholding and software, multi-tasking and multi-axis equipment enables this race team to also bill itself  as a full-fledged parts supplier.

Published: 8/1/2017

FEA for DFM
Shops that offer design for manufacturability advice can reduce customers’ machining cost and complexity. This shop leverages finite element analysis as part of its sophisticated DFM efforts, and this also helps in its efforts to establish long-term...

Published: 5/18/2017

CAD/CAM Selection to Fit the Shop
A CAD/CAM system is a large investment and likely will have a strong impact on the buyer well into the future. Careful consideration of all the implications is important.

Published: 6/1/2016

Constant-Chip-Load Machining Yields a Better Tool Path
With its in-house R&D program, this aerospace shop seeks to be a leader, not a follower, on the path to innovation in advanced manufacturing. Finding and embracing a better way to generate tool paths for highly efficient and economical metal removal...

Published: 6/1/2016

An Improved Method for Machining Blisks
A software designer and a tool maker collaborate on a system for machining blisks that focuses on the point of contact between the workpiece and the cutting tool.

Published: 5/1/2016

Don’t Sweat the Setup: Probing the Position of Complex Workpieces
This manufacturer uses a software tool to tailor the machining program to the location and orientation of each contoured part.

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