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Published: 7/25/2005

The Changing Face Of CNC Programming
The Future of Machining - 2005 Efforts to create a CNC-usable product data model are inching forward, but in the meantime, advances in CAM software will make the programmer's job function super-efficient rather than superfluous.

Published: 6/9/2005

When Probing Is Pivotal
Software for using the probe at angles expands the productive capabilities of this plant’s five-axis machine.

Published: 1/10/2005

Turning Ideas Into Parts
To get maximum leverage from its manufacturing know-how, Krieger Machine, a CNC shop in Stuart, Florida, draws on all of its software resources - CAD, CAM and shopfloor programming. The shop relies on KeyCreator from Kubotek as its main CAD resource...

Published: 10/14/2004

CAM Software For Probing
Software for creating probing routines off-line promises to make machine tool probing easier to use. As a few examples show, different software providers look at this off-line programming in different ways.

Published: 6/17/2004

Making It In Medical
Examining this shop's healthy medical machining business shows that both medical components and medical customers require special care.

Published: 4/2/2004

The Process Before The Program
CAM automation can change the very focus of the programmer’s attention. Reduced programming time is only one of the benefits.

Published: 4/2/2004

Slashing Programming Time For Similar Parts
There’s no reinventing the wheel for this shop! It saves machining programs in a knowledge base for use on future jobs.

Published: 12/15/2003

Plugging Into Tombstone Productivity
Customized software helps this machine tool builder maximize the output of its horizontal machining centers.

Published: 10/1/2003

You Can Automate More Than You Think
This shop expedites 3D milling work by reducing its dependence on employees for all of the information-related tasks that occur before the machining center can start to cut.

Published: 9/15/2003

B-Axis Turn/Mills Have Their Place
The additional rotary milling axis on these machines allows them to complete many types of complex parts in a single setup, but these machines have gained a reputation for being difficult to program. Today’s CAM software, however, eases the programm...

SmartCAM features New Mill/Turn Sub-Spindle and B-axis Support, Morph Pattern Roughing.