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Published: 7/1/1997

Pushbutton NC Programming
With numerical control (NC), shops learned how to automate the machining process. Now, with today's CAM software, they are learning how to automate the NC programming process.

Published: 11/1/1996

Snapshot Of A Computer-Integrated Job Shop
Getting some basic software packages to "talk to each other" is the latest step in this job shop's steady march toward computer-integrated manufacturing -- at least for the moment.

Published: 10/15/1996

Building 3D Machining Knowledge Into CAM
This supplier has turned the complex 3D machining of custom orthopedic implants into a single "standard" process through the use of knowledge-based machining technology.

Published: 7/1/1996

Machining In Circles
By converting conventional point-to-point contouring programs to arcs, shops are slashing program lengths, boosting average feed rates, and getting better surface finishes.

Published: 7/1/1996

CAD/CAM Converges With CNC
Both CAD/CAM systems and now CNCs have rushed to the same operating platform--the personal computer.

Published: 6/1/1996

Knowledge-Based Software Boosts Part Programming Productivity
Much has been said and written in recent years about knowledge-based machining (KBM) software. Some people have called it 'generative NC software' while others have used the term 'automatic programming software.' Whatever you call this CAM technolog...

Published: 3/1/1996

A Closer Look At Look-Ahead
This CNC capability is helping make machine tools move far faster, and more accurately, than ever before. Here's how it works.

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