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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.

Published: 4/1/2016

Ballnose Alternative Shines in Five-Axis Finishing
Large cutting edge radii facilitate higher-stepover passes that improve surface finish and reduce cycle time.

Published: 2/12/2016

CAD Viewer Helps with Job Estimating
Vero Software has recently released a high speed 3D viewer that directly displays and evaluates 3D CAD files without the need for the original CAD application.

Published: 11/17/2015

Software Provides Time Savings and Improved Accuracy
Shops get paid for making chips, and profit comes from making them as efficiently as possible. Shop management software is a key to reducing waste by ensuring that machining is being done on the right jobs, in the right way and at the right time.

Published: 9/1/2015

Sophisticated Software for Solid Gear Design
Whether your computer platform is standalone or part of a suite, desktop or on the cloud, there’s a gear design package developed specifically to meet your needs.

Published: 4/15/2015

Handling Machining Complexity with CAM
With the increase in demand for closer tolerances on difficult-to-machine parts, shops look to improve efficiency through simplified processes.

Published: 9/18/2014

Multitasking Goes Vertical
This article looks at part processing and CNC programming considerations for vertical multitasking applications.

Published: 7/16/2014

Reengineering of a CAM Engine
Software suppliers are doing their part in meeting the programming demands of multitasking operations for complex parts.

Published: 6/18/2014

The Costs and Benefits of Horizontal Machining
The shift from vertical to horizontal machining was even more expensive than this shop anticipated. It was also more valuable. Most of the shop’s machining centers are HMCs now—here’s why.

Published: 5/16/2014

Retired Yet Inspired to Learn Machining
A retired engineer with no prior machining experience is learning how to be a machinist. His quickly increasing skillset demonstrates how new machining technology is becoming more capable and easier to pick up and apply.

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