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Published: 3/20/2012

Keeping Watch on Small Parts
From watch parts to exotic medical applications, this shop takes on the world of micromachining.

Published: 2/10/2012

Targeted Five-Axis Machining
Focusing on a particular part size range allows this shop to use a versatile type of five-axis machine tool. Five-axis machining now makes up 40 percent of the shop’s business.

Published: 10/20/2011

A Virtual Jog Mode for CAM
This CAM feature allows tool paths to be defined through a process that resembles jogging the machine manually.

Published: 10/12/2011

How Micromachining Patience Speeds Prototype Production
A molder of tiny, silicone components for the medical industry explains how a patient, conservative approach to micromachining enables it to deliver prototypes faster.

Published: 9/13/2011

CAM Benefits Extend Beyond the Tool Path
This CAM software not only provides an effective tool path strategy, but also takes application-specific variables into account when applying that strategy.

Published: 8/23/2011

Coming Soon: Universal, CAM-Independent Cutting Tool Library
Software relying on the ISO standards for cutting tools aims to dramatically simplify tool selection.

Published: 7/19/2011

Making the Most of Rotary Axes
Shops new to advanced rotary machining are sometimes held back by fundamental misunderstandings.

Published: 6/3/2011

The In-House Advantage
A shop that introduced its own product realizes the advantages of designing and machining a part under the same roof.

Published: 2/15/2011

3D Monitoring and Part Verification
Using verification software provided by its machine tool supplier, this shop proves out parts well before any cutting takes place.

Published: 12/22/2010

CAM Reduces Cycle Time From Days to Minutes
When your house is going up in flames, the last thing on your mind is whether the local hero’s firefighting equipment will do its job, and that’s exactly the way it should be.