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Published: 9/29/2009

Keeping Pace with CAM
The latest version of this CAM pacakge features 5-axis simultaneous machining for multi-axis lathes, improved milling functionality and enhanced thread whirling support.

Published: 8/20/2009

Don't Chase Variability with CAM
A recent study showed that mechanical SuperTuning of a moderately priced CNC machine could dramatically improve volumetric positioning accuracy.

Published: 7/27/2009

Machining In Paradise
One medical parts job shop is taking its business to the next level in Puerto Rico with the right CAM system.

Published: 3/4/2009

Software User Interface Updates
The company has revamped the PartMaker user interface, improved capabilities for programming directly on solid models and the ability to automatically generate descriptive and visual setup information. The user interface features easy-to-use, user-...

Published: 3/4/2009

Multitasking with Enhanced Lathe Features
GibbsCAM MTM (multitask machining) now includes lathe features that are said to provide more efficiency through tool control and take advantage of newer high-tech cutting tools that turn harder materials and machine smoother surfaces.

Published: 3/4/2009

CAM Software Offers Ease of Use
The Esprit 2009 CAM software is designed to save time and money by importing solid models, recognizing features on those models and automatically drawing options from a database of machining practices for the machining of those specific features and...

Published: 2/6/2009

CAM For Multitasking Operations
While still running a few different CAM systems in the shop, this manufacturer of aerospace and oil and gas industry components has implemented what it sees as the ideal package for programming its multitasking work.

Published: 1/26/2009

What Is The Right Way To Become An Aerospace Shop?
This Atlanta shop succeeded at becoming an aircraft-industry parts supplier. The lessons of its success have a lot to do with commitment and enthusiasm.

Published: 11/7/2008

CAM And Turn/Mill: Making More With Less
A shift in thinking has led to an overhaul of this company’s machine tools and production processes. The result has been a significant improvement in capacity that has allowed more parts to be brought in-house and more profits at the end of the day.

Published: 9/17/2008

Programming A Robot The Way You Program A CNC Machine Tool
Programming a robot with the same CAM software used for a multi-axis machine tool makes it unnecessary to “teach” the robot by jogging it manually from point to point and recording these point-to-point moves as the robot’s motion commands. Robotmast...

SmartCAM features New Mill/Turn Sub-Spindle and B-axis Support, Morph Pattern Roughing.
If machines were to decide, they’d love the Tebis NC programs for high-quality, efficient and reliable CAD/CAM solutions.