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Published: 10/28/2019

A Seven-Axis Multitasking Machine Demands a CAM Software Upgrade
A new order led Forbidn Manufacturing to buy a multitasking machine, but to program it effectively required taking on Esprit CAM software. The combination produces the part in two hours instead of eight.

Published: 10/15/2019

Aerospace Machine Shop Opts for CAM Simulation Over Dry Runs
NCSIMUL Machine software has taken Marton Precision’s G-code program verification from a 16 hour manual process to a mere two hours. 

Published: 6/20/2019

Industry News of Note: June 2019
This month: Hexagon breaks ground in Detroit, Xometry lets users search and buy Mitsubishi cutting tools, Gosiger lays plans for 2019 exhibition, and other industry news. 

Published: 6/10/2019

CAM System Helps Company Improve Programs for New Machine
A machine shop’s old CAM system held it back from efficiently using its new three-turret turning center, but upgrading its software has helped it save time and money.

Published: 5/29/2019

7 Tips for Programming Ceramic Cutting Tools
Ceramic tools require different thinking and a willingness to tweak tool paths developed with carbide in mind.

Published: 5/13/2019

Industry News of Note: May 2019
NIMS partners with Festo to develop Industry 4.0 skill credentials, an annual Siemens event now invites non-users, and more industry news. 

Published: 5/2/2019

Integrated CAD and CAM Boosts Job Shop's Efficiency through Collaboration
To realize the best return on its investment in advanced equipment, Creations Unlimited moved from a system with separate CAD and CAM systems to an integrated software (Siemens PLM’s NX product) to make gains in efficiency. 

Published: 4/29/2019

Breaking Stereotypes in Product Development Practices
Contrary to common practice, manufacturers should consider manufacturing analysis first before moving into detailed product design. CAM first; CAD later.

Published: 4/15/2019

Industry News of Note: April 2019
EDM maker starts a new chapter in Ohio, Tornos to host a grand opening in Chicago and other industry news. 

Published: 4/3/2019

From-Scratch CNC Post Processor Lets Dual-Toolhead Mill-Turn Shine
A dual-toolhead multitasking machine made coordination of tool paths difficult, if not impossible. A new post processor for use with Mastercam Mill-Turn resulted in smooth programming of tight-tolerance tool paths using both toolheads.

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