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Published: 5/28/2020

Automatically Optimize Your CNC Machining Feed Rates
New feed-rate-optimization technology can enable CAM programmers to reduce cycle times and increase tool life for milling and turning operations.

Published: 5/8/2020

CAD/CAM Software Helps Shops Shift to Coronavirus Work
A sampling of CNC machine shops serving a variety of industries have this in common: They are using Mastercam CAD/CAM software to shift their focus and quickly produce medical supplies necessary to aid in responding to the coronavirus.

Published: 5/6/2020

CAM System Smooths Shop’s Transition to Ventilator Part Production
Pindel Global Precision’s CEO used his Navy SEAL experience to help his shop navigate the switch from one CAM system to another while manufacturing new ventilator parts in the middle of a pandemic.

Published: 3/4/2020

4 Things to Incorporate in CAM-System-Generated CNC Programs
Streamline G-code programs created by CAM systems.

Published: 1/13/2020

Five-Axis Conversational Programming from a Solid Model
A new CNC feature imports a 3D solid model from which operators can perform conversational-type programming even for five-sided machining applications.

Published: 12/26/2019

Aerospace Shop Adopts NC Optimization as a Means of Continuous Improvement
Steelville Manufacturing adopted CGTech’s Vericut NC verification software to safeguard its high-volume/high-mix work, but found unexpected benefits from its Force Optimization module.

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: 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.