CAM FOR PRODUCTION MACHINING

CAD/CAM

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. 
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Additive Manufacturing

CAMWorks 2019 Enables AM Programming in Addition to Machining

Version 2019 of CAMWorks from HCL Technologies enables additive manufacturing and includes Tolerance-Based Machining (TBM) for turned and turn-milled parts as well as improvements to Technology Database (TechDB). 

NEWS

Open Mind, Grob Systems to Host Joint Seminar on Five-Axis Machining

The free seminar will take place June 4, 2019 in Auburn, Washington, at Machine Tools Northwest. 

CAD/CAM

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. 
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CAD/CAM

Edgecam 2020.0 Now Supports Barrel Cutters, Tilting-Head Five-Axis Control

The introduction of a specific five-axis “Tilt” control strategy, combined with barrel cutter support, is said to be the most significant enhancement in version 2020.0 of Edgecam from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence’s Production Software division. 

NEWS

Siemens PLM Invites Users and Non-Users to Realize Live 2019

The educational conference will be divided into several tracks called Connections, with seminars as well as hands-on training and what the company is calling Knowledge Theaters.

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.

CAD/CAM

NCSIMUL Machine Software Increases Reliability of NC Verification

The new version of NCSIMUL’s machining module available from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence includes automation functionality that gives the user wider control over their jobs on other devices by communicating with distant servers.

NEWS

Spring Technologies Changes Name to NCSIMUL Hexagon Production Software

The name change is part of the formation of the Production Software business of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence and NCSIMUL’s adoption into Hexagon’s corporate identity.

Turn/Mill

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.