CAD/CAM

CNC Machining and Manufacturing Students Find CAM Software Intuitive

A Lincoln College of Technology machining instructor details the most useful features of Mastercam — his school’s software of choice.
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How to Slash 5-Axis Finishing Time

Finally there is an alternative to ballnose endmills for finishing 3D parts. The combination of finishing tools shaped to provide more cutting surface and a CAM system with the ability to apply them on a five-axis machining center can dramatically reduce finishing cycle times while delivering better surface finishes.

Mastercam, Haas Partner with American Precision Museum

Mastercam applications engineers designed and machined a scaled-down version of the waterwheel originally used to power the factory that now houses the American Precision Museum. 

ModuleWorks Update Optimizes Multiple Processes

ModuleWorks’ 2020.08 CAD/CAM software update includes a variety of new and enhanced features across all of ModuleWorks’ machining software lineup.

Renishaw FixtureBuilder 8.0 Reduces Set-Up Times

FixtureBuilder 8.0 from Renishaw enables users to design metrology fixturing set-ups without having to use coordinate measuring machines and other inspection devices.

SurfCAM, NCSIMUL Integration Improves Efficiency

SurfCAM 2021 includes integration with NCSIMUL manufacturing simulation software to connect the virtual and real for greater flexibility and productivity.

DP Technology's Esprit Supports DED Additive Manufacturing

Esprit CAM introduces support for direct energy deposition additive manufacturing, offering users a full-spectrum additive solution from CAD file to finished part.

HyperMill 2020 Updates Include Advanced Automation Center

Open Mind hyperMill 2020 CAD/CAM software incorporates an advanced automation center and user-friendly enhancements to simplify the machining process.

HyperMill's CAD Access, Reuse Technology Eases Data Transfer

Hoops Exchange, a CAD data access and reuse technology, will be integrated into HyperCAD-S and HyperMill to ease transfer of CAD and product manufacturing information (PMI) data between applications.

Five-Axis Conversational Programming from a Solid Model

This CNC feature imports a 3D solid model from which operators can perform conversational-type programming even for five-sided machining applications.

SigmaTek Adds Business Systems Suite to Product Portfolio

A new user interface across all products is designed to improve navigation and employs a universal easy-reading display to increase user focus and stamina. 

Integrated CAM Software Automates Data Transition From Engineering to Production

By switching to CAMWorks software, Decimal Engineering was able to boost its throughput and quality while saving time and money.  
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Hexagon's NCSIMUL 2021 Detects Unwanted Rest Stock on Large Parts

IMTS Spark: NCSIMUL 2021 virtual twin software from Hexagon features a new comparison mode that detects excessive material with fast, hidden simulation.
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CAM-Tool Shortens Speeds Tool Path Calculation

IMTS Spark: The latest version of CAM-Tool from CGS North America is said to shorten calculation time by as much as 60% compared to previous versions.
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Titans of CNC Aerospace Academy Uses Mastercam

Titans of CNC will use Mastercam to produce additional aerospace tutorials for the Aerospace Academy website.

CGTech's Vericut 9.1 Improves CNC Simulation Visibility Options

Version 9.1 of CGTech’s Vericut includes enhancements to toolpath optimization, additive manufacturing, tooling and multi-tool stations, and measuring and inspection.

ANCA's CIM3D Tool Grinding Software Enables Remote Programming

Version 9 of ANCA’s CIM3D or CIMulator3D tool grinding simulation software has an upgraded interface with fresh colors and icons for easier use.

Esprit CAM Software Integrates with Mazak's Smooth AI CNC

This development is an outgrowth of a collaborative partnership between DP Technology and Mazak Japan. 

Mastercam 2021 Improves Safety, Speed of NC Programming

Mastercam 2021 increases machining productivity and reduces overall production costs with speed and flexibility improvements in multi-axis and turning applications.

Open Mind's HyperMill CAD/CAM Software Optimizes Tool Paths

IMTS Spark: The latest versions of HyperMill CAD/CAM software from Open Mind Technologies encompass a range of user-friendly enhancements and new machining strategies.
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Edgecam 2021's Optimized Processing Increases CAD/CAM Productivity

Edgecam 2021 from Hexagon Production Software is designed to boost productivity with lower computer processing time and faster tool paths.

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.
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