CAD/CAM

Shifting from On-Machine to Offline Programming

In the midst of learning to program its CNC milling machines offline and the promise of using that experience to transfer more work to its Swiss-type lathe, an Ohio job shop is changing its company culture and taking on more complex work.

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Autodesk Fusion 360 adds PowerMill Technology and More

Autodesk’s Fusion 360 receives a major functionality upgrade with the addition of PowerMill, PowerShape and PowerInspect technology – offering more technology and better value.

Hypertherm Rotary Tube Pro 3 Simplifies Tube Part Cutting

Hypertherm’s Rotary Tube Pro 3 includes updated features like common line cutting and comprehensive costing to simplify the user experience of designing and cutting tube parts.

Hexagon Recreate Streamlines Reverse Engineering Processes

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence’s Recreate provides a single digital working environment for reverse engineering, from scanning to 3D CAD modeling.

CGTech To Digitally Host 2021 Vericut Vue Events

CGTech will host its free 2021 Vericut Users’ Exchange events digitally in 2021, starting on March 16 and running through the end of April.

Esprit and Cetim Validate Binder Jetting Support

Esprit and Cetim have expanded their partnership to include additive manufacturing, recently achieving support for binder jetting through Esprit Cam.

CNC Software Appoints Paco Agrafojo as Marketing Director

CNC Software has hired Paco Agrafojo as marketing director, a position in which he will help the company continue its market success with Mastercam.

Latest Siemens Parasolid Update Enhances Convergent Modeling

Siemens has updated its Parasolid software with enhanced convergent modeling functionality, also including substantial updates for boundary representation (B-rep).

Esprit launches On-Demand Learning Center

Esprit has launched Esprit Learning Center, an on-demand platform for teaching prospective CAM users the Esprit CAM software.
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Open Mind Updates HyperMill CAD/CAM to 2021.1

Open Mind’s 2021.1 HyperMill update includes features that give programmers unprecedented control and flexibility, like editing toolpaths after generation.

Edgecam Supports COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Tool Production

West Pharmaceutical Services uses Hexagon’s Edgecam to help produce molding for medical tools, including those involved in the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Kubotek Kosmos 3D Framework 3.0 Expands File Compatibility

Kubotek3D has updated its Kubotek Kosmos 3D Framework to version 3.0, featuring a host of compatibility updates and performance improvements.

Hexagon's Radan Helps Shop Meet Ventilator Production Demand

Hexagon’s Radan CAD/CAM software helped Bolger Engineering meet a massive increase in ventilator part demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Esprit Software Keeps Wet Design Agile

The Esprit CAM system has enabled artistic fountain creator Wet Design to increase efficiency and spend its time creating instead of troubleshooting code.
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HyperMill Five-Axis Modules Simplify Complex Part Machining

Open Mind’s HyperMill CAM software includes powerful five-axis milling modules that decrease machining times for complex parts, as happened at NDK Paragon.
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Sandvik Coromant and Autodesk Partner for Increased Utility

Sandvik Coromant and Autodesk have partnered to solve issues in CAM. Their first solution is to present Sandvik Coromant tool data within Autodesk Fusion 360.

Spreadsheets Enable Calculations Similar to CAM Software

Spreadsheet software can behave like a CAM system.
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DP Technology and Alma Develop Robot Additive DED Solution

DP Technology and Alma have partnered to create a complete programming solution for robot additive direct energy deposition.

Siemens NX Update Adds Model Based Definition

Siemens’ NX Model Based Definition adds support for non-geometric data within CAD digital twins, adding to their accuracy and utility for the production process.

MachineWorks' Polygonica 3.0 Enhances Mesh Modeling

MachineWorks’ Polygonica 3.0 includes a plethora of upgrades to mesh fitting and creation, wrapping and curve creation.

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Autodesk Fusion 360 adds PowerMill Technology and More

Autodesk’s Fusion 360 receives a major functionality upgrade with the addition of PowerMill, PowerShape and PowerInspect technology – offering more technology and better value.

Simulation Gets Real

Capability to generate something close to a true digital twin can significantly improve confidence in CAM program prove-outs.
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