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.

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.

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.

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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DP Technology Optimizes ESPRIT for Willemin-Macodel

DP Technology has worked with Willemin-Macodel to optimize the ESPRIT CAM software for Willemin-Macodel’s complex mill-turn machines.

Sandvik Acquiring CGTech

Sandvik has signed a deal to acquire VERICUT developers CGTech, enhancing Sandvik’s ability to provide full machining solutions and increase its value proposition.

Mastercam Adds Support for Kyocera SGS Precision Tools

Mastercam users can now download 10 libraries of SGS tools in a native Mastercam format, providing fast, seamless access to SGS’s cutting tools. 

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.

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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Hexagon VISI 2021 Improves CAD Analysis

Hexagon's VISI 2021 includes new analysis-shading modes to improve CAD analysis.

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.