CAM for Die/Mold

CAM software for die/mold machining has to respond to the complex 3D milled geometries typical of die and mold tooling. In addition to milling the shape correctly, the CAM software also has to pick a pattern of tool paths that can achieve the required surface finish. The CAM software also is likely to account for such important die/mold machining practices as high speed machining, most likely doing this by adapting the direction changes in the tool paths so that the tool does not see any sharp turns but instead changes direction gradually. This minimizes impacts to the tool, workpiece or machine while the tool feeds rapidly and efficiently across the part.

Brendan Feely of Alpha Precision checks an injection mold
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CAD/CAM Platform Serves as a Communication Tool for a Moldmaker

CAD/CAM software for moldmaking became one company’s “universal translator,” smoothing communication and interoperability between client, designer, machinist and machine. 
SmartCAM features New Mill/Turn Sub-Spindle and B-axis Support, Morph Pattern Roughing.
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Looking at the Benefits of Cloud-Based CAM

VisualCAM from MecSoft will enable users to instantly share and alter CAD/CAM files in a web browser through Onshape.
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Software Platform Updates Provide Improved Functionality

With so much happening in a busy show year between NPE2018 and Amerimold 2018, MoldMaking Technology is revisiting some of the technology that was on display. In case you missed it: Version 2018 R2 of the Visi software platform from Vero Software (which the company has at IMTS 2018) provides a module for reverse engineering, along with improvements for CAD and CAM processes.



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