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Published: 2/17/2018

CAM Software Helps Shop Five-Axis Machine Aerospace Part
A five-axis machine and HyperMill CAM software from Open Mind Technologies gave a shop the ability to meet the tight tolerances required for the camera-mounting brackets on a NASA satellite mission.

Published: 1/31/2018

Shop Hits Home Run with Toolpath Simulation Software
Wolcott Design Services needed to improve efficiency during high-mix, low-volume runs. HMCs and Vericut tool simulation software by CGTech improved efficiency, spindle utilization and revenue. 

Published: 1/11/2018

In Hogout Machining, the CAD File Becomes Critical
To serve customers by helping them bypass casting, this shop first needs a close-enough relationship with the customer that it can count on getting good CAD data. Here is why.

Published: 12/20/2017

Racing Toward the Intersection of Design and Manufacturing
Driven by software automation and with all engineering and production under one roof, this drag racing organization provides a striking example of a machining operation with data at the center.  

Published: 12/18/2017

December 2017 Product Spotlight: EDM
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on wire and drilling EDMs as well as EDM-ready CAM software, workholding and more.

Published: 12/14/2017

What’s Your Place in the Future of Making?
Autodesk’s annual user conference shed light on a machine shop’s place in an era of democratized, automated product development and merged design and manufacturing workflows.  

Published: 11/23/2017

The Value of Double-Checking Your Programs
Using simulation software to validate CNC programs for large, expensive precision parts helped one manufacturer reach a delicate balance of speed and accuracy.

Published: 10/31/2017

Delayed Equipment Purchase Exposes Company to Nesting Software Possibilities
By delaying the purchase of new punching machines with nesting software, a manufacturer discovered alternative nesting systems.

Published: 10/9/2017

Manufacturing News of Note: October 2017
Industry technology partnerships, a management buyout, and other industry news.

Published: 7/26/2017

Case Study: In-House Gear Production Leads to Improved Quality, Speed
Advanced Design Technologies LLC’s subcontracted work led to quality issues, among other problems. Vero Software’s Surfcam 2017 R1 increased overall efficiency and quality.

SmartCAM features New Mill/Turn Sub-Spindle and B-axis Support, Morph Pattern Roughing.