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Published: 8/16/2018

Spreadsheets Enable Calculations Similar to CAM Software
Spreadsheet software can behave like a CAM system.

Published: 7/20/2018

Manufacturing News of Note: July 2018
Successful tests of computer-aided manufacturing with barrel-nose cutters, Siemens PLM switches to new distribution regime for NX software and other industry news. 

Published: 4/20/2018

Are Imprecise CAD/CAM Cycle Time Estimates Holding Back Efficiency?
A CAM provider with open postprocessor logic sees users employing that openness to realize more reliable predictions of machining time. There are various reasons why tighter estimates are becoming more crucial.

Published: 3/30/2018

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.

Published: 3/26/2018

Shop's Coding Solution Results in New Time-Saving Software Feature
For Ultra Machining Co., manually altering Vericut’s optimized tool paths at the machine was time-consuming and risky to the part. A custom macro alleviating this is now a feature of the software.

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.

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