CAD/CAM

CAD/CAM Selection to Fit the Shop

A CAD/CAM system is a large investment and likely will have a strong impact on the buyer well into the future. Careful consideration of all the implications is important.

Parts Cleaning Conference: Bringing Cleaning To Machining

Learn from cleaning industry companies about how to clean and protect metal parts safely and provide solutions and support to your shop.

Why Using Pirated Software is Riskier Than Ever

Machine shops and manufacturers that use pirated software risk losing much more – both directly and indirectly.
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Hexagon’s Surfcam 2021 Connects Directly to Advanced Machining Simulation

Direct link gives manufacturers greater control over manufacturing process by delivering a more accurate, detailed picture of each machining operation from start to finish.

Helpful, Free CAD Model for Those Who Machine DOM Tubing

This machine shop 3D prints a plastic plug that it inserts into the end of tubing to prevent chips and coolant from entering the lathe's bar feeder. It offers a free CAD model of it for other shops machining that material.
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HyperMill Software Improves Tool Paths

Open Mind’s hyperMill CAD/CAM software improves tool paths.

Mastercam 2021 Designed to Increase Productivity

Mastercam 2021 improves automation, efficiency, connectivity and precision.

Automatically Optimize Your CNC Machining Feed Rates

New feed-rate-optimization technology can enable CAM programmers to reduce cycle times and increase tool life for milling and turning operations.
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DP Technology Releases Updated Esprit CAM Software

DP Technology, the parent company of the Esprit CAM system, introduces an array of software updates for 2020, including those for Swiss-type lathes.

TDM System's Global Line 2019 Aims to Meet Shops' Software Needs

TDM Shopfloor Manager enables comprehensive workflow management, incorporating booking functions and interfaces for crib systems, presetting devices and machines as well as for high-level systems such as MES, FMS and ERP.

Hexagon Hires New Alphacam Applications Engineer

Lisa Cameron The Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Production Software business has hired new applications engineer Lisa Cameron to support customers of the Alphacam computer-aided-manufacturing (CAM) solution for metal, stone and wood.

Camplete’s TurnMill V9 Uses Advanced 3D Rendering Technology

TurnMill software suite includes everything needed to simulate and verify complex programs in an intuitive 3D environment.

Surfcam Now Supports Barrel Cutters

A number of new and enhanced features in SurfCAM 2020.0 provide increased productivity for both milling and turning users.

Open Mind hyperMill Software Expands Finishing Capabilities

Open Mind Technologies introduces hyperMill 2019.1, a version of its comprehensive CAD/CAM software. 

Breaking Stereotypes in Product Development Practices

Contrary to common practice, manufacturers should consider manufacturing analysis first before moving into detailed product design. CAM first; CAD later.

Hexagon Forms Production Software Business

Vero Software, FASys and Spring Technologies will adopt Hexagon’s corporate identity.

CAM Software Simplifies Complex Parts

Intuitive interfaces and automated steps are making CAM programming easier for new users, even as parts and the machines that produce them increase in complexity.

SmartCAM v2019 Delivers Adaptive Processes

  SmartCAM v2019 CAM software consists of applications for CNC milling, turning, fabrication and wire EDM. 

Mastercam Announces Winners of 2018 'Wildest Parts' Contest

The CAD/CAM software developer holds the contest each year to encourage student participation and interest in manufacturing.

Simcenter Amesim Software Extends System Simulation

Siemens’ Simcenter Amesim software is a 1D mechatronic system simulation platform with two new products, Simcenter Webapp Server and Simcenter Embedded Software Designer, that extend the system simulation capabilities.

Radan CAD/CAM Sheet-Metal Software Combines Customer Orders

Radan CAD/CAM sheet-metal software is a provider of applications for the design and manufacture of sheet metal components and products.

GibbsCAM CAM Software Simplifies Solidworks Programming

3D Systems’ GibbsCAM 12 software is a CAM product that provides integration with Solidworks by directly reading Solidworks part models, preserving features and attributes, and using these to identify, organize and select features for machining. 

SmartCAM v2018 Software Delivers Adaptive Roughing Strategy

SmartCAMcn’s SmartCAM v2018 delivers adaptive rough milling technology, improved feed rate control and numerous other core additions found in all products.