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Capitalizing on B Axis for Optimization

Any opportunity to save time in the production process should be considered for its potential to increase profit. CAM vendors are developing new tools and refining existing ones to help optimize processes in multiple areas on the shop floor.

CAD/CAM

Why Using Pirated Software is Riskier Than Ever

Machine shops and manufacturers that use pirated software risk losing much more – both directly and indirectly.
#opinion

CAD/CAM

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.

Horizontal & Vertical Lathes

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.
#horizontal-and-vertical-lathes

Shop Management Software

Global Shop Solutions’ ERP Software Offers Speed, Security

Cloud ERP software simplifies and optimizes manufacturing by offering increased accessibility, speed and security.

Shop Management Software

Use Your Machine Shop Management System as a Sales Tool

Why not leverage an effective shop management system for your sales/marketing advantage in today’s competitive market?
#opinion

CAD/CAM

HyperMill Software Improves Tool Paths

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

CAD/CAM

Mastercam 2021 Designed to Increase Productivity

Mastercam 2021 improves automation, efficiency, connectivity and precision.

CNC & Machine Controls

Let’s Talk About Less Machining Chatter

For some turning work, unwanted harmonics can cause chatter and poor surface finishes. A new CNC software capability can automatically compensate for this.

CNC & Machine Controls

168 Manufacturing’s Coolant System Delivers to Multiple CNC Machine Tools

168 Manufacturing’s automatic coolant delivery system for CNC machine tools works without human intervention.

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CNC & Machine Controls

Making Parts on a Swiss/Laser Machine

Adding laser cutting to Swiss-type machining is helping this shop do more work for its customers in the medical industry. 

Shop Management Software

Competition and Technology Drive the Pace of Manufacturing

IMTSTV's Penny Brown recently spoke with Steve Fritzinger, from NetApp, about competition and technology driving the manufacturing industry's pace and why companies must adapt to this change if they want to survive.

Turn/Mill Machines

Software Simplifies Turn-Mill Operations

An international player in the highly competitive aeronautics, automotive, defense and optical industries makes the most of software for multitasking program verification and optimization.

Cutting Tools

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.
#techbrief

CNC & Machine Controls

Exair Cabinet Coolers Resist Heat and Corrosion

Exair Corp.’s small 316 stainless steel cabinet coolers permit just enough cooling for the electronics without going so cold as to waste compressed air.

CAD/CAM

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.

Shop Management Software

Developing a Platform for Data-Driven Manufacturing

With the eventual goal of adding machine condition monitoring, this company began by installing an ERP system as a foundation to build upon, flattening the learning curve with each step toward achieving increased process oversight.

Swiss-Types

Manufacturing Data Collection and Management Transforms Swiss Shop

A New Hampshire high-volume precision solutions manufacturer and an innovative software solutions provider have collaborated in upgrading the shop’s data collection and organization methods, maximizing output and competitiveness.

CNC & Machine Controls

Caron's CNC Senor Monitoring System Updated with Versatile Applications

Dtect-IT can also monitor frequency levels and set magnitude limits to detect anomalies within specific frequency bands.