The special controls used by thread grinding machine tool builder Mikromat keeps their machines simple to operate as they get faster and more precise to meet complex aviation, aerospace, marine and automobile applications.
Thanks to SolidCAM iMachining, cycle times are down 50 percent, tool life is up 40 percent, and Mico Industries is creating dies, weld fixtures and check fixtures without compromise.
Nothing is changing faster or more profoundly than the software used to design and machine parts. To help shops keep up with the latest competitive advances being introduced on the shop floor, here is a report on some of the newest CAD/CAM software.
And what drives machining growth? Aerodyn Engineering uses intuitive 5-axis CAM software from OPEN MIND Technologies that “gets it.”
Sean Fallis is now responsible for the Edgecam and Surfcam solutions in the region.
These new industry standards define competencies and skills needed for entry-level CAM positions in manufacturing.
Carl Orton is now their technical team leader for WorkNC in the Americas.
Mastercam X9 Design offers a suite of shop-tested design tools that get parts on and off the machine as quickly as possible.
The BobART software module from BobCAD-CAM is a CNC machining plug-in for SOLIDWORKS that includes comprehensive video training on how to break down artistic programming by individual features.
Version 4.0 Release 2 CAD/CAM software from Tebis is especially well-suited for rough machining of deep cavities and hard material.