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.”
Carl Orton is now their technical team leader for WorkNC in the Americas.
The CAD/CAM software is used to produce carbon fiber composite components for the team's racing yachts.
They bring Mastercam CAD/CAM solutions to Mazak customers for milling, turning, wire EDM, router programming, plasma cutting and lasers, along with 3D design and drafting.
Version 4.0 Release 2 CAD/CAM software from Tebis, is especially well-suited to the rough machining of deep cavities and is effective for hard material machining as well.
MILL-Xpress from MecSoft is tailored for the growing community of DIY makers and tinkerers who need easy to use, inexpensive but powerful software for programming CNC mills.
Alphacam 2016 R2 from Vero improves machining performance with enhanced feature extraction and automated management of part geometry.