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.”
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.
Eddie Wong manages sales and technical support of their software in the Southeast Asia region.
Surfcam 3D CAM software balances feature sets with ease of use on SMTCL milling, boring, turning, and drilling machines for automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, energy, construction, and consumer goods applications.
As shops face demands to reduce expenses and turn jobs around ever faster, many are looking for improved digital productivity to slash costs and reduce their overall manufacturing cycle. Here is a review of the latest CAD/CAM software, new advances in machine controls, and machine-based simulation that can help them do it.
Tebis CAD/CAM Version 4.0 is available in scalable multiple industry-specific bundles, with 56 different customizable application combinations to fit the respective part configuration size and technical ability of the user.
With enhanced VisualCAD/CAM 2016 from MecSoft, VisualCAD is provided as a completely free design tool.