CAD/CAM Software

Staying Lean with CAM

Advanced CNC programming software allows this shop to capture business with improved “one and done” efficiencies on their multi-axis equipment, from one-offs to tens of thousands of parts. Their quality and pricing is now so competitive that it is more economical to buy the part locally than pay for shipping.
CAD/CAM Software: Articles

Rebuilding American Manufacturing, One Veteran at a Time

A perfect storm: One million veterans leave the service every five years as a projected two million manufacturing jobs go unfilled in the U.S. over the next decade due to lack of skilled labor. Take a closer look at how veterans are forging new careers in metalworking through Workshops for Warriors – and how manufacturers can put skin in the game with support.

Precision Grinding With Graphical Monitoring

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.

Mission Accomplished

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.

CAD/CAM Machining Software: The Latest Trends and Advances

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.

Trophy Work: Moving from Art to Part

Check out how Blue Chip Engineering was able to engineer and machine a complex, mobile sculpture for renowned designer Tom Shannon using advanced CADCAM software from Gibbs and Associates.


CAD/CAM Software: Industry News

Emuge and OPEN MIND Establish Partnership

They will share technical data and best practices on machining applications and programs, conduct joint seminars and work together on advanced, high productivity cutting tool and CAM software solutions.

New STEM Training for High Schools

Immerse2Learn and NIMS combine new simulation-based online learning, multimedia software and industry-recognized credentials to prepare students for high-tech metalworking jobs.

3D Systems Creates Certified Partner Program for Medical Device Manufacturing

Rms has joined this new premium supply network that will source, develop and 3D print parts, add machined features and perform secondary processing for FDA-cleared medical devices, all under one roof.


CAD/CAM Software: Products

Next Steps in CAD/CAM Applications

Waveform Roughing in Vero Surfcam from DM Solutions ensures that a constant volume of material is removed for high speed machining of harder materials by using as much of the flute length as possible to distribute wear evenly along the entire cutting length, rather than just the tip.

High Productivity CAD/CAM Software

To optimize workflow, users of VERICUT V8 CAD/CAM software from CGTech can quickly access only the menu choices and functionality they need at the time with minimal mouse clicks.

High Performance Strategies for 2.5D Through 5-Axis Milling, Drilling, Mill-Turn and Specialty Applications

hyperMILL MAXX Machining CAM software from OPEN MIND Technologies applies conical barrel cutters to large planar, ruled or general surfaces for finishing; five-axis roughing for engine casings and radial components; and drilling with 5-axis helical motion using standard endmills to open pockets with good chip removal.