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. Guest columnist John Woolever of Donaldson explains how veterans are forging new careers in metalworking through Workshops for Warriors – and how manufacturers can put skin in the game with support.
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.”
John Kowalczyk is the new senior manager of Global Strategic Accounts and Mark Cadogan is their vice president of sales for North America.
The software developer for CNC machine tools is now a member of the organization representing U.S.-based manufacturing technology.
ETG will sell Mastercam and Cimco software across the UK to shops needing the latest CAM and CNC technology.
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.
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.
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.