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.”
Spirit of Innovation now resells NCSIMUL machine control software to the Canadian aerospace, defense, high tech, manufacturing and oil and gas industries.
Jeff Nesbitt now manages Canadian distributors and direct sales of product lines throughout the region.
Engineers and CNC programmers who use GibbsCAM 2016 to program complex and simple parts for machining can now work directly from Inventor CAD models.
VERICUT 8.0 machine simulation, verification and optimization software from CGTech ties complex processes together by monitoring and evaluating many potential problems in an efficient and consolidated method that reduces the time spent in the programming and machining cycle.
Version 4.0 Release 3 CAD/CAM software from Tebis can shorten cycle times by roughly 30 percent in laser cutting and trimming through improved NC point distribution in more compact programs.
VERICUT 8.0 from CGTech streamlines the steps needed to get from a CAD-designed composite part to CNC programs driving Automated Fiber Placement or Automated Tape Laying machines.