CAD/CAM Software http://americanmachinist.com/taxonomy/term/6634/more en 10 New Technologies for Machine Shop Performance and Convenience http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/10-new-technologies-machine-shop-performance-and-convenience <div class="node-body gallery-body">Manufacturing technology never stops being complex: machine shop operators, managers, programmers, and leaders (sometimes, they’re all the same person!) want answers, options, and opportunities — products and processes that will help them do their work with fewer obstacles, better results, and maybe even more revenue.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/10-new-technologies-machine-shop-performance-and-convenience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/10-new-technologies-machine-shop-performance-and-convenience#comments Automation CAD/CAM Software Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:55:00 +0000 39361 at http://americanmachinist.com 10 New Machine Shop Ideas Emphasize Speed, Efficiency http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/10-new-machine-shop-ideas-emphasize-speed-efficiency <div class="node-body gallery-body">Speed is important in cutting, turning, and grinding, of course, but it’s also a decisive factor in machine set-up, programming, order processing, customer-response, and so many other aspects of the work that machine shop owners, operators, programmers, and others do every minute of every working day. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/10-new-machine-shop-ideas-emphasize-speed-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/10-new-machine-shop-ideas-emphasize-speed-efficiency#comments CAD/CAM Software Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:28:00 +0000 35991 at http://americanmachinist.com Defining, Refining Technologies for Next-Generation Machine Shops http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/defining-refining-technologies-next-generation-machine-shops <div class="node-body gallery-body">Every machine shop needs to cut, turn, and finish faster – with faster set-ups and longer tool life. There are other, less obvious needs: 3D model testing, quick program access and editing, and more process design options. Add these to the inevitable need for more compact operations, more efficient cutting-tool materials and design, and you begin to see the scope of activities and objectives for the machine shops of the future.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/defining-refining-technologies-next-generation-machine-shops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/defining-refining-technologies-next-generation-machine-shops#comments CAD/CAM Software Cutting Tools Enterprise Software Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:38:00 +0000 34881 at http://americanmachinist.com New Machining Technologies Emphasize Modularity, Flexibility http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/new-machining-technologies-emphasize-modularity-flexibility <div class="node-body gallery-body">Maintaining a schedule, a program, is essential in the production of engineered parts – but machine shops will take process improvements or technology updates, any time. For much of the current year that time has been the weeks leading up to (and including IMTS 2016), but the roll-out of new technology concepts and capabilities continues. As time moves forward, the new ideas continue to emerge.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/new-machining-technologies-emphasize-modularity-flexibility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/new-machining-technologies-emphasize-modularity-flexibility#comments CAD/CAM Software Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:53:00 +0000 34791 at http://americanmachinist.com New Mastercam Release Moves 'Models' to 'Parts' Faster http://americanmachinist.com/cadcam-software/new-mastercam-release-moves-models-parts-faster <div class="node-body article-body">CNC Software reports its latest major release of Mastercam® machine tool programming software addresses a broad spectrum of mission-critical CNC manufacturing issues, to help users move models onto machines sooner, deliver parts faster, and develop a more skilled, competitive workforce.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cadcam-software/new-mastercam-release-moves-models-parts-faster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cadcam-software/new-mastercam-release-moves-models-parts-faster#comments CAD/CAM Software Gold Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:32:00 +0000 34771 at http://americanmachinist.com <p> <style type="text/css"><!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Arial; 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margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} --> </style> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;">CNC Software&rsquo;s research revealed that some of Mastercam&rsquo;s powerful tools had been under-utilized because busy shops could not locate them: Mastercam 2017 puts CAM programming tools in the forefront, and with an enhanced organization, which improves workflow and makes it easier for users to improve machining cycles and reduce tool wear.</span></p> New Technologies for Automation, Connectivity, and Precision, at IMTS 2016 http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/new-technologies-automation-connectivity-and-precision-imts-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">For machine shop operators performance objectives like consistency, continuity, and accuracy remain constant goals, necessitating emphasis on automation systems, machinery, and technology to meet those standards.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/new-technologies-automation-connectivity-and-precision-imts-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/new-technologies-automation-connectivity-and-precision-imts-2016#comments Automation IMTS 2016 CAD/CAM Software Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Mon, 05 Sep 2016 15:13:00 +0000 34331 at http://americanmachinist.com Better Toolpaths Make Manufacturers More Globally Competitive http://americanmachinist.com/cadcam-software/better-toolpaths-make-manufacturers-more-globally-competitive <div class="field-byline"> Jim McMahon </div> <div class="node-body article-body">VoluMill CAM software permits companies to manufacture goods faster, more efficiently, and at a lower cost, by simplifying and streamlining the toolpath generation process.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cadcam-software/better-toolpaths-make-manufacturers-more-globally-competitive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cadcam-software/better-toolpaths-make-manufacturers-more-globally-competitive#comments CAD/CAM Software Fri, 19 Aug 2016 18:21:00 +0000 34181 at http://americanmachinist.com Seven New Technologies Integrate Design and Automation, at IMTS 2016 http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/seven-new-technologies-integrate-design-and-automation-imts-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">For tool, die, and mold production – or for any advanced machining operation – production technology must match the complexity that advanced product design is able to accomplish. New machining concepts aim to fulfill part designers’ vision for complexity through the production sequence and into the finished part.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/seven-new-technologies-integrate-design-and-automation-imts-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/seven-new-technologies-integrate-design-and-automation-imts-2016#comments Automation IMTS 2016 CAD/CAM Software Machining / Cutting Mon, 15 Aug 2016 20:08:00 +0000 34111 at http://americanmachinist.com More CAM Speed, Automation, Precision Functions Debuting at IMTS 2016 http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/more-cam-speed-automation-precision-functions-debuting-imts-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software is as much a part of a machine shop business as the CNC machines and tooling that execute the work. Numerous CAM and CAD/CAM developers plan to exhibit their progress at IMTS 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/more-cam-speed-automation-precision-functions-debuting-imts-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/more-cam-speed-automation-precision-functions-debuting-imts-2016#comments IMTS 2016 CAD/CAM Software Sun, 07 Aug 2016 14:03:00 +0000 34041 at http://americanmachinist.com Precision Double-Disc Grinding, Plus 8 More New Machining Ideas http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/precision-double-disc-grinding-plus-8-more-new-machining-ideas <div class="node-body gallery-body">Machine shop operators need new ideas to keep them engaged, aware, active, and competitive — and new technologies to help them improve their performance. Here are nine product ideas we discovered this week to make machining, shop management, tooling, and quality control more effective and productive.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/precision-double-disc-grinding-plus-8-more-new-machining-ideas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/precision-double-disc-grinding-plus-8-more-new-machining-ideas#comments CAD/CAM Software Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Thu, 30 Jun 2016 02:37:00 +0000 33441 at http://americanmachinist.com