CAD/CAM Software http://americanmachinist.com/taxonomy/term/6634/more en 5 Reasons a 5-Axis CNC Machine is Actually Good for Your Shop http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/5-reasons-5-axis-cnc-machine-actually-good-your-shop <div class="field-byline"> Megan Ray Nichols | Twitter @nicholsrmegan </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Although they remain costly in terms of capital investment, 5-axis machine tools offer the opportunity to save set-up and production times and cost, which will speed the return on investment.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/5-reasons-5-axis-cnc-machine-actually-good-your-shop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/5-reasons-5-axis-cnc-machine-actually-good-your-shop#comments CAD/CAM Software Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Tue, 30 May 2017 15:21:00 +0000 62691 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>The design complexity and surface finish requirements of many high-value aerospace components are compelling arguments for investing in 5-axis machining technology.</p> New Manufacturing Technology at EASTEC 2017 http://americanmachinist.com/cadcam-software/new-manufacturing-technology-eastec-2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Trade shows should offer something for everybody – everybody involved in the commercial activity under consideration — and EASTEC 2017 will do that for machine shops, component parts and systems manufacturers, product designers, and automation and network technology experts. Ahead of the event, May 16-18 in West Springfield, Mass., we reviewed several equipment and technology developers’ presentation plans. Here are some of the best we found … </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cadcam-software/new-manufacturing-technology-eastec-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cadcam-software/new-manufacturing-technology-eastec-2017#comments CAD/CAM Software Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Thu, 11 May 2017 14:37:00 +0000 61321 at http://americanmachinist.com Moving Toward Smart Manufacturing, via New CAM http://americanmachinist.com/cadcam-software/moving-toward-smart-manufacturing-new-cam <div class="field-byline"> Tony Glockler | CEO, 
SolidProfessor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">SolidWorks, one of the primary CAD platforms for precision parts, has been building a Smart Manufacturing ecosystem with tools like Costing, Inspection, and Model-Based Definition (MBD).</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cadcam-software/moving-toward-smart-manufacturing-new-cam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cadcam-software/moving-toward-smart-manufacturing-new-cam#comments CAD/CAM Software Enterprise Software Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:01:00 +0000 56541 at http://americanmachinist.com New Functions, Options, Applications Enhance Machine Shop Performance http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/new-functions-options-applications-enhance-machine-shop-performance <div class="node-body gallery-body">Every machine shop is aware of its competition and its customers’ demand for faster, better, lower-cost finished parts. Here’s a list of new functions, options, and applications for improving machine shops’ results, which can be achieved with more incremental changes or adjustments to workflows. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/new-functions-options-applications-enhance-machine-shop-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/new-functions-options-applications-enhance-machine-shop-performance#comments CAD/CAM Software Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Shop Operations Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:15:00 +0000 55581 at http://americanmachinist.com 10 Tech Predictions for 2017 and Beyond http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/10-tech-predictions-2017-and-beyond <div class="node-body gallery-body">Deloitte rubs its crystal ball early every year and reveals some of its predictions — in tech, media and telecommunications — for the next 12 months and beyond. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/10-tech-predictions-2017-and-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/10-tech-predictions-2017-and-beyond#comments CAD/CAM Software Shop Operations Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:12:00 +0000 50431 at http://americanmachinist.com 2017’s First New Technologies for Machine Shops http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/2017-s-first-new-technologies-machine-shops <div class="node-body gallery-body">For machine shops seeking new capabilities to make their manufacturing processes faster, more efficient, more profitable, and more competitive, there is no wrong time to evaluate new technology.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/2017-s-first-new-technologies-machine-shops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/2017-s-first-new-technologies-machine-shops#comments Automation CAD/CAM Software Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:08:00 +0000 45961 at http://americanmachinist.com 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