CNC Software’s Mastercam 2018 offers new 2D/3D Milling features, design improvements, turning and mill-turn enhancements, and new CAD functions such as the Angle Sweep—which improves the creation of more complex wireframe functions.

Many CNC parts manufacturers as well as production and job shops could reduce their overall production costs 15 percent or more by leveraging existing CAM technology that is readily available. By Stas Mylek, applications advisor, CNC Software

The application of the acoustic emission (AE) sensor for monitoring can supply valuable information regarding the discontinuity in material. By Tim Wood, international sales manager, SBS

Today’s waterjets can cut much faster than CNC mills and wire EDM machines, and with high precision. But it is not only the cutting speeds and tight tolerances that make them so attractive. By Dr John H Olsen, vice president of operations at Omax Corporation

From increased tool complexity to controlled micro geometry, modern applications of tool grinding have changed radically. What’s in store for the future? By Jeff Foregard, general manager, Anca Asia

Illinois, USA: Big Kaiser Precision Tooling’s collaboration with Team Penske will see the company sharing technologies to the American racing team in order to expand production.

The application of the acoustic emission (AE) sensor for monitoring can supply valuable information regarding the discontinuity in material. By Tim Wood, international sales manager, SBS

Ohio, US: Lantek has reached an agreement with Polish company Promotech to supply its sheet metal software for the latter’s pipe profile cutting machines, which can cut pipes up to a diameter of 1,500 mm and a length of 12 m with oxy-fuel or plasma.

Tex Whiting, consumable sales manager for Hypertherm explains to us about the many forms of plasma cutting under different conditions and how to get the best out of it.

These days CAD/CAM is an integral part of metalworking in all sectors and companies are constantly staying one step ahead of the game.

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