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Pumping Up Productivity with Waterjet Machining

Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak

11/1/2014

Abrasive waterjet technologies continue to advance with steadily improving speed and precision, cutting an extremely diverse range of materials. Today’s abrasive waterjet machines are used to quickly and accurately cut a wide range of parts ranging from large aerospace and automotive metal components to stone and granite as well as smaller parts with tiny feature sizes used in tools, implants and medical devices. Full Article

Software Update: Okuma's App Store: Open-Source Problem Solving



Edited by Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak

11/1/2014

Brian Sides is director, technology, Okuma America Corp. (Charlotte, NC), a developer of machine tools and controls.    Full Article

Shop Solutions: Getting into Five-Axis with CAM Programming



Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

11/1/2014

Hytech Machine transitioned in two short years from a G-code based CNC shop to a CAM-centric operation with five-axis capabilities. Out in the woodsy surroundings of Anderson, SC, the 22-employee job shop is leveraging its newly established CAD, CAM, and five-axis machining capabilities to satisfy a wide range of customers in the automotive, electrical device, heavy equipment, and many other industries. Full Article

Rethinking PLM



Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak

10/3/2014

Change is good, but it’s rarely an easy undertaking. To fully realize the digital manufacturing vision, developers and users of product lifecycle management (PLM) tools must rethink how PLM is used today and find new ways to employ current and new software for manufacturing. Full Article

Taking the Factory's Pulse with Shop-Floor Monitoring



Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak

10/1/2014

To run factories at optimal efficiency, plant managers need to mine real-time shop-floor operational data as fast as possible, to quickly determine where and when any manufacturing process bottlenecks occur. With today’s shop-floor data management software and related hardware solutions, manufacturers can leverage more key production performance data than ever in order to fine-tune their manufacturing processes. Full Article

Software Update: Dynamic Toolpath Technology Offers Shops Faster, More Efficient Machining



Edited by Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak

10/1/2014

Gary Hargreaves is vice president, business development, for CNC Software Inc. (Tolland, CT), developer of Mastercam CAD/CAM software. Full Article

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