CAM education credentials

Autodesk, developers of 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, and the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) are partnering to develop the first set of industry recognized Computer Aided Manufacturing/Machining (CAM) standards and credentials. These standards and credentials will enhance education and training programs to meet 21st-century demands for skilled CAM programmers, designers and engineers,

Best Practices on Driving Design Decisions with Simulation

This webinar will provide guidance to attendees on how to drive more engineering decisions using simulation tools. Today, there are lots of different options. You can provide automation tools to simulation analysts to improve their productivity or you could provide CAD-embedded simulation tools to engineers for early simulation feedback on a daily basis. What is

OPEN Mind Releases hyperMILL 2014.2 CAM Software

OPEN MIND has released the newest version of its CAD/CAM software, hyperMILL 2014.2, which includes several new functions in addition to enhancements to existing functions. The company’s hyperMILL software was touted in market research firm CIMdata’s NC Market Analysis Report 2014 as one of the best CAM systems on the market. In addition to a […]

3D CAD World

Simulating Fiber-Reinforced Composites. It’s a multiscale world.

Composite materials, and particularly fiber-reinforced composites, present an interesting challenge. They have superior properties, compared to homogeneous materials, and have the potential to help engineers and designers meet increasingly challenging product requirements. Yet, they can be maddeningly difficult to engineer properly. To understand why this is so, you need to look closely, at the structure

System Level Dynamic Simulation for Machinery Designers

By Evan Yares, Senior Editor & Analyst, Software Adams/Machinery makes analyst-level simulation practical for the rest of us. For engineers who build high-performance machinery, today’s CAD systems are a mixed bag. Most mainstream CAD programs include tools to evaluate part interference, and do kinematic motion studies. They often include closely integrated FEA, for studying linear

Do you really need integrated CAD/CAM?

By Evan Yares, Senior Editor & Analyst, Software Why you may—and may not—want to consider an integrated solution. There’s a simple question you can answer that will help you figure out whether you should consider using an integrated CAD/CAM system: Is your current CAM system the biggest source of frustration in your work life? If

Math for Engineers: A Look at Mathcad Prime 2.0 and Maple 16

Engineers tend to fall in love with their tools. Or, at least, they tend to stick with the tools they’re familiar with. Look on any engineer’s computer, and you’ll see a pretty predictable set of office and productivity tools, and, often, a CAD, CAM, or CAE program. When an engineer runs across a new problem,

ACU-RITE 3500i CNC Control

ACU-RITE’s 3500i CNC control has been designed with innovative, operator-oriented enhancements that will facilitate an intuitive transition for customers to the next generation of control technology. Based on the HEIDENHAIN NC kernel and processor technology, the 3500i features a touch-screen operator interface. This all new interface has allowed ACU-RITE to optimize program navigation, editing, creation,

FARO Launches New CAM2 Measure 10 Software

FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO) announces the debut of CAM2 Measure 10, its newest software for the FaroArm, ScanArm and FARO Laser Tracker. This release marks the first time FARO has included features for collecting and analyzing point cloud data as part of their CAM2 line, in addition to other new enhancements like Live Color

Geometric to Showcase Reduction in Programming Time with CAMWorks® 2011 at EMO 2011

Geometric announced that it will showcase its fully automatic CNC programming system, CAMWorks® 2011 (, at Booth #K16, Hall 25, at EMO Hannover, from September 19 to 24, 2011 at Exhibition Grounds, 30521, Hannover, Germany. CAMWorks 2011 automates the CNC programming process, reduces the programming time by as much as 90 percent, and allows designing

Mass Customization Gets its Body On

By Kevin Atkins, Corporate Applications Engineer, Sensable, Wilmington, Mass. Reprint Info >> Sculptural CAD is increasingly used to help create implants and surgical devices. A key driver behind mass customization for medical products has been the recent availability of digital tools that effectively enable product design of the organic shapes found in the human body.

Aston Martin to Use Siemens PLM Software to Standardize Its Global Sports Car Development

Siemens PLM Software announced that Aston Martin is standardizing its global sports car development process using NX™ software for integrated computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering analysis (CAD/CAM/CAE) and Teamcenter® software to manage their product and process knowledge. This company-wide commitment will enable Aston Martin to drive productivity improvements, common processes and enhanced global collaboration for

Linear Guides for Vacuum Applications

The eLINE cam roller runner blocks deliver smooth, quiet running at speeds to 12 m/s. Now these cam roller runner blocks suit vacuum applications. The units consist of an aluminum body with corrosion-resistant cam rollers. By replacing the standard plastic end caps with aluminum versions, adding holes in the runner block to allow venting, and

Flagship Software Delivers Punch

The latest release of ANSYS 13.0 software includes hundreds of new features that, according to ANSYS, can help you make it easier, faster, and cheaper to bring new products to market. ANSYS 13.0’s electromagnetic transient solver lets you study electromagnetic effects in broadband and radar applications as they occur over time. Some of the highlights

CAM Tools

German tool maker Formenbau Kellermann GmbH reduced lead times by more than 20% after investing in VISI software and installing a palletized production process with a zero-point clamping system. The machines can automatically convert 3-axis to 5-axis continuous tool paths. The company is a supplier to the automotive industry providing complex single- and multiple-component tools

Tools Automate Deburring of Chamfered Through-holes

Reprint Info >> In the aerospace, automotive, semiconductor, and medical sectors, it is vital that fastener through-holes are chamfered and free of metal burrs caused by the hole cutting process to ensure a flawless fit and durability when parts are assembled.  However, some manufacturers continue to experience costly and time-consuming hand benching operations where components

Benefits of Design for Manufacturability

Reprint Info >> Here are some key design strategies that can help streamline production processes, eliminate delays, and cost overruns that can impair your competitive edge. Obviously, we all know that shaving time off the product development cycle can help you get to market faster. This has been the design-for-manufacturing (DFM) mantra for decades. Yet

Hi-Point Firearms Aim Higher with VISI

Hi-Point Firearms and Strassell’s Machine Inc. design, develop, prototype, and manufacture pistol and carbine firearms for sportsmen. Their products are recognized for their excellent value – economic pricing with zero compromise in quality. As in all industries, global competition has forced Hi-Point and their primary designer-toolmaker, Strassell’s Machine Inc, to consider more productive methods for

Joe Gibbs Racing Licenses D-Cubed 3D DCM from Siemens PLM Software

Siemens PLM Software and Joe Gibbs Racing®, one of the premier organizations in NASCAR®, announced the licensing of Siemens’ D-CubedTM software for integration in specialty applications. The D-Cubed 3D DCM (Dimensional Constraint Manager) will now be deployed in any in-house software application that requires a 3D geometric constraint solving component. The 3D DCM is already integrated

Chrysler Group LLC contracts with Siemens PLM Software

Siemens PLM Software announced that Chrysler Group LLC, which produces Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Truck and Mopar vehicles and products, has selected Siemens PLM Software’s technology for product design and development.Chrysler Group began using Teamcenter software, Siemens PLM Software’s digital lifecycle management solution, as its corporate-wide PDM system in 2008. Teamcenter provides a single source

NCG CAM V10 is released — Download a demo version now

NCG CAM Solutions Ltd, UK released NCG CAM V10. This release includes multi-tasking capability enhancements, a new feature for roughing with solid carbide cutters, a new optimized algorithm for rest roughing and faster rest finishing. Machine tool simulation has also been added to the 5-axis module. Machine tool simulation has also been added to the

Vero Helps with Artega GT ‘Supercar’ Production

DECS GmbH embraces technology and believes in process optimization. It is a combination of these factors that have helped their latest project, the Artega GT succeed, and cause a stir in the automotive world. The Artega GT is a mid-engined, rear wheel drive, high-performance sports car designed by Henrik Fisker, the man responsible for the

Assembly Engineering Manager (D-Cubed AEM)

Integrating the AEM into your software application enables you to simulate the motion of parts more realistically while designing assemblies and mechanisms. This is achieved by taking account of the mass properties of parts, the motion caused by a range of engineering related forces and devices, and the interaction of parts as they collide and

Introduction to CNC Machining Curriculum Proves To Be a One-Stop Teaching Aid

New Hyde Park, NY – Techno, Inc.’s Educational CNC Division introduces the New Basic Manufacturing Skills: Introduction to CNC Machining Curriculum, available for technology education courses from Grades 6 through College. This unique curriculum comes with a 170-page Curriculum Workbook and an Instructor’s CD with all projects, software files and tests ready for customization. All

Tech Soft 3D to Develop Adobe 3D SDK Technology

Tech Soft 3D announced it has signed an agreement with Adobe Systems Incorporated to transition development and support of Adobe’s 3D SDK and related technologies, employees, and resources to Tech Soft 3D. Consisting of a 3D CAD translation suite and PDF publishing SDK, the technology allows OEM development teams to create applications that access data