Delcam’s New PowerMILL CAM System

Delcam believes that the latest release of its PowerMILL CAM software offers the quickest-ever return on investment for companies that are looking to replace their existing programming system with faster, more productive software. The company claims that many manufacturers could cover the cost of changing to PowerMILL within three to six months as a result

VX Releases CAD/CAM Version 13

Melbourne, Florida — VX Corporation announces availability of VX Version 13. This version contains a number of enhancements that continue to strengthen VX’s position in the product design and mold & die markets.   A new filleting engine helps get more “style” into products. Product designers will realize increased productivity gains for adding digital images

FEA Supports Offshore Equipment Consultant

FEA software can virtually test and predict how industrial equipment designs such as pressure vessels, rotating machines, structural skids and piping systems will respond toenvironmental and operational loads when installed at heavy-duty facilities such as offshore platforms and power plants. This software combined with engineering support services helped Tolpa Techincal Services, LLC (TTS) handle projects

Edgecam Instrumental in Satellite Manufacturing Processes

Launching a satellite into space requires sophisticated and innovative technology — as does the design to manufacturing process preceding it. Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) is the first professional organisation to offer low-cost small satellites within rapid time scales, using advanced terrestrial technology. The company’s Sevenoaks-based Optical Payload Group is using Edgecam’s software solution to

GibbsCAM’s Next Generation SolidWorks Interoperability

(Moorpark, CA)— Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM®, software for programming CNC machine tools, announced that they will demonstrate the next generation of GibbsCAM and SolidWorks® interoperability at Booth #327 during the SolidWorks World 2008 Conference. The conference is being held from January 20th – 23rd, 2008, at San Diego Convention Center in San Diego,

REVO™ Reducing CMM Scanning Time

Renishaw’s revolutionary, ultra-high-speed scanning system for coordinate measuring machines is achieving tremendous productivity gains with early adopters.  World-class manufacturers have retrofitted existing CMMs with the new Renscan5™ system and  infinite positioning REVO™ head.  They’ve applied the system to speeding inspection on some of their more complex and time-consuming parts.   Following are results claimed by

Edgecam, Sandvik Coromant and Mazak to Present on Competitiveness

Leading technology suppliers to the metal cutting industry, EdgeCAM, Sandvik Coromant and Mazak are joining forces on a tour of European cities where they will discuss competitiveness through manufacturing investment.   Representatives from the three companies will argue that to remain competitive the most important factor is to invest in the right manufacturing philosophy, systems

Go from design to machining, quickly

FeatureCAM, from Delcam, offers an automatic Feature Recognition tool that accelerates the design-to-machining process by intelligently and automatically extracting part information from the imported CAD file. This version of FeatureCAM supports continuous five-axis machining for the first time. Other enhancements include more efficient turning through better and easier control of remaining stock, an improved tool

More functions for SolidWorks CAM Software

SolidCAM 2007 R11.2 features enhancements to machining areas including 2.5D and 3D milling, automatic feature recognition and machining, machining processes, turn-mill, and wireEDM. The program has several new options for easier definition of coordinate systems, including automatic generation of sketch points at the corners, in the middle of each edge, at the centers of planes

What’s the big deal about digital prototyping?

By Jay Tedeschi Jay Tedeschi is Sr. Community Evangelist for Autodesk Inc. Marine Advanced Research used digital prototyping to design this futuristic catamaran, shown on its maiden voyage near Orcas Island, WA. Nearly two decades have passed since Boeing used CAD/CAM to assemble a virtual model of the 777 aircraft and identify component fits and

PTC Announces Pro/TOOLMAKER August Availability

By Design World PTC