Many of the advances in CAD/CAM software can help you to meet the challenges of succeeding in aircraft component manufacturing, but it can be difficult to navigate through all of your options. Mastercam has recently provided an overview on this topic that can be very helpful if you are in the aerospace industry. In this overview you will learn: Some of the advances in CAD/CAM that can specifically help aerospace challenges How CAD/CAM can benefit [...]
Let’s take a look at how reverse engineering can be used to improve ergonomics in product design. There are times when you may have the need to improve a design, but the legacy files are not available. In this case, your best option is to scan the old part and reverse engineer the CAD file. Once you have a feature-based CAD file, you can make any edits and improvements needed. That is exactly what our [...]
Would you like an action plan for using proven CAM software technology to ignite the immediate and long term success of your manufacturing business? The makers of Mastercam have put together a white paper that uses Mastercam as a primary example of CAM software, but the same concepts can be applied to any shop using any of a variety of up-to-date CAM software implementations. In this white paper, you will discover that the future of [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/8vrqizlobv?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Surface High Speed Blend Toolpath - Mastercam 2021 These latest improvements the High-Speed Blend toolpath offers versatility and control when finishing complex 3D shapes.
In this blog post, we’ll take a look at a scanned part in Geomagic Wrap and show how we can correct its orientation to prepare it for CNC machining. Very often, when we scan parts their orientation is not necessarily known. It could be skewed off plane relative to the angle that the scanner was used when the scans were taken. By cycling through some various orthographic views, you may find that your scan is [...]
Mastercam includes numerous prep tools to help moldmakers fix models quickly and cleanly, patch holes, and correct errors in CAD models. These software advancements for moldmaking ensure the mold can be used in production as quickly as possible, by reducing the occurrence of common problems that cause delays. The primary focus is the moldmaker’s need for productivity that extends throughout the entire process, driving the trends seen in CAD/CAM software development—faster on the machine, faster [...]
Volkswagen Autoeuropa: Maximizing production efficiency with 3D printed tools, jigs, and fixtures Volkswagen Autoeuropa, who is responsible for manufacturing iconic Volkswagen models such as the Scirocco and Sharan, and has yearly output levels of 100,000 cars, now uses 3D printing to revolutionize its workflow. The facility 3D prints manufacturing aids that are used daily on the assembly line. No longer having to rely on external suppliers for its tools, jigs, and fixtures greatly reduces the [...]
Now Commercially Available to Studio System Customers Worldwide, Copper Enables High-Performance, Highly Optimized Parts for Oil & Gas, Auto and Consumer Products Industries Desktop Metal recently announced the launch of copper for the Studio System. With its excellent thermal and electrical conductivity, copper is considered an ideal material for transferring heat or electricity and is used in virtually every electronic device made, as well as in many of the heat exchangers used across a variety [...]