ldquoCAM systems were designed based on the way mills and lathes were originally created to moverdquo explained Bill Gibbs CEO and President of Gibbs and Associates ldquoMillturns and multitask machines MTM started merging the two
Raster finishing is improved in PowerMill 2015 with the software now able to set automatically the most appropriate angle for each region of the part  In previous versions the user had to select each area and specify the angle manually  The new option is most beneficial when finishing a series of pockets aligned in different directions according to the developer
IntelliCAM incorporates Spatialrsquos 3D InterOp to import CAD files from various 3D sources and applies custom technologies contributed by Omax and Spatial such as the AutoPath function or slice plane to convert the geometry into full 3D paths for waterjet cutting
Mastercam's Dynamic Motion Technology Reduces Cycle Times
Mastercamrsquos Dynamic Motion toolpath engine reportedly is applicable to any machine with a ldquomaterial awarerdquo technique that reduces cycle times extends tool life and cuts down on machine wear because it develops smoother motions with fewer reversals
Customized Harley-Davidson, Programmed with hyperMILL
Edgecamrsquos Part Modeler ensures that legacy information stored as 2D design data can be used without total part remodeling A 2D drawing can be converted automatically into a 3D model by selecting the views and tracing the part outline
Vericut Reviewer mdash now formatted for iPad mdash shows animations of CNC machining processes to machine tool operators suppliers customers etc It is a standalone viewer that requires no license and can play forward and backward while removing and replacing material
Alphacam 2014rsquos tooling Machine Angles functions are available as Element attributes for postprocessing in the latest release and also supply definitions for the new simulator views
A CAD design for an XBOX controller displays the anticipated toolpaths to be generated for the CNC router that would complete the design to manufacturing sequence