Automated CAM Programming – Is Your Software Really Delivering?

A look at the latest automation tools in Autodesk Fusion 360 software and how forward-thinking machine shops and manufacturing departments are using them to slash delivery times and win more business. 

Siemens Monitoring Platform Integrates Samotics ESA

Using ESA technology, NXpower Monitor enables the detection of electrical and mechanical faults up to five months before downtime happens.

Open Mind's Updated CAD/CAM Suite Enhances NC Programming

Eastec 2023: HyperMill 2023 includes a new General Transformation Pattern feature that uses a selected reference geometry and searches for the same reference in all other models regardless of its spatial orientation.

Cimatron's Updated CAD/CAM Software Streamlines Mold Design

Eastec 2023: Cimatron V16 includes a clean new user interface and increased automation for faster mold design, electrode creation and NC programming.

Datanomix's Analytics Solution Visualizes Shop Performance

Eastec 2023: The Automated Job Costing automatically matches part numbers in Datanomix to those from the ProShop ERP system and extracts specific target takt times.

Authentise MES Software Provides Real-Time Quoting

Flows and FlowsAM include features such as data-driven status updates, material genealogy, supplier management and more.

ProShop's Cloud-Based ERP Solution Increases Data Security

Eastec 2023: ProShop SAFE is designed to ensure data security compliance to the NIST 800-171, ITAR and CMMC Level 2 standards.

Nikon Metrology's Automation Software Connects the Shopfloor

The Inspect-X Automation OPC UA Interface software integrate third-party industrial, automation and control equipment more easily.

Heidenhain CNC Control Provides Customizable User Experience

Eastec 2023: The TNC7 provides virtual simulation of the machined part and work envelope.

Lantek Bevel Module Streamlines CAD/CAM Programming

The EdgeLine Bevel module simplifies programming and streamlines CNC programming of modern Trumpf cutting machines for more efficient laser machining.

Ceratizit's Control System Increases Process Security

Eastec 2023: The ToolScope monitoring and control system can reduce cycle times up to 15% and, with wear monitoring, optimize tool life and provide additional tool reserve usage up to 30%.

Hypertherm Associates Software Supports Waterjet Cutting

ProNest LT will support virtually any make or model of a waterjet machine, enabling users to insert the nesting component into their existing workflow.

SprutCAM's Mobile App Quickly Calibrates Robot Movements

The Robot Calibration mobile app helps users find the exact position of the tool tip, which can then be used as a reference point for the robot’s motion control system.

SolidCAM Releases Simulation Software for CNC Operators

SolidCAM for Operator enables machinists to understand the clamping setups and home positions, and to view a complete simulation before running the G-code on the CNC machine.

Kennametal Integrates New Tool Library With Mastercam

Mastercam users will be able to import data on Kennametal’s cutting tools, including GoDrill and Kenna Universal solid carbide drills, as well as a selection of end mills.

Siemens' CNC Control Facilitates Digital Transformation

Eastec 2023: The new control generation is designed to provide machine builders and end-users with a full digital twin of the machine tool and machining sequences.

Paperless Parts Quoting Platform Streamlines Estimating Process

Eastec 2023: Recent updates to Paperless Parts include performance enhancements to the 3D Part Viewer that improve the ability to navigate complex parts and assemblies.

Generating a Digital Twin in the CNC

New control technology captures critical data about a machining process and uses it to create a 3D graphical representation of the finished workpiece. This new type of digital twin helps relate machining results to machine performance, leading to better decisions on the shop floor.

Okuma Demonstrates Different Perspectives on Automation

Several machine tools featured at Okuma’s 2023 Technology Showcase included different forms automation, from robots to gantry loaders to pallet changers.

FactoryWiz Monitoring System Reduces Operator Errors

Eastec 2023: FactoryWiz provides real-time monitoring and data analysis to give manufacturers insight into the production process and help them make informed decisions.


How Automation Boosts Output in High-Mix Environments

Machine shops of almost any size and production mix can automate machining operations. The key is selecting the right technology to fit the need and working with a reliable supplier to deliver planned performance. The result will be more opportunities for your shop to increase capacity, revenue, and profit.

EAC's IoT Platform Connects Shop Floor With Actionable Data

PMTS 2023: The ThingWorx platform establishes a single source of data for collecting, aggregating and enabling secure and easy access to data for different job roles at multiple locations.