May 23, 2013
by Kip Hanson
Quebec mouldmaker embraces five axis technology in a big way
When André Rochette decides to do something, he does it in a big way. As president of Rocand Inc., Sainte-Foy, QC, he was faced with a substantial increase in sales and development activity.
November 29, 2012
by Ed Robertson
Troubleshooting multi-axis CAM programming
No one ever approached CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing) thinking it was going to be easy to implement, but thinking about CAM can be reduced to three primary steps: the first may be called the “pre-processor”—importing digital data models, whether from inside design groups or outside customers and vendors.
June 19, 2012
by Mary Scianna
DSA Precision Machining’s workholding investments include the Lang Makro-Grip vises and Quick-Point zero clamping system, and SPD electro-permanent magnetic chucks. The products were all purchased from workholding product distributor, Machine Tool Solutions Ltd., Brampton, ON.
April 14, 2016
Walter Surface Technologies has published a white paper on how the Internet of Things is impacting the metalworking shop floor.
February 3, 2012
by Tim Wilson
Tactile coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) and vision based non-contact systems each have their advantages. But combining the two in a single system can provide more measurement data more quickly to improve process control feedback, as well as saving time and cost, compared to measuring parts on several different systems.