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SolidWorks kickstarts a busy CAD&CAM 2011 fall season

It seems like only a few days ago the hotdogs where sizzling on the grill, backyard bonfires, and the CAD/CAM world more or less asleep. But as we find ourselfs here in the middle of November the reality is that … Continue reading

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HSMWorks for Solidworks is like a smoothie for your code

When looking to justify investing in something as important as CAM, you might end up sitting with a long list of new functions you never knew was needed, ever existed,  and possible maybe not even truly understand what really do. … Continue reading

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BobCAD-CAM now roars inside Solidworks

I’m having a hard time finding anything negative to say about getting my CAM inside Solidworks, and it seems like the major CAM companies has realized that they better got on the Solidworks-train. BobCAD-CAM has been known for doing things … Continue reading

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HSMWorks verifies an Ipad inside Solidworks

Fruit fanatic or not, Appel’s Ipad is most defiantly the hottest rocking geek topic these days, and Mike Puckett who is one of Solidworks certification specialists modeled up one of these wonders and is gracefully sharing it on 3dcontentcentral.  Now … Continue reading

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Solidworks knitting toolpaths with HSMWorks

Continuing with some more exploring of HSMWorks (The milling package integrated inside Solidworks). I’m going to do a quick dance through a simple pocket toolpath, so you can take a look at these screen shots and tell me that this … Continue reading

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HSMWorks turns Solidworks into fabolius CAM

CAM inside Solidworks have been a fairly hot topic in the CAM world. Most of the major CAM products like Mastercam, Delcam and Esprit are having at it. But from what I have seen HSMWorks is the leader when it … Continue reading

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Mastercam Feature Based Machining for real people.

With Mastercam Feature Based Machining the toolpaths are created using features from the solid, and the operations are automatically generated. This should result less programing time and also give less skilled programmers an advantage. But does it work? the answer … Continue reading

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Esprit, CAD/CAM ready for the future.

I had the pleasure a few weeks ago sitting through a 45min webinar presented by David Bartholomew from DP Technology. The title was “Boost your productivity with Esprit”. (DP Technology, developers of Esprit is one of the major CAD/CAM software … Continue reading

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Is that a shipping crate or a 5axis machining center

When buying a 5axis compatible machining center you better have you priorities straight. 1)$Money$ 2)accuracy 3) machine travel etc. The actual visual machine design should not be that important. Then again, if you pay $500.000 for a machine wouldn’t it … Continue reading

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Use your Solidworks file to verify in Mastercam

Got this question asked the other day, and thought maybe it would make it worth for someone if this one year old post got dusted off, and came back out in the sunlight. If you import Solid models into Mastercam … Continue reading

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