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10 Reasons to Have an Internet-Connected Computer in the Shop

Okay, I’ll admit it–I’m an unabashed supporter of the Internet.  It has radically changed how we access information in a relatively short time.  It touches every walk of life.  At our house, we seldom watch TV anymore.  There’s just too many ads.  If we watch programming at all, it is via a computer connected to … Continue reading

3D CAM Toolpath Fundamentals

3D CAM Toolpath Fundamentals.

top down and bottomup assembly?


What is Post-Processing in CAM/NC?

In the early days of post-processing, a post-processor was considered an interface tool between computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) systems and numerically controlled (NC) machines – a mere translator, reading the manufacturing instructions issued from a CAM system and writing an appropriate rendition for a target NC machine. Today however, post-processing has evolved to include a dynamic … Continue reading

software selection criteria

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Choosing a CAD/CAM System

An auto CAD/CAM system does a lot of work for the design and manufacturing process. CAD/CAM programs have the ability to support analysis, product data management and a number of other functions. When it comes to auto CAD/CAM software you don’t want to get just any system, you want to choose CAD/CAM software that meets … Continue reading

Occupational Outlook Handbook


what is machining? types?

Machining is a term used to describe a variety of material removal processes in which a cutting tool removes unwanted material from a workpiece to produce the desired shape. The workpiece is typically cut from a larger piece of stock, which is available in a variety of standard shapes, such as flat sheets, solid bars, … Continue reading

Variant Design: Leveraging Base Designs to Create More Options for Customers

Variant Design: Leveraging Base Designs to Create More Options for Customers.


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