July 11, 2006
By: Tim O'Donnell
This article describes how a fabricator can use the advances in modern CAD/CAM software to cut preformed parts quickly on a sophisticated, multiaxis rotary laser. It specifically examines surface data cleanup, conversion, work envelope check, cutting simulation, fixture design and code generation, and fixture cutting and positioning options of newer programs.
Since its inception, Amada America, Inc. has provided manufacturers with innovative, productivity-enhancing sheet metal machines, including both fiber and CO2 lasers, turret punch presses, press brakes, automation systems, and software. We accomplish this by carefully listening to the voice of our customers and engineering machine solutions that solve their sheet metal fabrication needs. See us at FABTECH Booth S901. Visit our website.
Stay young, stay committed - by Dan Davis
If the manufacturing community wants to attract students into science, technology, engineering, and math careers, it might want to start focusing on elementary schools. That's what Brillion School District in Wisconsin is doing.
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