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.
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Knowing and appreciating the craft of metal fabrication - by Tim Heston
The recipe for precision metal fabrication includes technology and craft. We hear a lot about the technology, but not so much about the craft.
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