What are the 3 most important actions that manufacturers can take now to improve their utilization of Computer-Aided Manufacturing? In this episode, we interview Matt Sump with ShopWare to discuss CAM Software and Dynamic Machining. Jim answers the question: If you put 10 machinist in a shop and gave them a piece of material and a print, how many different ways will they produce that part?
Latest trends in CAM software
How tool paths are calculated
Radial chip thinning
Most efficient amount of material removal
Utilizing a tooling database in CAM software
Dynamic Machining versus High Speed Machining
Improving machining hydraulic manifolds using CAM software
Utilizing Dynamic Tool Paths
Automating existing processes with macros
Going beyond the basics by automating
We briefly talk about the history of how MakingChips was started.
In our Manufacturing News segment, we discuss an article declaring that US manufacturing is going extinct. I’m going to state it here: if you remove manufacturing from the US Economy, the United States will lose 30% of its GDP.