Software optional: Debating the need for CAM systems on Swiss-style machines.

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As CNC machine tools become increasingly complex, so does the job of programming them. CNC Swiss-style machines are no exception. With more tools than the Snap-On truck and tighter quarters than a World War II submarine, many shops view them as coding nightmares. Yet the bane of these machines—their complexity—is often a boon. With stations […]

Redlining: GibbsCAM makes toolpaths the easiest part of lights out machining at BC job shop

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Redline CNC, a precision machine shop in Surrey, BC, has a reputation in the Canadian manufacturing community for delivering quality parts, on time and at competitive prices. At least some of that success can be attributed to its CAM software. Founded in 1998, Redline was soon facing new sales opportunities, tight deliveries, and increased part […]