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The #1 priority when machining mold cavity inserts is protecting the parting line! You should never allow the tool tip or tool radius to ride a parting line. This is illustrated in the images below. If this occurs you will see a degradation of the parting line that can cause mismatch and flash in the […]
In the Professional configuration of AlibreCAM you can take advantage of the XY Instance operation. This allows you to create linear or circular XY arrays of one or more toolpath operations. Here’s how its done using a part example submitted by Erik Granberg of Granberg International, located in Pittsburg, CA. The fixture plate shown in […]
Six years ago Erik Granberg of Granberg International began implementing CNC technology into their manufacturing process and currently has seven (7) Haas CNC machining centers running production full time. Erik has also implemented the Jergan Quick Exchange Die system on each of his Haas machines. This system allows his team to rapidly change setups, minimizing […]
Here’s a step-by-step guide to detecting and correcting Tool Holder Collisions using MecSoft’s pc-based CAM Milling plugins.
Here’s a step-by-step exercise to learn how to update your VisualCAMc toolpaths automatically when your Onshape part dimensions change.
Christopher Dungey of Grand Junction, CO has been handcrafting cellos for the past 40 years just like mater crafters have done for hundreds of years.
Christopher Dungey of Grand Junction, CO has been hand crafting cellos since 1979. In 2015 Chris purchased a Laguna IQ HHC 3 Axis CNC machining center and RhinoCAM. Chris will readily admit that even with some automation, it still takes 400-600 hours of labor and love to craft a Christopher Dungey Cello with #116 being […]
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