You can have the fastest engine strapped to the leanest, lightest chassis, but replace proper tyres with wheels from a shopping trolley and you’ll end up going nowhere fast. The same analogy applies to the relationship between a CNC machine tool such as a composite knife cutter and the software that programs it. More specifically, the requirements placed on the software will dramatically change based upon the machine technology in use – now and in the future. So what should you be looking for in a CAM system and how can it improve the efficiency of your machine, your work force and your material utilization?
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