SURFCAM(reg) V7.0 CAD/CAM system is previewed on a SURFCAM demo CD. The CD also includes a tutorial booklet which takes users through activities such as creating geometry in both 2D and 3D; dimensioning; creating various surface types; single, multiple surface, and Z-level machining; and using V7's toolpath Operations Manager interface. Other features include the ability to import toolpaths, on-line help, and help windows that include narrated video clips showing how to perform specific operations.
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The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.