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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In an age of globalization and rapid changes through scientific progress, two of our societies' (and economies') main concerns are to satisfy the needs and wishes of the individual and to save precious resources. Cloud computing caters to both of these.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.