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Geometric CAMWorks speeds up milling for Magnus Hi-Tech

Geometric' CAMWorks speeds up milling for Magnus Hi-Tech

Mumbai, India, February 10, 2010: Florida-based Magnus Hi-Tech Industries Inc. (, an established world-class precision fabricator, has experienced reduced engineering and CNC programming time by using CAMWorks®, an intuitive solids-based CAM solution from Geometric Limited.

Magnus Hi-Tech provides high quality solutions to its customers for all their fabrication needs in the defense, aerospace, medical and other demanding fields. Using advanced sheet metal fabrication and machining technology, coupled with rigorous quality methodologies, Magnus provides an impressive range of products including holding brackets, complex components for military simulators, housings, struts, mounting blocks, impellers, and military chassis.

Magnus recently started using the Mazak 5-axis CNC milling machine to reduce changeover times and machine downtime, and realized that the CAM software being used was not letting it take the full advantage of the milling machine, and needed an application that was easily compatible with the SolidWorks® platform that the company used.

Magnus selected Geometric's CAMWorks, which provides an array of tools to simplify and automate even complex programming tasks, speeding design and programming changes.

Mike Blake, Methods Engineer/ Program Manager for Magnus Hi-Tech says, "CAMWorks' tight integration with Magnus Hi-Tech's SolidWorks environment facilitates true associative machining, so that any revision to a part design updates the SolidWorks solid model as well as the CAMWorks file, permitting CAMWorks to automatically generate the new toolpaths, the tool list and, if required, the fixture modifications as well. This has resulted in time savings on revisions ranging from 20 to 60 percent."

CAMWorks, the first SolidWorks® certified Gold CAM product, and the first CAM solution to offer knowledge-based feature recognition and associative machining capabilities, helps eliminate the drudgery of CNC programming. The combination of the latest innovations in CAMWorks and SolidWorks' excellence in design, have made CAMWorks the premier CAM solution for manufactures in the automotive, aerospace, electronics and medical industries. To know more about CAMWorks, visit

"CAMWorks is always making improvements to their product and staying abreast of technology," concludes Blake, "that is the same philosophy we have at Magnus Hi-Tech."

The stock was trading at Rs.63.80, up by Rs.3.35 or 5.54%. The stock hit an intraday high of Rs.66.45 and low of Rs.60.50.

The total traded quantity was 1281243 compared to 2 week average of 197529.

Source: Equity Bulls

Posted On: 2/10/2010 7:36:47 AM


Posted by Jane Campus

China CNC Machine Tool Industry Report, 2009

China CNC Machine Tool Industry Report, 2009 – New Market Report Published (OfficialWire)

China CNC Machine Tool Industry Report, 2009 – New Market Report Published

New report provides detailed analysis of the Industrial market

Published on February 08, 2010

by Press Office

( and OfficialWire)



After three decades of development, the CNC (Computer Numerical Control) rate of China machine tools by output value increased from 26.2% in 2001 to 55.8% in 2009.During the first eleven months of 2009, China produced 139,000 CNC machine tools, including 125,000 sets of CNC metal cutting machine tool and 9,628 sets of CNC forming machine tool. It is evaluated that China’s output of CNC machine tool will be 150,000 sets in 2009.

In China, CNC machine tool is mainly produced in Liaoning, Jiangsu and Zhejiang. In 2009, the output of three provinces accounted for 29%, 23% and 19% of the total output respectively. By region, Eastern China produced the largest amount of CNC machine tools, accounting for 49% of the total output, while the output of Northern China took 28%.

The report introduces the output of CNC machine tool, import and export, regional production as well as key manufacturers. The analysis on China CNC machine tool industry can be taken as a reference for investors.

China CNC Machine Tool Industry Report, 2009 : 
Mike King
Tel: +44 203 086 8600 

For Educational purposes only

Posted by Jane Campus

Youtube: Advanced Core & Cavity Construction

Solid model assembly created in NX (Unigraphics).
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CAD CAM – Advanced core & cavity construction for an automotive grill – ZONE 2

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Learn CNC Programming

plasma cutting with a cnc machine
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Heinz Putz, Center for CNC Education offers CNC training DVDs to teach CNC programming.

Category:  Howto & Style
Tags:  CNC  machining  programming  milling  turning  lathe  mill  CAD  CAM
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School of Mechanical Engineering, Minhang Campus
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Program Sem. Textbooks Equipment Clothing Supplies Transportation Field Trip Total Per Sem.
Mechanical Engineering Technician – Tool Design 1 $550 $700 $200 $35 $1,485.00
2 $250 $250.00
3 $600 $600.00
4 $350 $350.00
Mechanical Techniques – CNC Programming 1 $650 $400 $200 $35 $1,285.00
2 $200 $200.00
Mechanical Techniques (Tool & Die / Mould Making) 1 $550 $700 $200 $35 $1,485.00
2 $250 $250.00
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Open Source 3-D Printer Turns Designs Into Objects

ready to print
Image by Pedro Moura Pinheiro via Flickr checks out MakerBot‘s Cupcake CNC 3-D Printer. Using PLA, ABS, or HDPE plastic, this open source, $950 kit allows the user to fabricate small objects of virtually any shape.

Added: January 8, 2010

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