SmartCAMcnc opens new CNC training center

February 29, 2016 - 06:00pm

SmartCAMcnc, Springfield, Ore., recently announced the opening of a new instruction center for training CNC programmers to use the SmartCAM Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software family. The new facility is located at the company's corporate headquarters in Springfield.

With more than 30 years worth of experience supporting SmartCAM in various capacities, SmartCAMcnc Applications Engineer Casey Baker will serve as the primary instructor for the SmartCAMcnc classes. Hired in December 2015 to head the project and write the training curriculum, Baker has worked for several years as a CNC programmer for a leading local manufacturer.

"I've always enjoyed teaching SmartCAM users of every level, beginner to advanced," Baker said in a company news relese. "The key for the trainee is SmartCAM's unique Toolpath Modeling, which treats each toolpath element as geometry, just like you would with your CAD data. Once that concept is understood, users quickly grasp the power that SmartCAM offers. It's gratifying to watch when that 'light bulb' comes on, and the user gets excited to see how SmartCAM will benefit their work."

SmartCAMcnc customers interested in the training program may contact SmartCAMcnc on the web or by phone at (541) 344-4563.

Related Glossary Terms

  • computer numerical control ( CNC)

    computer numerical control ( CNC)

    Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.

  • computer-aided design ( CAD)

    computer-aided design ( CAD)

    Product-design functions performed with the help of computers and special software.

  • computer-aided manufacturing ( CAM)

    computer-aided manufacturing ( CAM)

    Use of computers to control machining and manufacturing processes.

  • toolpath( cutter path)

    toolpath( cutter path)

    2-D or 3-D path generated by program code or a CAM system and followed by tool when machining a part.

  • web


    On a rotating tool, the portion of the tool body that joins the lands. Web is thicker at the shank end, relative to the point end, providing maximum torsional strength.


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