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Parallel Processing and Computer-Aided Manufacturing

Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) is all about software that helps engineers in the manufacturing or prototyping of product components by streamlining the production process and building components with more precise dimension. Delcam's PowerMill is a CAM toolset for the manufacture of the complex shapes typically found in the toolmaking, automotive. and aerospace industries.

In this paper Parallel Processing in PowerMILL 10, Mark Jacobs, a principal engineer at Delcam, aims to remove the marketing hypesurrounding parallel processing and its performance impact on CAM systems.

In particular, Jacobs addresses the following questions:

  • What is parallel computing?
  • What influence does hardware configuration have on toolpath calculation times?
  • How does parallel computing really benefit end users?
  • How will Delcam continue to harness the power of the latest multicore processors to benefit all aspects of CAM programming?

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