You can now create robotic programs to pick and place objects. This enhancement uses existing generic motion capabilities to change tools and palletize parts and can be used with machining programs to allow you to service the machine tool and perform functions such as polishing, linishing, and deburring.
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Bill Storrs is in the CAM Product Management Group at Siemens PLM software, Cypress California. His main focus is on CAM usability and learning support. He currently leads the CAM Learning Initiative Team whose mission is to provide users with a comprehensive collection of reference and training materials. He has an M.A. in Corporate Training and Development and has been in the industry for over 20 years.