Zone: CAM for Production Machining

OVERVIEW: CAM software for production is focused on programming machining centers, lathes and turn/mill machines to execute a variety of typically simple machining operations in the most efficient sequence possible. Milling, pocketing, slotting, drilling and OD and ID turning are all examples of operations that might apply to the machining cycle for a particular production part. CAM software for production also often features tools for software automation, or knowledge-based machining. Many of the decisions necessary to machine a production part are repetitive, involving assigning particular tools and parameters for particular varieties of drilled holes or milled features. CAM software with some knowledge-based functionality can allow the programmer to input his “knowledge” about tool, process and parameter preferences for certain fundamental types of machined features, so that the software can recognize those features in the future and program them automatically, saving the programmer time.

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CAM System Aids with Productivity and Simplifies Complex Parts

In the case of Webber Metal Products, upgrading the CAM system was all it needed in order to increase productivity and simplify complex part production. ...MORE

Reengineering of a CAM Engine

Software suppliers are doing their part in meeting the programming demands of multitasking operations for complex parts....MORE

Automate Programming with CAM

Even for those shops still manually programming their simple parts on Swiss machines, there are compelling reasons to automate the programming process now. ...MORE

Full Programming for Traditional and Multi-Axis Turning

Many shops that have long operated with traditional turning centers are now rapidly supplementing their processes with multi-axis machines that have the ability to produce complex parts unattended....MORE

Autodesk Netfabb

Software Solutions for Design, Simulation, Additive Production

Autodesk’s Netfabb software is designed to take additive manufacturing beyond prototyping and plastics to create production-grade parts at scale. ...MORE

Autodesk Certifies Compatibility with Open Mind Software

HyperMill 2016.2 has been certified for use with Autodesk Inventor 2017 software. ...MORE

Rollomatic VGPro

Control Software for Tool Grinding

Rollomatic has expanded its VGPro software by adding its drill and step drill programs, form tools and rotary burrs. ...MORE

Simulation Helps Optimize CNC Machining

Spring Technologies will demonstrate its NCSIMUL Solutions 10, an all-in-one digital suite. ...MORE

Open Mind Technologies HyperMill Maxx Machining

CAM Strategies Improve Machining Times

Open Mind Technologies USA will present HyperMill Maxx Machining, a set of high-performance strategies within HyperMill CAM for improved roughing, drilling and finishing. ...MORE