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

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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

CAM Software Is Key to Continuous Improvement

Armo Tool used NX CAM from Siemens PLM Software, along with new fixturing technology and CNC machines, to increase overall productivity by 40 percent. ...MORE

Omax Intelli-Max 21

Software Suite Optimizes Waterjet Paths

Omax has released Intelli-Max 21, the latest version of its software suite for Omax JetMachining Centers. ...MORE

Delcam PowerMill 2015 R2

CAM Software Improves Toolpath Simulation

The 2015 R2 version of Delcam’s PowerMill programming software for five-axis and high-speed machining enables a project to be completely verified for machine tool issues such as collisions without requiring verification of each individual toolpath. ...MORE

Sandvik Coromant InvoMilling 1.0 software

Software Eases Milling of Gears, Splines

Sandvik Coromant’s InvoMilling 1.0 software enables flexible manufacturing of gears and splines on universal five-axis machining centers. ...MORE

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

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