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

Mastercam 2017 Mill

Expanded Milling Software Improves Shopfloor Productivity

Mastercam 2017 Mill offers expanded machining flexibility and an increased emphasis on speed and automation. ...MORE

Edgecam 2016 R2

Updated CAM Software Improves Roughing

Edgecam 2016 R2, available from Vero Software, now offers increased access to memory, improving overall efficiency when working with large files. ...MORE

Updated CAM Products for Variety of Machining, Inspection Processes

Autodesk’s line of 2017 CAM products includes the latest versions of FeatureCAM and PartMaker, PowerMill, PowerShape, and PowerInspect for applications ranging from CNC mill and lathe programming to complex die/mold manufacturing. ...MORE

Harmeling

Surfcam Reseller Hires Applications Engineer

The hire is reflective of Surfcam’s recent and significant product updates. ...MORE

CNC Software Inc. Enters Mazak’s VIP Program

The program is intended to foster technological collaboration. ...MORE

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