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

Software Provides Time Savings and Improved Accuracy

Shops get paid for making chips, and profit comes from making them as efficiently as possible. Shop management software is a key to reducing waste by ensuring that machining is being done on the right jobs, in the right way and at the right time. ...MORE

Edgecam 2016 R1

CAD/CAM Software Eases Turning, Milling, EDM Operations

Edgecam 2016 R1 includes a number of new and updated CAD features and CAM functions for milling, turning and wire EDM, such as new and enhanced strategies, operation options and memory-handling capabilities. ...MORE

OSG ThreadPro

Thread Milling Software Eases NC Code Generation

OSG says its ThreadPro thread milling NC code generator software is said to eliminate the hassle of having to enter data as text, copy and replace. ...MORE

Enhanced Roughing CAM Strategy Enables Fine-Tuning

Delcam’s 2016 release of FeatureCAM, a feature-based programming system, offers enhancements focused on speed—specifically, updates to the Vortex high-efficiency area-clearance strategy. ...MORE

CAMWorks 2016 five axis drilling

CAM Software Eases Design-to-Manufacture Process

Geometric Ltd. has released the 2016 version of CAMWorks for 3D CNC machining applications, with features designed to improve productivity, ease the move from design to production, and minimize the cost of design and manufacturing changes. ...MORE

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