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

CNC Software Mastercam X9

Updated Software Improves Two- through Five-Axis Tool Paths

CNC Software’s Mastercam X9 software introduces improvements to its Dynamic Motion, Multiaxis, and Design and System features. ...MORE

CAM Software Automates Programming for Solid Edge CAD Models

Geometric Ltd. has released CAMWorks 2015, which runs within Siemens’ Solid Edge ST8 software as an integrated CAM application. ...MORE

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Sophisticated Software for Solid Gear Design

Whether your computer platform is standalone or part of a suite, desktop or on the cloud, there’s a gear design package developed specifically to meet your needs. ...MORE

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New CNC Equipment, CAM Software Bring Shop to a Fast Start

The startup Dynamic Balance Machine invested in advanced CNC machines and Mastercam software from CNC Software Inc. to more quickly rough out material and reduce cycle times. ...MORE

CAD/CAM Software Supports Simulation of Custom-Shaped Tools

Version 28 of BobCAD-CAM’s flagship software is said to be compatible with all custom and specialty milling and turning tool shapes for CNC simulations. ...MORE

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