In a new whitepaper, Mastercam calls useful advice for CAM software users “CAM Initiatives.” These initiatives are practical projects and procedural policies designed to help a machining company make more effective use of its CAD/CAM resources. Although primarily targeted to Mastercam users, many of these initiatives contain useful advice that benefits users of any CAM software system.
Here are a few samples:
- Say “no” to drawings. Don’t redraw parts until you are sure the customer does not have a usable CAD file to share. (They usually do.)
- Fix what isn't broken. Empower everyone in the shop to be an improvement specialist.
- Manage tool libraries. Find the cutting tools that work best in high-speed tool paths and use these tools exclusively where applicable.
- Embrace five-axis machining. Follow this launch plan to ensure a successful transition.
Other initiatives have advice on 3+2 machining, programming templates, spindle probes, simulation and integrating safety habits.
For the complete whitepaper with all 15 CAM Initiatives, click here.blog comments powered by Disqus