CAD, CAM and Related Software

CAD/CAM Software is used to generate part designs and then CNC machining programs corresponding to part designs. Short for “computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing,” these systems create these programs for CNC machine tools. In general, CAM development has proceeded along two different tracks. Geometry-based CAM systems used in die/mold machining and other applications focus on complex milled geometries. Algorithms provide specific and efficient ways for machining complex geometries with both high precision and long tool life. By contrast, feature-based CAM systems are generally used in the production machining of geometrically simpler components. 
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Constant-Chip-Load Machining Yields a Better Tool Path

With its in-house R&D program, this aerospace shop seeks to be a leader, not a follower, on the path to innovation in advanced manufacturing. Finding and embracing a better way to generate tool paths for highly efficient and economical metal removal is a prime example of the value of this program.
SmartCAM features New Mill/Turn Sub-Spindle and B-axis Support, Morph Pattern Roughing.
• 2-5 Axis Milling
• Mill/Turn and Multi-Task Machining
• Solid Modeling & High Speed Machining
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Don’t Sweat the Setup: Probing the Position of Complex Workpieces

This manufacturer uses a software tool to tailor the machining program to the location and orientation of each contoured part.
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CAM Software Update Enhances Turning, Milling, Wire EDM

Vero Software’s Edgecam 2017 R2 introduces a new turning cycle that includes B-axis movements while machining on a turning center.




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