CAM for Production Machining

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. 

Chips curl off a shaft as a ceramic cutting tool insert takes a profile cut on a CNC turning machine.

7 Tips for Programming Ceramic Cutting Tools

Ceramic tools require different thinking and a willingness to tweak tool paths developed with carbide in mind.

SmartCAM features New Mill/Turn Sub-Spindle and B-axis Support, Morph Pattern Roughing.

Industry News of Note: May 2019

NIMS partners with Festo to develop Industry 4.0 skill credentials, an annual Siemens event now invites non-users, and more industry news. 

New Product Announcements

CAMplete Releases TurnMill V9

Dedicated to Nakamura-Tome’s line of turning centers, version 9 of CAMplete’s TurnMill software includes enhancements to 3D rendering, simulation and postprocessing.



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