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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

What is CAMWorks for Solid Edge All About?

CAMWorks for Solid Edge is the only  feature-based CAM product on the market that leverages synchronous technology, enabling you to make “on demand” manufacturing design changes to any  CAD model.  You can automate workflows with easy-to-use associate NC Programming technology to accelerate programming time up to 90%. 

CAMWorks for Solid Edge is an embedded CAM program that is fully integrated with Solid Edge,  and provides you with unprecedented benefits like:

- Reduced programming time from hours to minutes using automatic feature recognition in conjunction with knowledge base
- Lower cost of ownership with ease-of-use and a short learning curve
- Reduced turnaround time with automatic regeneration of toolpath for rapid ‘on the fly’ manufacturing design changes to any CAD model
- Ability to retain and standardize manufacturing best practices by leveraging automatic feature recognition and assigning appropriate machining strategy using a proprietary Technology Database

CAMWorks is an intuitive featured based CAM solution assisting manufacturers to increase productivity and profits by utilizing best-in-class technologies and adaptable automation tools to maximize machining efficiencies with ease. 

Even if you are not a CAM expert, you can learn the user interface quickly and create good tool paths with just a small amount of training.  CAMWorks will recognize geometry using patented feature recognition technology and produce tool paths automatically based on the Technology Database (TechDB™). 

The Technology Database is:

- Fully customizable
- Easy to navigate
- Contains information defining what strategies, tools, speeds/feeds, and etc. based  on selected geometry
- A means to capture and reuse machining best-practices of an organization
- Efficient in automation of NC programming from database

VoluMill is fully integrated into CAMWorks, making it simple to learn and easy to use.  VoluMill™ produces an ultra-high performance toolpath designed for High Speed Machining applications: 2-axis and 3-axis rough milling tasks.  VoluMill™ makes dynamic adjustments to the axial depth of cut and feed rate to stay inside the pre-determined rate of material removal.  VoluMill™ has been proven to quadruple Milling cutter life while operating safely at great feeds and speeds than recommended by cutter manufacturers.  

VoluMill™ designs a path to increase overall path length with these techniques. VoluMill™ address four traditional toolpath problem areas:

- initial full cut into material
- stepping over in-between cuts
- feeding into new areas of parts
- overloading in corners

CAMWorks for Solid Edge’s key to faster time-to-market:

- Identify Features: Using patented, Automated Feature Recognition from CAMWorks
- Apply Machining Best Practices: Use Knowledge Based Machining to leverage in-house machining knowledge
- Automatically Adjust to Design Changes: Fully associative toolpaths update automatically to design changes

CAMWorks for Solid Edge will allow you to increase quality while reducing scrap, tooling costs, programming and overall lead time.  You will find it worthwhile to learn and powerful when learned.
No one else compares to the speed of their Knowledge Based Machining/Synchronous Technology power combination.  Check out the world’s first embedded CAM system for Solid Edge:

Reserve a seat for our webinar:  CAMWorks for Solid Edge: Intelligent Machining through Automation

Check out this video on CAMWorks for Solid Edge: 

Tim Larsen
Marketing Manager
Ally PLM Solutions Inc.

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