MANUFACTURING - CAM
CAM is a term which means Computer Aided Manufacturing.
CAM is the use of software to control machining tools and in the manufacturing of work pieces. CAM is a subsequent process after CAD and CAE. The model generated in CAD and verified in CAE can be input into CAM software, which then controls the machining tool.
WHY NEED TO USE CAM?
Improve Productivity of CNC Machines.
CAM provides high–speed machining paths, which help manufacturers minimize their cycle times, reduce tool and machine wear. High-speed machining paths enable manufacturers to improve their cutting quality and accuracy.
Improves Machining Capabilities.
When a manufacturer takes up a complex 3-axis machining task, they rely on the combination software to create a tool path for machining projects such as molding. CAM automates the process, and makes it easier for manufacturers to complete the project in time.
Improves Client Accessibility.
CAM allows manufacturers to receive CAD files from their customers. After receiving these files, they can set up the machining tool path, and perform simulations, which helps them calculate the machining cycle times.
Reduce Material Wastage.
CAM help manufacturers to visually inspect the process of machining. This allows them to capture tool gouges, collisions at an early phase so that they can eliminate mistakes, as well as reduce material wastage.