CAMWorks Tips: Chamfer machining.

CAD-CAM Engineering

When you use CAMWorks, automatic feature recognition can save you a lot of time. However one features must be inserted manually, like for example chamfer. It is very easy to insert a new contour mill operation and use the chamfer machining options. More of that, after you insert one chamfer strategy, you can save it in the technology database and use it later on.

It is very important to understand that chamfer machining is a group of options under contour mill operation.
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Another set of very important parameters are: length and clearance of the chamfer.
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In CAMWorks for chamfering, you can use countersink tool and tapered flat end mill. If the chamfer is exterior or interior, please take in consideration the feature edge option. This parameter defines whether the geometry in the feature is to the apex of the chamfer or to the outer edge of the chamfer…

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CAMWorks – 5 axis tutorial.

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Sometimes working in 5 axis can be difficult, but in #CAMWorks everything is easier and I will show in the next video some of many functions in 5 axis strategies. In general, #CAMWorks #multiaxis machining allows a wide variety of shops and manufacturing facilities to take advantage of 5 axis machines that provide greater productivity, equipment flexibility and quality. #CAMWorks 5 axis simultaneous machining allows you to create toolpaths across complex shapes that could not be machined on 3 axis machines. This includes high-performance automotive port finishing, impellers, turbine blades, cutting tools, 5-axis trimming, and undercut machining in mold and die making. The part from video was a reques from a friend of my profile, so if you have any questions/requests for future tutorials, please feel free to contact me.

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CAMWorks Tips: How to use a corner round tool.

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In general a corner round tool is used to apply a radius instead of a chamfer to the edge. In CAMWorks, the user have the ability to use the corner round tools available in the technology data library or define very easy a new one. If you want to access a corner round tool, go to tool crib and then add a new tool from library, just like in the photos below:

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If you want to learn how to use the corner round tools in CAMWorks, watch the video below. For any questions or remarks, please feel free to contact me.

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CAMWorks Tips: Sort operations.

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In CAMWorks the sort operations command allows you to sort operations in a logical machining sequence based on user-defined sort rules. When you activate this command the dialog box displays two tabs:
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PROCESS TAB: the options on the Process tab in the Sort Operations dialog box allow you to establish the rules for sorting operations. These options are used in conjunction with the conditions that are specified on the Sort tab. Here we have three options:

– By setup: within each setup, operations are sorted according to the following rules:

Based on the Process complete feature option, operations will be grouped by feature.
The operations will then be sorted according to the Sort by condition as specified on the Sort tab.
Next, the operations will be sorted based on the optional setting of the Then by condition as specified on the Sort tab.
The operations will then be…

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Additive Manufacturing.

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Additive Manufacturing (AM) is an appropriate name to describe the technologies that build 3D objects byadding layer-upon-layer of material, whether the material is plastic, metal, concrete or one day…..human tissue.

Common to AM technologies is the use of a computer, 3D modeling software (Computer Aided Design or CAD), machine equipment and layering material. Once a CAD sketch is produced, the AM equipment reads in data from the CAD file and lays downs or adds successive layers of liquid, powder, sheet material or other, in a layer-upon-layer fashion to fabricate a 3D object.

The term AM encompasses many technologies including subsets like 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping (RP), Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM), layered manufacturing and additive fabrication.

AM application is limitless. Early use of AM in the form of Rapid Prototyping focused on preproduction visualization models. More recently, AM is being used to fabricate end-use products in aircraft, dental restorations, medical implants…

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Noua emisiune a Mirelei Vaida de la Antena 1 are premiera – ”Totul pentru dragoste”.

Îndrăgita prezentatoare tv Mirela Vaida revine pe micile ecrane începând de luni, 26 februarie, de la ora 14.00, când îi va întâmpina pe telespectatori din platoul emisiunii ”Totul pentru dragoste”, scrie radardemedia.ro .
Mirela Vaida va fi zilnic, în direct, de luni pânã vineri, între orele 14.00-16.00, unde va afla cât mai multe povești de iubire ale oamenilor care vor să împărtășească din experiența dragostei lor, indiferent cum ar fi ea și în orice ipostază s-ar afla.
„“Totul pentru dragoste” este o emisiune care vorbeşte despre dragoste… în toate felurile, cu toate aspectele ei. De la etapele vieţii unui om, la dramele pe care acesta ajunge sã le trãiascã, la povestea de viaţã a acestuia, fie cã vorbim de una de succes sau de momente grele prin care a trecut. La “Totul pentru dragoste” sunt poveşti cât se poate de reale şi de des întâlnite în viaţa de zi cu zi. Sunt oameni care ne scriu, care ne sunã ca sã îşi spunã povestea, dramele sau pur şi simplu sã împărtășească felul cum au reuşit sã treacã de momentele grele din viaţa de familie. Pentru cã noi nu vorbim despre dragoste doar din perspectiva relaţiei de cuplu, ci şi de cea faţã de copii, de sacrificiile pe care ni le cer ei”, spune Mirela Vaida.
Mirela Vaida va avea alături de ea specialiști din mai multe domenii și împreună vor încerca să găsească soluții la problemele care sunt prezentate. Mai mult, telespectatorii sunt și ei invitați să își exprime opiniile ori să împărtășească propriile experiențe similare cu cele discutate în emisiune.
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CAMWorks vs. BobCAD-CAM.

CAD-CAM Engineering

Prerequisites:

CAMWorks is a product who has the ability to recognize automatically over 20 types of prismatic features on native SolidWorks part models or on solid models imported via IGES, SAT, etc. Feature based machining reduces programming time by as much as 90% compared to traditional CAM software. Also, CAMWorks allow you to capture and reuse your programmers and machinists best practices using the patented tehcnology database (techDB). The techdb reduces programming time by as much as 80% and provides a company owned database to store employee knowledge and skill.

BobCAD-CAM software for milling delivers advanced 2.5..5 axis cutting capabilities with a fully integrated CAD design system that allows you to seamlessly transition from designing your part model to assigning advanced milling toolpaths. The CAD-CAM software for milling offers powerful toolpath options to allow you to perform high speed machining and multiaxis cutting operations that take full advantage of your…

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CAMWorks – Airplane Machining ( Volumill and Virtual Machine ).

CAD-CAM Engineering

Using the powerful tools from CAMWorks 2017, like Volumill Technology Expert, I created two roughing operation using volumill pattern. Using this amazing tool, now when you choose to work with volumill, you have assistance in choosing the right feeds and speeds.

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Simulating the toolpath in CAMWorks is complete, either you use the simulate toolpath from the CAMWorks Opearation Toolbar or you decide to use an amazing tool for simulation, which is CAMWorks Virtual Machine. Having the 3D model of the machine, devices and parts it’s now easy to define everything in Virtual Machine in order to have a complete simulation.

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The actual machining of this part was done on a 5 axis horizontal machine, Grob G550 with Siemens 840D controller.

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CAMWorks vs. Fusion 360.

CAD-CAM Engineering

Prerequisites:

CAMWorks is an intuitive, feature-based CAM software that helps the user to increase productivity using best in class technologies and adaptable automation to maximize CNC machining efficiency. CAMWorks works on a SolidWorks Platform, with its own CAD system, CAMWorks Solids.

Fusion 360 is a CAD/CAM tool that can connect your development process in a single cloud-based platform. The CAM capabilities of Fusion 360 share the same kernel as HSMWorks and Inventor HSM, enabling you to generate toolpathS for your parts.

Test:

A simple 2.5 axis part, some simple operations in order to decide which product suits your company.

Conclusion:

Please watch the video below.

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CAMWorks – Turbine blade 5 axis machining.

CAD-CAM Engineering

A turbine blade is not so easy to machine in any CAM software, but using in CAMWorks all the options from 5 axis cycles you will be able to have a good and correct process.

Please watch the video below and if you have questions use the contact form below.

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