Spotlight on: CAM Programming
What is CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) programming?
If you’re visiting this blog then you may already know that CAM programming involves using computer software and machinery to automate the manufacturing process. It usually works hand in hand with computer aided design to translate drawings and data into detailed instructions to create objects with a laser or cutting tool.
Without the need for manual intervention, having to set up machines and so on, CAM programming is great for producing fast and accurate results.
What is needed for a CAM system to function?
• Software that tells a machine how to make a product by generating toolpaths.
• Machinery that can turn raw material into a finished product.
• Post Processing converts toolpaths into a language machines can understand.
These three components still need to be overseen by human expertise on the factory floor. Bringing together software, machines and processes, CAM processing is something that we are proud to offer as part of our service.
Increasing production speed
CAM reduces waste and energy for enhanced manufacturing and production efficiency. This is achieved via increased production speeds, raw material consistency and more precise tooling accuracy. There is no design too tough for CAM Processing.
Highly sophisticated CAM Processing can follow the most complex patterns, so you can rest assured that if you choose our CAM service, you will be getting a quick supply of intricately uniform and accurate products.
High quality parts & lower costs
Since its inception, CAM has delivered a multitude of improvements to the manufacturing process, including:
- Improved machine capabilities. CAM systems can take advantage of advanced 5-axis machinery to deliver more sophisticated and higher quality parts.
- Improved machine efficiency. Today’s CAM software provides high-speed machine tool paths that help us manufacture parts faster than ever.
- Improved material usage. With additive machinery and CAM systems, we can produce complex geometries with minimal waste, which means lower costs.
The business benefits of CAM Processing
In any industry time is money. This is where CAM Processing can make an impact.
Compared to manually operated machines, CAM generally offers greater speed, accuracy and consistency. As it is predominantly computer controlled – and machines don’t need to take breaks – the job completion time is reduced significantly, enabling customers to get their final products in a much shorter time frame.
If you would like to speak to our team about how your project would work with CAM Processing, please contact us now.