Gian Paolo Bassi, CEO of SOLIDWORKS, describes the new SOLIDWORKS CAM as “Easy-to-use, world class CAM technology.”
With the advent of the worldwide Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 initiates… stand-alone CAM systems first developed in the 80’s, are now being replaced by feature-based integrated CAD/CAM systems.
Using stand-alone CAM, files needed to be manually transferred, multiple versions of the CAD and CAM files needed to be maintained, and 2D mechanical drawings were required to manufacture the parts. In contrast, Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 utilize complete 3D digital models that include Model Based Design (MBD) and Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) to streamline the design through manufacturing process.
Staying competitive and capturing more market share in the global market is becoming increasingly challenging for nearly all companies. Another challenge many companies are facing is an aging skilled workforce. Using CAMWorks 2018 companies can capture their best practices, improve quality, and reduce delivery time through standardization and automation.
CAMWorks 2018 combines production-proven feature based CAM technology, automatic feature recognition, and rules based machining along with state-of-the-art MBD and PMI technology to automate the CNC manufacturing process. CAMWorks runs directly inside SOLIDWORKS allowing the design and manufacturing model to become one in the same and all of the data created using SOLIDWORKS CAM is fully compatible with CAMWorks 2018.
To further assist companies in their efforts to compete globally and capture more market share, HCL Technologies has also released a new version of CAMWorks Virtual Machine, the only fully integrated true G-code machine simulation package available for SOLIDWORKS. This latest verification technology allows manufactures to reduce setup time, improve quality, and avoid costly machine collisions.
In addition, manufactures can significantly increase machine utilization and production using CAMWorks VoluMill for high speed machining. A new version of this ultra-high speed machining software has also been made available to significantly reduce cycle time, increase production by as much as 500%, and reduce tool costs by 80% or more.
CAMWorks 2018 extends the SOLIDWOKS Manufacturing ecosystem by offering full support for 3 through 5 axis CNC milling centers, 2 and 4 axis turning centers, up to 11 axis multi-tasking mill/turn machines, and wire 2 and 4 axis wire EDM machines. CAMWorks® with Machining Intelligence, the most advanced CAM software available, is helping companies all over the world get products to market faster and become market leaders.
Tolerance Based machining
Powerful User Experience Improvements
Enhanced Milling Capabilities
2- and 4-Axis Turning Improvements
Multi-tasking Mill/Turn Enhancements
4 and 5 Multi-Axis Milling Features
Knowledge Based Machining
Integrated NC Editor Powered by CIMCO EDIT
Advanced High Speed Machining
CAMWorks Virtual Machine Improved
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