CAMWORKS Wire EDM machines

CAMWorks is an efficient machining software that allows users to define the type of processing to be done on the part. Under the machine tab inside CAMWorks users can choose the suitable machine that can be used to perform the operations based on availability of the equipment.
 
One particular machining process incorporated in this interface is the wire EDM machines. These machines take machining on a new perspective. We will go through how CAMWorks can define user operations that Continue reading

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Using the thread feature in Camworks

With Camworks 2.5 mill axis feature one can be able to carry out thread milling operations on surfaces created in Solidworks. Other possible operations that can be done using this feature include boring, reaming and tapping.

With these cutting operations, one can be able to run error free tool paths that are extremely fast.

In this demo, we will be looking at how you can machine threads in Camworks.

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Using the Area clearance feature in Camworks

The area clearance feature inside Camworks that lets you machine complex surfaces by using several surfacing techniques. It’s a type of multi-surface feature and is quite useful when working on surfaces in 3D.

If say we had a surface like the one shown below and we wanted to take it through Camworks so as to get the NC code required to run such an operation then we would simply specify that we require the multi-surface feature due to the surface Continue reading

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CAM Tutorial: how to Create Tapered Pockets in CAMWORKS

CAMWORKS Wire EDM machines

CAMWorks is an efficient machining software that allows users to define the type of processing to be done on the part. Under the machine tab inside CAMWorks users can choose the suitable machine that can be used to perform the operations based on availability of the equipment. One particular machining process incorporated in this interface is the wire EDM machines. These machines take machining on a new perspective. We will go through how CAMWorks can define Continue reading

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Creating Tapered Pockets in CAMWORKS

CAMWorks which is seamlessly integrated within SOLIDWORKS is used to generate the NC code required for different machining operations.

All designers need to do is to create the part within SOLIDWORKS then export it to CAMWorks and let CAMWorks does the rest. For this particular tutorial, we will be going through how we can machine a tapered pocket.

We begin by creating a part with such parameters inside SOLIDWORKS.

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Defining a mill-turn operation

CAMWorks is a very powerful and intuitive tool, it gives you the flexibility that you need by providing solutions for both milling and turning at the same time.
 
It lets you perform all these operations under one setup, thus reducing workload. CAMWorks also has an automatic feature recognition tool that assist users in identifying the machinable parts automatically and subsequently generating their respective tool paths.
 
I will do a simple part to demonstrate this capability in CAMWorks.
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Machining a chamfer in CAMWorks

CAMWorks 2.5 axis feature lets us define numerous features on our part and subsequently generate the operation plans required to bring these features to life. One particular parameter (chamfering) can be easily defined using the 2.5 axis feature under the mill part setup.
 
We will go with a simple part demonstrating how we can add a chamfer operation into our operation plan without necessarily using the Extract machinable feature tool.
 
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Open pocket and Boss operations in CAMWorks

Numerous machining operations exist within the CAMWorks interface that enables faster and more efficient feature recognition, allowing the designer to quickly determine the appropriate operations to be carried out for a specific part.
 

For this particular tutorial, I will be distinguishing the difference between an open pocket and a boss operation. We will do a simple part in SOLIDWORKS to enable us to differentiate these two operations.
 
It is important that your part has multiple extrusions from a Continue reading

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