Inserting a contain area inside Camworks

Insert Contain areas feature inside CAMWorks allows designers specify limits of a certain milling operation. Contain areas can be added to rough milling operations and also contour mills.

This helps avoid milling areas that are not required to be milled. It makes it easy to specify limits of milling operations thus reducing machine idle time. Contain areas are basically the exact opposite of avoid areas.

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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 are Continue reading

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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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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 datum surface. Continue reading

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Programming a Corner Slot in Camworks

Camworks is an intuitive and highly efficient software that allows generation of NC code for machining complex surface features.

Camworks is very user-friendly allowing the designer to easily define the operations required to generate a certain geometric pattern. From this particular demo, I will be illustrating how you can machine a corner slot in Camworks.

Let’s take the part below as an example.

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We begin by defining our machine in CAMWorks.

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Next, we create a new mill part setup.

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CAMWorks 2016|Automatic feature recognition

This is a very unique tool inside CAMWorks that allows one to automatically extract the machinable features from a part designed in Solidworks.

The AFR tool not only identifies these features but it also recommends the best operation that can be used to machine said features. Besides using this feature the user has the option of defining these features manually by simply add 2.5 axis features (a subset set of the mill part setup)
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Tutorial On CAMWorks with Solidworks

CAMWorks is a Computer Aided Manufacturing software that directly integrates itself with Solidworks once it’s installed on your pc. The CAMWorks add-in is automatically configured in the Solidworks add-in and once you click the checkbox it automatically appears on the tool bar explorer whenever you open a part.

 

Tutorial On CAMWorks with Solidworks
Tutorial On CAMWorks with Solidworks

In this demonstration we will look to machine the above part using CAMWorks.

We first have to define the stock which CAMWorks automatically does by tracing the outline of the parts. Continue reading

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A Tutorial on Camworks 2 axis TAPER

Camworks is an instinctive, component based CAM programming that expansions profitability utilizing best-in-class advancements and versatile mechanization instruments to amplify CNC machining effectiveness.

For more information and buying Camworks Australia and New Zealand please call us on 03 86770871 or send us an email at support@nccs.com.au

One of our CamWorks customer had this query-“Here the challenge is to machine a diameter of 1200mm on 3 degree draft approaching in the Z axis but I only have 2.5 axis machining Continue reading

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