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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.

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 complexity. using-area-clearance-feature-camworks1 Move to the Camworks feature manager tree and specify your stock dimensions.

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. Begin by creating a simple enough part like the one below. machining-a-chamfer-in-camworks1 In the CAMWorks tab, we begin by defining our machine and setting our stock definition (size).

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.

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 option.Taking small steps with a ball nose end mill” Our application engineer has given best solution for

Tutorial On Curve Machining Using Solidworks Camworks

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.

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Here the challenge is to machine only the specific faces on the part which is marked in blue in the image. Though it looks simple, to machine if you require particular patter to suit your mould this can be tricky with the Manufacturing perspective having all the necessary tool dimensions like HogNose cutter, radius 5mm, Diameter 25mm. Radially wanted to machine only the specific part as shown in the image.