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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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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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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3 Axis milling in CAMWORKS

3 axis milling feature inside CAMWORKS 3 axis milling features after running the Extract Machinable features. This allows the designers add custom machining features on their designs.
 
The feature allows one to perform complex surfacing operations, or applying operations within contained sections of the design.
 
I created a simple part to demonstrate this capability in CAMWORKS which is integrated within Solidworks.

 
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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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Metaworks SW-Solidworks Sheetmetal Solution for Nesting

Laser and Punching Machines
There are plenty of things to be proud of in the Solidworks community, but the real beacon of light in the industry is the Solidworks Partner program. The beauty of the program lies in how hardware and software can be added to your SOLIDWORKS to enhance the usability and Automation
SOLIDWORKS users have seen real, tangible benefits from the integrated Partner Products. This means real savings in time and cost during product development cycles.
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