SolidWorks CAM

Product development process is occurred by there main titles which are called ”Design”, ”Manufacturing” and ”Engineering”. Using separated (different) CAD and CAM softwares prevent effective communication between these softwares, and producibility could be affected negatively when the design of workpiece is changed. In this case, there will be some troubles, which are dramatically important, such as the cost of product, time and quality. Integrated CAD/CAM/CAE softwares control the cost and the cycle time of product. Also, these softwares help to increase the quality of product.

CAM is the short expression of Computer Aided Manufacturing. There were some limits to write and create G codes for computer numerical control machines cause of complex and shaped workpieces. CAM softwares define features of geometry and create toolpaths according to these specified features. After toolpaths are constituted, G codes should be procured to be able to control the machines which are called computer numeric control machines. CAM is the major part of manufacturing that eases the personal workforce, provide surface quality as requested, and give companies the opportunity to manage their time more effectively.

SolidWorks purchased all rights of CAMWorks software in 2017 and released this CAM software as SolidWorks CAM in 2018.

Here are some of my projects:

2.5 Axis

2.5 axis processes are applied on these workpieces. These parts are processed more than one milling cutter therefore, different reference axes are supposed to be defined for each single cutter.

  • Corner Slot Toolpaths.
  • Toolpaths Simulation.
  • 2.5-Axis Corner Slot toolpaths
    2.5-Axis Corner Slot toolpaths
  • Corner Slot Toolpaths.
  • Pocket Toolpaths.
  • Face Mill Toolpaths.
  • Toolpaths Simulation.
  • 2.5-Axis Corner Slot toolpaths
    2.5-Axis Corner Slot toolpaths
  • Face Mill Toolpaths.
  • Pocket Toolpaths.
  • Toolpaths Simulation.
  • 2.5-Axis Face Mill toolpaths
    2.5-Axis Face Mill toolpaths

3 Axis

3 axis processes are applied on these workpieces. All these three axis are able to have simultaneous moving at the same time. Convenient toolpaths are created according to geometry and form of parts.

  • Area Clearance Toolpaths Simulation.
  • Local Area Clearance Toolpaths Simulation.
  • Finishing Toolpaths Simulation.
  • Area Clearance Simulate toolpaths
    Area Clearance Simulate toolpaths
  • Area Clearance Toolpaths Simulation.
  • Between 2 Curves Toolpaths.
  • Between 2 Curves Toolpaths Simulation.
  • Area Clearance Toolpaths Simulation
    Area Clearance Toolpaths Simulation

4 Axis and Mill-Turn

4 axis processes are applied on these workpieces. Besides these three axes, the forth axis also has got the ability to rotate which is rotation center of reference axis of workpiece. In a word, four different axes are able to give simultaneous reaction at the same time. Convenient toolpaths are created according to geometry and form of parts.

  • 4-Axis Finishing Toolpaths Control.
  • 4-Axis Finishing Toolpaths Simulation.
  • 4-Axis Finishing Toolpaths Control
    4-Axis Finishing Toolpaths Control
  • Mill-Turn Turn Rough and Finish Toolpaths.
  • Mill-Turn 2.5-Axis Finishing Toolpaths.
  • Mill-Turn Toolpaths Control.
  • Mill Turn Turn Rough and Finish Toolpaths
    Mill Turn Turn Rough and Finish Toolpaths

Turn

2 axis turning processes are applied on these workpieces.

  • Turn Rough and Finish Toolpaths Control.
  • Turn Rough and Finish Toolpaths Simulation.
  • Turn Rough and Finish Toolpaths Control
    Turn Rough and Finish Toolpaths Control
  • Turn Rough and Finish Toolpaths Control.
  • Turn Rough and Finish Toolpaths Simulation.
  • Turn Rough and Finish Toolpaths Control
    Turn Rough and Finish Toolpaths Control