CAM


  • POSTED IN CAM, SOLIDWORKS

    SOLIDWORKS CAM and the CAMWorks Portfolio

    by Angelle Erickson on October 26, 2017

    SOLIDWORKS-CAM-and-the-CAMWorks-Portfolio-1SOLIDWORKS CAM is part of the SOLIDWORKS 2018 release and powered by CAMWorks, a complete CNC software for machine tools. CAMWorks and SOLIDWORKS CAM both contain powerful features that will help reduce errors, complete tasks faster, and increase productivity.

    You may be wondering how SOLIDWORKS CAM differs from CAMWorks. This blog is going to explore SOLIDWORKS CAM and dive deeper into the different features within the CAMWorks portfolio.

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    • POSTED IN CAM, CAD, SOLIDWORKS

      Mastercam is the Only CAM for Me

      by Mike Steelman on January 27, 2017

      Controlling and automating machine tooling and other equipment on the manufacturing floor with software isn’t a new concept. For those familiar with the process, it’s simply called “CAM”. For anyone new to the process, CAM means computer-aided manufacturing.

      Here’s how it works

      First, you design a part you want to machine using a CAD software tool such as SOLIDWORKS. Then you open your SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD design file in your CAM software tool. Now keep in mind that not all CAM software tools are the same. So I will use Mastercam for my example. Mastercam is the world’s most widely-used CAM software and for good reasons.

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