CAM - COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING
CAM technology involves computer systems that plan, manage, and control the manufacturing operations through computer interface with the plant’s production resources.
One of the most important areas of CAM is numerical control (NC). This is the technique of using programmed instructions to control a machine tool, which mills raw stock into a finished part.
The modern manufacturing environment can be characterized by the paradigm of delivering products of increasing variety, smaller batches and higher quality in the context of increasing global competition. Industries cannot survive worldwide competition unless they introduce new products with better quality, at lower costs and with shorter lead-time. There is intense international competition and decreased availability of skilled labor.
The manufacturing process starts with the shop-floor activities beginning from production planning, which uses the design process drawings and ends with the actual product. Process planning includes activities like production planning, material procurement, and machine selection. There are varied tasks like procurement of new tools, NC programming and quality checks at various stages during the production process.
Engineers who like to learn more about the manufacturing process. The shop-floor activities; beginning from production planning, which uses the design process drawings and ends with the actual product.
Introduction for starting engineers in a product realization process by means of 3 & 5 axis milling using SIEMENS NX CAM environment.
DAY 1 - GETTING STARTED WITH MANUFACTURING MODULE
• Creation of a blank
• Setting machining environment
• Operation navigator
• Machine Coordinate System (MCS)
• Geometry Definition
DAY 2 – Creating operation and parameter setting
• Creating a new operation
• Tool creation and selection
• Tool path settings
• Cutting parameters
• Feeds and speeds
DAY 3 – Program generation, verification and virtual machining
• Generating program
• Tool path display
• Tool path simulation
• Gouge check
• Virtual machining
DAY 4 – Post processing
• Post processing
• EXAMPLE post processing SIEMENS 840D SL
• EXAMPLE post processing MAZAK SMOOTH
DAY 5 – WORKSHOP
• Workshop 3-AXIS & 5-AXIS milling
3 days theory – 2 days practice @ Thomas More Campus DENAYER Mechelen
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