Advantages And Disadvantages Of Cnc Machining

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SOLIDWORKS VS PROENGINEER AND THE USE OF CAD/CAM SOFTWARES IN CNC MACHINING Today, the most popular and most used computer aided design software used for modeling are Solidworks and Pro Engineer. Both these software are widely used as both have their strengths and weaknesses. We can’t simply decide that which software is the standout winner in the competition. ProE and solidworks, both have similar tools to create 2D and 3D models but use of the tools is a bit different for modeling. ProEngineer became a prominent 3D modeling application in the late 90’s as it was created before SolidWorks. ProE was dominating the field of modeling as the engineers were able to view a part and could rotate in on the screen and it was a great breakthrough…show more content…
With help of CAD/CAM, the programming potential of CNC is increased and it can perform harder and complex 3 axis jobs. A CAD-CAM system completely automates the machining process. Similarly, for 4 and 5 Axis CNC machining, CAD-CAM software gives the solutions to tasks much easier. Today, advanced CAD-CAM operations have a CAM Tree Manager that permits us to keep a track of the job from beginning to end. This gives full control over work coordinates and processing which results in high control and astonishing finishing of the parts completed quickly. Another advantage of CAD/CAM is that it provides high-speed machine toolpaths that reduce the cycle times and results in reduction in machine wear and tear. The quality of cutting is also improved and productivity of CNC machine has also been increased. A powerful feature of CAD-CAM is simulation. This permits us to visually inspect the machining process, before the part is reached to the CNC machine Simulation gives information from the toolpath and part deviation. This level of advanced programming is very difficult or almost impossible without CAD/CAM. CAD/CAM now offers amazing artistic features that can be applied on the products through CNC
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