HCL Technologies Ltd.: CAMWorks
About HCL Technologies Ltd.:
HCL Technologies provides fully integrated applications inside SOLIDWORKS to enable the faster paths from design to manufacturing. As an exampel, CAMWorks® is a modern CAM programming solution that automates the creation of toolpaths inside SOLIDWORKS. Powering the SOLIDWORKS CAM, there is now a seamless associative path for all the SOLIDWORKS users machining and turning requirements.
CAMWorks was the first fully integrated computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) solution designed exclusively to operate in SOLIDWORKS® and the first to offer knowledge-based, feature recognition, and associative machining capabilities within SOLIDWORKS.
CAMWorks uses the same SOLIDWORKS geometry to generate toolpaths to ensure the part you machine is the same part you’ve modeled. Toolpath simulation allows users to compare “as designed” parts to “as machined” parts. The part model-to-toolpath associativity in CAMWorks increases machining productivity and lowers manufacturing costs by eliminating time-consuming CAM system rework due to design updates.
CAMWorks eliminates the drudgery of CNC programming with Intelligent Machining through automation. Pioneered by Geometric Technologies, this suite of tools automates the generation of toolpaths based on a knowledge-based database. It eliminates hours of complex programming through Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR) that automatically defines prismatic machinable features, while the TechDBTM (Technology Database) defines machining operations to automatically generate accurate toolpaths at the click of a button.
CAMWorks machining modules include: 2½ Axis Mill, 3 Axis Mill, Turning, Mill-Turn with 5 Axis Simultaneous Machining Support, 4/5 Axis Simultaneous Machining, and Wire EDM.
For more information on CAMWorks, please visit http://www.camworks.com/
- Seamlessly integrated within SolidWorks
- Feature-based machining
- True model associativity
- Knowledge-based machining
- High-speed machining strategies
- Eliminates time-consuming CAM system rework due to design updates
- Eliminates hours of complex programming through Automatic Feature Recognition
- Automatically accommodates changes to the part model
- Automatically generates accurate toolpaths at the click of a button
- Increases machining productivity