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CAMWorks is a 3D feature-based CAM system that optimises Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programming and machining. To achieve this level of complex hands-free programming, CAMWorks incorporates intelligent machining through automation.

Feature-based machining reduces programming time by as much as 90% compared to CAM software based on traditional profiles and chains. Strategies for multi-surface features can be stored and reused automatically for multiple rough and finishing operations.

Additional Modules

CAMWorks Nesting

This is an automatic nesting module designed to nest the layouts of SOLIDWORKS parts or assemblies. It is seamlessly integrated within SOLIDWORKS and allows nesting of flat or 3D sheet metal parts or assembly models. CAMWorks Nesting uses NestLib, one of the fastest and most featured automatic true-shape nesting library available in the industry.

ElectrodeWorks – Electrodes for CAMWorks

Optional module used to design electrodes for electrical discharge machining.

CAMWorks VoluMill

Optional module for high-speed milling for 2.5 axis and 3 axis roughing operations. Reduce machining time by as much as 85% and increase tool life by as much as 500%, even in the hardest materials. CAMWorks Volumill creates an ultra-high performance toolpath by using the latest advanced technology to rough mill multi-surface parts.

Key Benefits

  • Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR)
  • Knowledge-based machining technology automates processes
  • Multi-axis – up to 5 axis simultaneous machining
  • Associative machining
  • Multiple part and production machining
  • Universal Post Generator allows customisation of post processors to generate edit-free code for your machining environment
  • Machine Simulation enables collision checking between the tool and the machine components.
  • Handles complex parts
  • Extensive API Framework
  • Complete Post Processor Support
  • Accepts Native and Neutral Files

Resources

SOLIDWORKS and CAMWorks - a Winning Combination for Designing Championship Air Arms

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NSP Engineering (Air Arms)

The Company

NSP Engineering (Air Arms) make sporting air rifles that set the hunting standard; and competition rifles that win world championships. They are market leaders within the mid-range sector and sell throughout the world through over 35 resellers.

In 1983 neither the airguns themselves nor the industry that produced them could be called hi-tech, but NSP founder Bob Nicholls was determined that this would change with Air Arms leading the way.

The Challenge

Air Arms wanted to develop a new gun that would give them an edge over their competition. To do this they needed to design something really special.

The Solution

Surfacing has always been a huge challenge for Air Arms, and their gun components require a mixture of 2, 2.5 and 3 axis tool paths. SOLIDWORKS working together with CAMWorks provided the key to achieve just what they needed, with vastly improved results.

Results

  • Close association with SOLIDWORKS
  • Ability to work with Tombstones and Cube Fixtures
  • Greater design accuracy
  • Increased confidence on machine shop floor
  • Greatly reduced machine set up times
  • Design productivity increased by up to 50%
  • Given them an edge over their competition with a better designed product
  • Greatly reduced time to market

"It's all about making a better looking product and with SOLIDWORKS working with CAMWorks the possibility of achieving this is greatly enhanced, whilst at the same time greatly reducing time to market."

Alan George
General Manager, NSP Engineering (Air Arms)