CAM Express là giải pháp phần mềm dành cho lập trình gia công CNC tương tự NX CAM, được hãng Siemens tách ra để có thể tích hợp được với các phần mềm CAD hạng trung khác và đáp ứng nhu cầu đa dạng của khách hàng.
CAM Express có thể chạy độc lập hoạc chạy tích hợp trên Solid Edge.
Các Modules của CAM Express
2,5- Axis milling – 2,5-Axis roughing patterns can be applied based on basic boundary data or solid geometry. Zig-zag, offset, and plunge milling are examples of the toolpaths provided. High- speed roughing toolpaths such as trochoidal are available here. Feature based machining functions automate the identification and programming of slots and faces.
3-Axis milling – for roughing, rest milling, semi-finishing, and finishing of contoured surfaces, with a complete set of milling strategies to address the challenges of complex geometry. This capability includes additional functions needed for high-speed machining.
5-Axis milling – CAM Express offers highly flexible 5-Axis programming functions combining highly automated elements for tedious tasks such as geometry selection and detailed user control for precise machining.
Synchronization – a graphical means of displaying an unlimited number of channels, with scrolling code in a choice of formats, time displays and with functions to add wait and sync codes. The Synchronization Manager is directly linked to the internal postprocessor and runs from posted output for the greatest accuracy.
Machining simulation – to avoid tying up a machine in unproductive prove-outs, the integrated machine tool simulation provides a more complete simulation than most systems with its machine code driven motion.
Turning – a complete solution that is easy enough to use on simple programs and capable enough to tackle your toughest geometry in multi-spindle, multi-turret applications. The system can work with solids or wireframe or even 2D profiles.
Drilling – addresses drilling, reaming, boring, tapping, peck drilling, and custom cycles. Automated hole making is available with the feature based machining options.
Wire EDM – a complete solution for programming 2 4-Axis wire EDM machines. A range of wire operations is available, including multi-pass profiling, wire reversing and area removal.