HCL Technologies, a global technology company, today announced the release of CAMWorks Version 2019, which includes Additive Manufacturing, Tolerance-Based Machining (TBM) for turn and mill/turn parts, and improvements to Technology Database (TechDB).
CAMWorks Additive Manufacturing, powered by Materialise® technology, introduces the first additive-subtractive solution available for SOLIDWORKS to allow users to prepare models for their 3D metal printers inside SOLIDWORKS. The 3D printer model is then used as stock, and CAMWorks will generate the CNC subtractive machining operations and toolpaths needed to remove the build supports and machine other user-defined areas of the part, all inside of SOLIDWORKS. The design, additive and subtractive information are all stored within a single file, making it fully associative with the SOLIDWORKS model. Design changes made will subsequently be updated in the additive and subtractive programming.
CAMWorks 2019 also expands Tolerance-Based Machining (TBM) to turn and mill/turn parts, now with full integration inside CAMWorks. Tolerance-Based Machining provides technology to help users move their programming to Industry 4.0 procedures by recognizing and using Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI) – such as GD&T dimensions, notes and callouts – as well as Model Based Definition (MBD) information in the 3D model. With this information in the 3D model, users can eliminate the cost and manual tasks involved when using 2D drawings, and dramatically reduce the time needed to generate CNC programs for parts with close tolerances and surface finish requirements. CAMWorks TBM automatically selects the correct machining strategies to meet the tolerance requirements, and because it is fully associative with SOLIDWORKS, any tolerance changes made to the model will automatically be updated in the CNC programming.
CAMWorks 2019 also provides several improvements to TechDB – the CAMWorks Technology Database that captures programmers’ best practices and allows them to save and reuse the information that defines how they prefer to machine parts. With TechDB, users can define their preferred tools, speeds and feeds, machining strategies and associative parameters for the CNC machines on their shop floor. In addition, the TechDB can be shared with other programmers and designers working together, saving programming time and standardizing output quality.
Among the additional enhancements released in CAMWorks 2019 are significant improvements to 5-axis swarf milling, multi-turret synchronization, production multi-turret turning, toolpath editing, collision checking, multi-axis chamfer milling and additional feature recognition functionality.
About HCL Technologies
HCL Technologies (HCL) is a leading global technology company that helps global enterprises re–imagine and transform their businesses through Digital technology transformation. HCL operates out of 44 countries and has consolidated revenues of US$ 8.4 billion, for 12 Months ended 31st December, 2018. HCL focuses on providing an integrated portfolio of services underlined by its Mode 1–2–3 growth strategy. Mode 1 encompasses the core services in the areas of Applications, Infrastructure, BPO and Engineering & R&D services, leveraging DRYiCETM Autonomics to transform clients' business and IT landscape, making them 'lean' and 'agile'. Mode 2 focuses on experience–centric and outcome–oriented integrated offerings of Digital & Analytics, IoT WoRKS™, Cloud Native Services and Cybersecurity & GRC services to drive business outcomes and enable enterprise digitalization. Mode 3 strategy is ecosystem–driven, creating innovative IP–partnerships to build products and platforms business. HCL leverages its global network of integrated co-innovation labs and global delivery capabilities to provide holistic multi–service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Media, Publishing, Entertainment, Retail & CPG, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Energy & Utilities, Travel, Transportation & Logistics and Government. With 132,328 professionals from diverse nationalities, HCL focuses on creating real value for customers by taking 'Relationships Beyond the Contract'.
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