1st Edition

Machining Simulation Using SOLIDWORKS CAM 2018

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ISBN 9781630572471
Published February 19, 2019 by SDC Publications
286 Pages

USD $68.00

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Book Description

This book will teach you all the important concepts and steps used to conduct machining simulations using SOLIDWORKS CAM. SOLIDWORKS CAM is a parametric, feature-based machining simulation software offered as an add-in to SOLIDWORKS. It integrates design and manufacturing in one application, connecting design and manufacturing teams through a common software tool that facilitates product design using 3D solid models. By carrying out machining simulation, the machining process can be defined and verified early in the product design stage. Some, if not all, of the less desirable design features of part manufacturing can be detected and addressed while the product design is still being finalized. In addition, machining-related problems can be detected and eliminated before mounting a stock on a CNC machine, and manufacturing cost can be estimated using the machining time estimated in the machining simulation.

This book is intentionally kept simple. It’s written to help you become familiar with the practical applications of conducting machining simulations in SOLIDWORKS CAM.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to SOLIDWORKS CAM  2. NC Part Programming  3. SOLIDWORKS CAM NC Editor  4. A Quick Run-Through  5. Machining 2.5 Axis Features  6. Machining a Freeform Surface and Limitations  7. Multipart Machining  8. Multiplane Machining  9. Tolerance-Based Machining  10. Turning a Stepped Bar
11. Turning a Stub Shaft  12. Machining a Robotic Forearm Member  13. Turning a Scaled Baseball Bat  14. Third-Party CAM Modules

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Kuang-Hua Chang