Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) describes an automation procedure, which correctly converts product drawing and design or the item to a code format, readable by the system to manufacture the item. Computer aided manufacturing complements the personal computer aided design (CAD) programs to supply a vast assortment of programs in various production fields.
Computer aided manufacturing may be placed on the areas of mechanical, electric, industrial and aerospace engineering.
CAM evolved in the technologies used from the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines which were used from the early 1950s. CNC involved using coded directions on a punched paper tape and may control single manufacturing purposes. CAM controlled computer programs, though, can command an entire set of manufacturing purposes concurrently.
CAM enables procedures and work instructions to be hauled to the machines. It transfers the raw material to various machines inside the system by enabling orderly completion of each measure. Finished products may also be transferred inside the machine to finish additional production operations like packaging, synthesizing and producing final checks and adjustments.
A number of the significant applications of this CAM system are glass functioning, woodturning, metalworking and turning, and graphic optimization of the full manufacturing process. Generation of these solids of rotation, plane surfaces, and twist threads is carried out by employing CAM systems.
A CAM system permits the production of three-dimensional vapor, using decorative lathes with increased intricacy and depth. Goods like candlestick holders, table legs, table legs, bowls, baseball bats, crankshafts, and camshafts could be manufactured utilizing the CAM system. CAM system may also be put on the procedure for diamond turning to fabricate diamond tipped cutting substances. Aspheric optical components made from crystals, glass, and other alloys may also be produced utilizing CAM systems.