CAM Express is a modular, flexible configuration of numerical control (NC) programming solutions that allows you to maximize the value of your investments in the latest, most efficient and most capable machine tools. Easy to deploy and easy to learn, CAM Express provides powerful NC programming with a low total cost of ownership.
CAM Express can be used independently of any specific computer-aided design (CAD) system and includes key industry translators for data import. CAM Express is also available for integrated use with Siemens PLM Software CAD applications (NX and Solid Edge) based on the same packages outlined below.
A full range of capability
CAM Express offers a wide range of in-depth NC programming capabilities – avoiding the need for and the cost of multiple CAM systems in the machine shop, providing user flexibility and maximizing the value of the software investment in one product.
Drilling – addresses drilling, reaming, boring, tapping, peck drilling, and custom cycles.
Automated hole making is available with the feature based machining options.
2 1/2- Axis milling – 2 1/2-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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.