Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) refers to an automation process, which accurately converts product design and drawing or object code format readable by the machine manufacture the product. CAM has evolved from the technology of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines used in the early 1950s CNC involve the use of coded instructions in a punched paper tape and some production could control functions. CAM-controlled computer systems, however, a whole series of functions to operate the production at the same time.
CAM allows work instructions and procedures are communicated directly to equipment production. CAM system monitors production activities are performed by machines robotic milling machines, lathes, welding machines and other industrial tools. Moves the resource to different machines in the system by systematically completing each step. Finished products can also be moved within the system to other manufacturing operations such as packaging, synthesizing and making final checks, and to complete the change.
Some of the major applications of the CAM system works his glass, woodturning, metalwork and spinning graphics and optimization of the entire production process. Production of the solid of rotation, planar substrates and thread is effected by the application CAM systems.
A CAM system makes the manufacture of three-dimensional solids, via ornamental lathes with more complexity and detail. Products such as candle holders, table legs, bowls, baseball bats, crankshafts and camshafts can be manufactured using the CAM system. CAM system can also be applied to run on the process of diamond to diamond tipped cutting manufacturing materials. Aspheric optical elements of glass, crystal and other metals can also be produced by means of CAM systems.
Automated production may be applied in the fields of mechanical, electrical, industrial and aerospace engineering. Applications such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, mechanics and kinematics can be controlled using CAM systems. Other applications such as electromagnetism, ergonomics, aerodynamics and propulsion and materials may also use computer aided manufacturing.