Computer Aided Manufacturing
computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) stands for computer-aided manufacturing. CAM refers thereby to the direct control of production plants as well as supporting transport - and storage systems. CAM is a substantial component of computer-integrated production (Computer Integrated Manufacturing, CIM).
instead of in the computer aided draft (CAD) provided computer data on classical way in the form of designs and other manufacturing instructions to print out and to production hand over, are all manufacturing-relevant informationfor the direct control of machines and plants to be prepared.
To press control a preparing support, z becomes additional. B. with the administration and supply of raw materials, blanks and auxiliary materials as well as individual parts desired. The coworkers in the manufacturing get thus production plansand instructions directly in the system and/or. at the screen, know different status such as z. B. Availability and supply of expendables material call and the manufacturing machines if necessary feed, working on steps start and effected manufacturing up to following systems such as z. B.Production planning and - control (PPS)pass on or for the computer-aided quality assurance (CAQ) make available.
in the CAM are collected the raw data for manufacturing by individual parts and the assembly by building groups, sorted into work procedures and administered with consideration of dependence.
In addition belongInterfaces, the z. B. Mass and materials like also parts lists from CAD systems read in and to the treatment make available. Additionally to the characteristics already contained in computers supplementing information is in-maintained. Z can do that. B. the alignment of designs from CAD andParts lists from production planning and - control its, in addition, purely for the manufacturing necessary data such as tool need, clamping plans and order for treatment.
In the system are then aimed directly from the machines to working on codes (CNC) or Materialanforderungenmade available and called up by the operator in each case. Also within this range interfaces become z. B. for press control or a storage system needs.
After treatment and/or. the conclusion of the manufacturing steps are the verified results possibly. to prepare further and over further interfaces onto convey other processes in computer-integrated production.
Apart from the respective treatment relating to orders of data archiving and standardizing are a task range of the CAM.