Delivering Machine Tool Value
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.
Maximizing the value of advanced machine tools
Siemens PLM Software has over 25 years experience and a wide range of NC programming customers from the largest global engineering companies to many thousands of small machine shops.
Taking advantage of its acknowledged capability in CAM software, Siemens offers CAM Express Total Machining software – a Solid Edge® manufacturing solution – to provide the advanced capability needed by NC programmers to fully utilize advanced, efficient machine tools.
For high-speed milling machines the in-depth functionality, and the customer proven methods that are provided within CAM Express will help maximize the rate of material removal while optimizing tool life – key objectives on high-speed machines.
Being able to accurately machine more complex parts can provide a competitive edge.
CAM Express can help maximize the value of new 5-Axis machines by delivering effective NC programs even for the most demanding jobs.
Mill-turn machines can deliver significant shop floor savings.
CAM Express has the range and depth of capability needed to address the programming of these machines with their typically innovative configurations.
Efficiency in a competitive global market
To be competitive in a global market manufacturers and machine shops need to take full advantage of the most efficient, innovative and capable machine tools such as high-speed mills, 5-axis machines or mill-turn multifunction equipment.
To deliver the expected return on these investments it becomes imperative to be able to utilize these advanced machine tools effectively and to do so as quickly as possible.
At a small percentage of the cost of the machines, advanced CAM software, supported by a top class supplier, can leverage a significant incremental value from the purchase of these new machine tools.
High performance with a low cost of ownership
To meet budgets and business targets customers need CAM software applications that combine range and depth of capability plus advanced technical performance with a low total cost of ownership.
Incremental return on the investment in new machine tools is a key factor reducing the true cost of ownership, and the value of advanced CAM software.
Competitive software pricing, ease of deployment and ease of use with a short learning curve are direct factors to a low cost of ownership.
A system that offers the user help on how to tackle an NC programming task and then automates some standard parts of that job, can go a long way towards making the less experienced NC programmer more productive sooner – reducing costs.