CAM Express

Delivering Machine Tool Value.

What is CAM Express?

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.

Why CAM Express?

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.

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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.

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CAM Express Packages

CAM Express Foundation

CAM Express is available as a modular, flexible configuration of solutions, starting with the CAM Express Foundation software seat. CAM Express Foundation provides all of the supporting functions required for NC programming including data translation, model editing, assembly modeling, material removal visualization, access to a machining parameter library, post-processing and shop documentation.

CAM Express Total Machining

CAM Express Total Machining provides a wide range of machining capabilities in a single product configuration. Suited to shops that handle a wide variety of work, and program a wide variety of machines, the Total Machining product includes capabilities for turning, 2.5 to 5 axis machining, and Wire EDM manufacturing operations.

CAM Express 5 Axis Machining

CAM Express 5 Axis Machining provides comprehensive milling capabilities in a single product configuration. Machine simulation makes sure that even complex 5 axis motion is visualized and checked for safety. The 5 Axis Machining product includes capabilities for 2.5, 3 and 5 axis milling and simulation for all these machining

CAM Express Foundation

CAM Express is available as a modular, flexible configuration of solutions, starting with the CAM Express Foundation software seat. CAM Express Foundation provides all of the supporting functions required for NC programming including data translation, model editing, assembly modeling, material removal visualization, access to a machining parameter library, post-processing and shop documentation.

CAM Express- Version 8

The latest release of CAM Express features substantial advances in capabilities for machinery and heavy equipment manufacturing.

Other features include additional turbomachinery milling capabilities, new feature and process creation for programming automation, and improved shop documentation.

CAM Express Total Machining

CAM Express Total Machining provides a wide range of machining capabilities in a single product configuration.

Suited to shops that handle a wide variety of work, and program a wide variety of machines, the Total Machining product includes capabilities for turning, 2.5 to 5 axis machining, and Wire EDM manufacturing operations

CAM Express 5 Axis Machining

CAM Express 5 Axis Machining provides comprehensive milling capabilities in a single product configuration. Machine simulation makes sure that even complex 5 axis motion is visualized and checked for safety.

The 5 Axis Machining product includes capabilities for 2.5, 3 and 5 axis milling and simulation for all these machining operations.

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CAM Express- Version 8

CAM Express 8 is a full function, CAD neutral, NC programming system that is easy to deploy and increases productivity on the machine tools and in the programming shop. CAM Express 8 establishes a new standard for CAM capability, with substantial advances across the board.

CAM Express 8 redefines part manufacturing productivity with new or extended capabilities for machinery and heavy equipment part production. This fast and highly accurate machining solution extends familiar CAM, programming automation, and integrated machine tool simulation capabilities with automated, context-specific functions to simplify the generation of smart tool paths for prismatic parts.

With new volume-based 2.5D milling operations for faster programming, automatic tracking of uncut material across multi-stage machining processes, and programming automation for multi-part setups, NX CAM for machinery provides the optimum set of capabilities to deliver higher quality parts faster.

Additional updates include:

New enhancements to Turbomachinery milling capabilities, including blend finishing and helical blade finishing.
Feature and operation teacher capability streamlines the creation and management of new feature and process definitions for process automation.
Improved shop documentation includes excel spreadsheet templates for output customization.
CAM Express 8 provides substantial new capabilities across the NC programming environment. Core machining functions are enhanced, programming automation is more powerful than ever, and users will enjoy the most productive working environment yet. Start unlocking the potential of your machine tools and programming staff today!

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.

CAM Express Packages

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A complete foundation within each package

Each CAM Express package comes with a comprehensive base of core technology including access to the Siemens online postprocessor library, a graphical postpro¬cessor build and edit application, toolpath verification, CAD file translators, online help, shop documentation output, assembly handling, access to machining parameter library with proven machining data and more.
Preconfigured with industry best practices
Preconfigured user environments set the system for immedi¬ate use to address typical types of programming and help them apply industry best practices.

Easy-to-deploy

Siemens offers online access to a postprocessor library supported by the Siemens Global Technical Access Center (GTAC). Customers can search for and download post files directly into CAM Express saving time, and making it easier to become productive.

Machine tool support kits

Advanced machines need advanced posts and complete 3D simulations. Siemens works with machine tool makers to create and offer proven combinations of these with examples, ready-to-go setups and documentation.

Easy-to-use

CAM Express has a set of consistent navigators that manage key elements of the system. These make the software powerful yet easy-to-use.
Using templates
Templates are used extensively throughout the system to capture and re-apply methods, geometry, setups, operations and tool selections. They are easy to use and streamline programming tasks.

Wizards

Wizards take the user to a whole new level of automated interaction. Almost anyone can follow the steps. CAM Express comes with the drag-and-drop wizard builder.

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Want to book a demo and see NX CAM Express in action?

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