Related Glossary Terms
- gang cutting ( milling)
gang cutting ( milling)
Machining with several cutters mounted on a single arbor, generally for simultaneous cutting.
Machining operation in which metal or other material is removed by applying power to a rotating cutter. In vertical milling, the cutting tool is mounted vertically on the spindle. In horizontal milling, the cutting tool is mounted horizontally, either directly on the spindle or on an arbor. Horizontal milling is further broken down into conventional milling, where the cutter rotates opposite the direction of feed, or “up” into the workpiece; and climb milling, where the cutter rotates in the direction of feed, or “down” into the workpiece. Milling operations include plane or surface milling, endmilling, facemilling, angle milling, form milling and profiling.
HCL Technologies Ltd., a global technology company, announced a program to provide a free CAMWorks home license and technology upgrade for customers during April and May in an effort to minimize disruption from COVID-19. An online CAMWorks Learning Center has also been launched and will be available as an ongoing resource. The HCL product will be available at no cost to existing CAMWorks customers – both those who are current on maintenance and those who are lapsed.
The CAMWorks Home License will help engineers and programmers who need to work from home. Software provided will include CAMWorks ShopFloor, which allows programmers to deliver part files and documentation, such as tool lists and setup sheets, electronically to the shop floor without the need to hand-deliver drawings and paperwork.
The CAMWorks Technology Upgrade provides an avenue for machine shops to utilize advanced technology to secure additional machining jobs to help maintain their business operations. The Technology Upgrade includes a temporary CAMWorks Premium Bundle Upgrade and NestingWorks. CAMWorks Premium includes 3-, 4- and 5-Axis milling, VoluMill and advanced Mill-Turn functionality. NestingWorks helps maximize material usage for parts and assemblies. All software provided is fully integrated and associative with SOLIDWORKS®.
Home license software will be available to all customers, even if they are not on a current maintenance contract. In addition, CAMWorks will release training videos in the CAMWorks Learning Center with installation and licensing assistance, help on getting started with CAMWorks products, tips and tricks and technology information; as well as webinars to help ensure the customer success with usage of any additional functionality.
For more information, please visit: https://camworks.com/camworks-options-helping-customers-minimize-disruption-from-covid-19/