Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) Milling introduces students to the fundamentals of CAM programs and their use in industry.


Students use the spectraCAM software, which converts CAD drawings into numerical control (NC) files that can be used to produce parts on a CNC milling center. The spectraCAM software features an integrated CAD drawing package that allows a seamless and easy working environment and includes a graphic tool path simulation package for immediate part proofing.

Activities focus on toolpath generation, contouring, engraving, pocketing, machining operations for ruled and swept surfaces, and code generation.

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spectraCAM Milling. Software for converting CAD drawings to NC part program files.



Getting Started
Using SpectraCAM
Starting the LMC Project
Generating Tool Paths – LMC Project
Contouring and NC File Generation
Speaker Design Project
First Pocket Operation
Second Pocket Operation
Engraving Text and Generating Code
Advanced Operations Setup
Advanced Operations
Ruled Surfaces
Swept Surfaces
Final Steps

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