CloudNC Offers CAM Assist as Autodesk’s Fusion 360 Plug-in
CAM Assist uses advanced computer science techniques to generate professional machining strategies for 3-axis parts in seconds.
September 21, 2023
CAM Assist uses advanced computer science techniques to generate professional machining strategies for 3-axis parts in seconds. The time it takes to program a CNC machine to make a component is reduced, compared to the previous manual programming process.
According to CloudNC, the gain enables manufacturers using CAM Assist to raise productivity. The software frees up time for experienced programmers, while also allowing employees to program more complex parts.
CAM Assist is publicly available to download today, via the Autodesk App Store.
CAM Assist uses advanced computational optimization and artificial intelligence inference techniques to determine a strategy and toolset needed to manufacture a part, along with appropriate cutting speeds and feeds from the user’s library.
A Fusion 360 user can today upload a 3D model of a 3-axis component and the software determines the best milling tools needed from those available, and how they will be used. In seconds, CAM Assist drafts the code required to instruct a CNC machine how to make it, within the user’s existing CAM platform.
New users can also use CAM Assist to start to learn how to use software platforms like Fusion 360 far faster, producing components on the day of first use.
While the software erforms best with 3-axis components, multi-axis and freeform capability will be accessible to beta customers soon.
CAM Assist is available today for CAM and CAD programmers using Autodesk Fusion 360 at https://www.cloudnc.com.
CloudNC is a technology company reinventing precision manufacturing by automating CNC CAM programming, enabled by data and experience from its aerospace and defense accredited, high-spec factory.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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