At Euro Machining, our team of experienced engineers has earned a reputation for developing innovative solutions and delivering services that exceed your highest expectations. Using the latest 3D CAD/CAM systems (SolidWorks, AutoCAD, MasterCAM), our programmers start by studying your current design environment, your operating constraints, and your design goals.
What is computer-aided design & computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software?
CAD-CAM technology is the result of decades of efforts by numerous people in the name of production automation. It is the vision of innovators and inventors, mathematicians and machinists, who are all working to build the future and drive production with technology. A lot of people use the term “CAD-CAM” when they talk about the software that is used to make things with a CNC machine. CAD stands for Computer-Aided Design and CAM stands for Computer-Aided Manufacturing, both of which are used to make products and models. CAD/CAM software is used to design and manufacture prototypes, finished products, and production runs of products.
What Our Engineers Do
Our engineers are in charge of the following: programming, maintenance, repairs, and tests of programmable instrumentation (CNC) that uses letters, numbers, and symbols, automating machine operating processes with high precision. We are experts at designing for manufacturability, precision machining of metals, and developing engineering solutions for prototype and production parts.
CNC Engineering Terms
- CAD – Computer-Aided Design
- CAM – Computer-Aided Manufacturing, Computer-Aided Modeling, or Computer-Aided Machining
- CMM – (Coordinate Measuring Machine) used to measure and verify machined parts and components to a required specification.
- CNC – Computer Numerical Control
- Design for Manufacturability – is an engineering practice of designing products for increased manufacturing efficiency.
- FAI – (First Article Inspection) is the verification process to ensure the first machined part and reported measurements meet or exceed the required part specifications and tolerances. The supplier and customer perform the first article inspection together.
- FMEA – (Failure Modes Effects Analysis) is a systematic method to evaluate a process and identify areas of possible failure and establish solutions to rectify.
- GD&T – (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) is a symbolic language used to communicate the geometry, dimensions, and tolerances of machined parts on prints and CAD models.
- PC-DMIS – (Personal Computer – Dimensional Measuring Interface Standard) is the software used to drive CMMs and ROMER arms to measure and verify machined parts and components.
- PPAP – (Production Part Approval Process) the process suppliers and customers use to communicate and approve production designs, processes, and parts before, during, and after manufacturing.
Overcome Your Obstacles
Working closely with you, we identify the most effective ways to overcome any obstacles to your success. Our proven technical expertise and structured product development process can reduce your development risk, manage your costs, and cut time to market while delivering quality parts to your exact specifications. Work with us on your design and prototypes so we can perfectly execute your project together.
Our engineering evaluation process gives an in-depth manufacturability review and identifies all foreseeable pitfalls before production. Our engineers verify that selected machining operations provide the quality, machining efficiencies, and overall tolerances required to produce parts successfully. They manage material and process certifications, quality forms, and other necessary records and reports. An inspection ensures your machined components and assemblies meet or exceed every expectation.
If you have any questions, would like to know more about our services, or work with us on your next project, please call us at (408) 845-9300, or email us via the contact form on our website. Thanks for your interest!