How CAM Impacts Shop Safety
Manufacturers do not usually equate CAM optimization with safety. But there is an important connection.
Generating toolpaths to thoroughly deburr parts on-machine eliminates costly secondary operations while minimizing the opportunity for someone cutting a finger, or for a sharp edge cutting a strap during shipment, or for customers returning parts due to excessive burrs. What’s more, the fewer times that workers have to move or reposition parts because setups are not right the first time or inspections can be performed on-machine instead of at a CMM, the less potential there is for accidents. So making CAM a safety consideration turns out to be a double win.