CAMWorks® 2011 software purchased by renowned filter manufacturer.

K&N Engineering, manufacturer of performance filters and air intake systems has recently purchased CAMWorks® 2011 3 axis for its Riverside, California operations. The acquisition represents the company’s first purchase from Geometric, a leader in developing advanced manufacturing software. CAMWorks® 2011, is the latest version of its solid-based CNC programming solution.

K&N Engineering, best known under the brand name, K&N Filters is a leader in the air filter technology field. The company invented the reusable high flow cotton air filter back in 1969 and has continued to “perfect” the technology ever since. The company’s over 5,000 products include air filters, oil filters and intakes and sells in over 30 countries world wide. Its products are used on cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines and for industrial applications. K&N holds a prominent position in the motor sports and performance engine arenas.

CAMWorks 2011 is intended to be a more focused upgrade in the CAMWorks line and provide significant new capabilities including enhanced automation, improved knowledge-based machining information, smarter tool paths, and more. This version includes VoluMill® the ultra high-performance toolpath plug-in engine for high speed milling for 2 .5 axis and 3 axis roughing operations. Feature Recognition, which is used to automatically identify areas to be machined, has been upgraded to find more features, while decreasing computation times by more than 50% over previous CAMWorks versions.

Additional enhancements with CAMWorks 2011 include improved performance and enhanced feature recognition of slot features with fillet and taper as well as slots with islands. Users can now define customized turn inserts when it is not possible to completely machine a turn part using a standard turn insert line diamond, square, etc. Such custom turn inserts can be defined for inner as well as outer diameter.

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