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What is ONGAA CAM?

ONGAA CAM, Features and PricingONGAA CAM is a program specifically designed for woodworking that allows you to create ‘MPR’ / ‘WoodWOP machining procedures’ (for Homag/Weeke CNC machines),  ‘BPP or CIX’ / Biesseworks programming files or G-Code for other machine, from within SOLIDWORKS.  While working in SOLIDWORKS, you design and apply toolpaths for WoodWOP/Biesseworks without conversions or DXF files.  The MPRs/BPPs created by ONGAA CAM are 100% Weeke/Homag or Biesse compliant and require no manual edits.  MPR s / BPP s generated by ONGAA CAM are processed by the Weeke / Homag or Biesseworks post-processor you already have so there is no additional software costs.  This means you only need to define tools once in WoodWOP/Biesseworks, you keep all the safety features built into approach modes and the operator can adjust the MPR / BPP at the console.  G-Code is generated by the internal post-process for gcode driven machine.

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Whats New in ONGAA CAM

New User Features

Since ONGAA CAM was first introduced the design team have been working hard to incorporate new features requested by our users.  Here we try to highlight what’s new in ONGAA CAM’s recent releases.


QR Codes & Data Matrix

Encoding for optical readers (barcode readers) is an important part of automation.  With 2-D encoding more data can be encoded and reliably read.  ONGAA CAM can now provide Solidworks Custom property data as QR Code and Data Matrix format as well as standard 3 of 9 barcodes.


CNC + ABD Programs – one click

ONGAA CAM for HOMAG can split programs out automatically when 2 station machining is required.  While all vertical instructions go to the nesting CNC, horizontal processing goes to the ABD.  Of particular interest are the dowel insertion instructions which are simply a ‘Horizontal Drill’ with dowelling checkboxes.  Both the new and old WoodWOP instructions can … Read the rest

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ONGAA CAM gets more MULTI options and easier to use.

Making ONGAA CAM easier to use and save even more of your valuable time has been the focus of the design team over the past few months and it has paid off. ONGAA CAM now provides an even easier and faster way to add machining to models.

  • Drill all vertical holes on a FACE with a single ONGAA CAM process.
  • Create all vertical pockets on a FACE or SKETCH with a single ONGAA CAM process.
  • Create all polygon pockets on a SKETCH with a single ONGAA CAM process.

 

VDRILLdetailsVertical drills and Vertical pockets both provide Min/Max criteria to allow smart WoodWOP process creation when using faces as the source of the geometry.
Simply select the FACE, click All Holes and ONGAA CAM generates a vertical drill process in WoodWOP for each hole that meets the min/max criteria. As with all ONGAA CAM processes, the ‘instructions’ to expand a face
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ONGAA CAM – Real Parts – SOLIDWORKS to WoodWOP

may2012 113It is not often that a customer is so pleased with a product that they take extra time to say ‘thank you’.

In this case the thank you came as ‘The First Part’ the customer produced with ONGAA CAM.

The part was modeled in SOLIDWORKS 2011 and used ONGAA CAM V1.140 for the HOMAG series CNC machines.

 

 

 


 

Once processing was applied,ONGAA CAM produced the MPR file  (compatible with WoodWOP 5 and 6) used to NC Gen the final instructions.

The only issues we ran into was getting the part drawn accurately.  The beauty was as we corrected the drawing,all our processing moved with it.  ’No recalculations required!’.

This view of WoodWOP provides a glimpse into how it could have been created manually with each calculation done by hand. (and drawing changes need to be recalculated)

 


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ONGAA CAM – Meeting the challenges of Computer Aided Manufacturing

Automating manufacturing comes with a long list of questions.  The question that follows ‘Which CNC machine to buy?’is usually followed by ‘How do get from my drawing to the CNC making parts ?’.

Each CNC vendor has a basic solution for that.  Type in all the numbers by hand …. or at least try to type them in (correctly).

If the ‘program’will never change and will make several million units,then this simple process is cost effective enough.  But what about the smaller manufacturer?  2-10 Units a year (of that size and shape).  Manually typing in each number for every size is just not practical.

If you use a 3D modeling program like SOLIDWORKS then adjusting the size of a ‘Model’is relatively simple.  If there was only a way to attach the processing information to the Solidworks Model.  That way the processing stretches as my model does.  Even better …why not … Read the rest

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