CAM


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.

cam,

mechanical device for converting a rotating motion into a reciprocating, or back-and-forth, motion, or for changing a simple motion into a complex one. A simple form of cam is a circular disk set eccentrically on a shaft in order to induce (when the shaft rotates) a rising and falling motion in a rod or some other moving part held against its edge. There are cams of many diverse shapes, e.g., oval, elliptical, and scalloped-edged, each shape being designed to induce the particular kind of motion required in a moving part. Cams are widely used in many different kinds of machines.

CAM:

see computer-aided manufacturingcomputer-aided manufacturing
(CAM), a form of automation where computers communicate work instructions directly to the manufacturing machinery. The technology evolved from the numerically controlled machines of the 1950s, which were directed by a set of coded instructions
..... Click the link for more information.
.

cam

[kam]
(mechanical engineering)
A plate or cylinder which communicates motion to a follower by means of its edge or a groove cut in its surface.

Cam

(astronomy)

CAM

[¦sē¦ā′em or kam]

cam

In a lock, a rotating piece attached to the end of the cylinder plug to engage the locking mechanism.

CAM

On drawings, abbr. for camber.

cam

a slider or roller attached to a rotating shaft to give a particular type of reciprocating motion to a part in contact with its profile

Cam

a river in E England, in Cambridgeshire, flowing through Cambridge to the River Ouse. Length: about 64 km (40 miles)

CAM

(storage, architecture)

CAM

(application)
computer aided manufacturing.

CAM

(1) (Computer-Aided Manufacturing) The automation of manufacturing systems and techniques, including numerical control, process control, robotics and materials requirements planning (MRP). See CAD and CAD/CAM.

(2) (CAMera) See Webcam, front-facing camera, rear-facing camera and network camera.

(3) (Content Addressable Memory) A hardware technique used for fast table lookups. See content-addressable memory.

(4) (Common Access Method) An ANSI standard interface that provides a common language between drivers and SCSI host adapters. See SCSI and ASPI.

(5) (Customer Asset Management) In the 1990s, a term that was first coined for and later replaced with "customer relationship management (CRM). See CRM.
References in periodicals archive ?
Cam also hit Tulfo's 'self-promoted reputation as a hard-hitting and no-nonsense journalist in blatant violation of the ethical standards of journalism.'
Ring Stick Up Cams give neighbors maximum flexibility to position the cameras anywhere, regardless of power availability, to secure every corner of their property.
Spearheading the competition with world-class image processing technologies and intuitive user-friendly interface, THINKWARE has debuted their Dash Cam lines into the U.S.
"Claim 1 in the '280 patent describes a TKR system in which the 'cam mechanism of the femoral component has a superior convex portion, a concave central portion, and an inferior convex posterior portion.' The Court construes this term to mean 'a first convex cam surface and a second, posterior convex cam surface that are separated by a concave portion of the cam mechanism that does not contact the tibial post.' This construction is consistent with both parties' proposals insofar as they both require that the two convex portions the term references are surfaces which contact the tibial post.
It is clearly shown in researches that CAM is continually gaining popularity in different countries of the world.
The next step is to expand, or augment, the knowledge base of complementary health professionals on the principles, concepts, and available research evidence for all CAM treatments, including Ayurveda and homeopathy.
Cam explains his actions stating that he is afraid that the honeymoon stage is over not and that might mean the end of romance in their relationship.
Cam explained that she opposes De Lima's confirmation because "after all is said and done more is said than done."
The analysis of total scores on knowledge about CAM showed that the majority of the students scored an average of 7.18 [+ or -] 1.41 out of 10.
The portal on the NCCAM website, nccam.nih.gov, is tailored to fit the needs of all healthcare providers, including physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners, physician assistants and CAM providers.