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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
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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

[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.
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