The application of information technology to the control and management of manufacturing processes, normally restricted to the control of machine tools such as lathes and mills, where the tool is directly controlled by a computer.
Computer Aided Manufacturing. Software used to control equipment used to manufacture products. E.g., CAM software can be used to specify the temperature of an oven used to dry a product or the dimensions of a product on a CNC machine.
Computer Aided Manufacturing. A computer program that generates tool paths or other manufacturing data to fabricate tooling, usually by subtractive means. CAM programs may use a geometry definition from a CAD program as a starting point.
1) Short for channel access method, a protocol for how data is transmitted in the bottom two layers of the OSI model (defines networking framework in seven layers). CAMs describe how networking systems put data on the network media, how low-level errors are dealt with, and how the network polices itself. Polling, contention and token passing are three examples of CAMs. (2) Stands for computer-aided manufacturing, a type of computer application that helps automate a factory.
Computer Assisted Manufacturing. In general, CAM uses a computer to assist in any or all phases of manufacturing. But more specifically CAM in the machine shop deals with automatic programming of CNC machinery. See also CAD
Computer-Aided Manufacturing system A system used to generate data for fabricating circuit boards and manufacturing finished assemblies. CAM files are data files used directly in the manufacture of printed wiring. Typically this data is manipulated by the fabricator to meet production requirements (for example for panelisation) and to ensure the intended result is achieved. Some design software companies refer to all plotter or printer files as CAM files, although some of the plots may be check plots which are not used in manufacture.
Computer Aided (or Assisted) Manufacturing. This is when machinery receives instructions from computer input. This input usually originates in a CAD device. The CAD output is fed into the CAM device and translated into instructions to the machinery. When they are integrated this way, it is known ad CAD/CAM. Casio Camera native file format.
Computer Aided Manufacture. The use of computers to control manufacturing processes. Industrial examples of this range from an electronic knitting machine which produces a garment from a pre-stored program to a fully automated car assembly plant. Often linked directly to CAD to enable designs to be directly manufactured.
Acronym that usually stands for Computer Aided Manufacturing. In GIS it refers to Computer Aided Mapping or Computer Automated Mapping. Is the use of computer graphic systems (in one way or another) to assist in producing maps.
Computer Aided (or Assisted) Manufacturing. This is when machinery (often robotics) to build products gets its instructions from computer input. This input usually originates in a CAD device. The CAD output _ the design for a new widget _ is fed into the CAM device and translated into instructions to the machinery that makes the widget. When they are integrated this way, it is known ad CAD/CAM.
Computer Aided Manufacturing - usually the link between CAD and production. Defined as the use of computers to program, direct and control production equipment in the manufacture of fabricated components.
A turning or sliding piece which, by the shape of its periphery or face, or a groove in its surface, imparts variable or intermittent motion to, or receives such motion from, a rod, lever, or block brought into sliding or rolling contact with it.
a non circular wheel that rotates and moves a follower. It converts the rotary movement of the cam into reciprocating or oscillating movement of the follower. Sometimes a circular wheel mounted off-centre onto a shaft is used as a cam we then call it an eccentric
A moving piece of machinery; a shaft or disk with a shape other than round which gives an eccentric rotation or a reciprocating motion to another wheel, a roller, shaft, etc. or it receives such motion from it.
General term for any eccentric used on a compound bow which produces a draw force relationship that retains the peak weight for an extended period of the draw, thus increasing the amount of energy stored.
(n) A mechanical device used to transform rotary motion into reciprocating motion, using a rolling or sliding contact with another part called a cam follower. Radial cams move the follower perpendicular to the shaft; cylindrical cams move the follower parallel to the shaft. The shape of the contact surface determines the motion of the follower.
A cam is a projecting part of a rotating wheel or shaft that strikes a lever at one or more points on its circular path. The cam can be a simple tooth, as is used to deliver pulses of power to a steam hammer, for example, or an eccentric disc or other shape that produces a smooth oscillating motion in the follower which is a lever making contact with the cam.
(Crassulacean acid metabolism) plants - Plants that assimilate carbon dioxide using a pathway in which the carbon dioxide is fixed into organic acids during the night and released during the day for photosynthesis. Characteristic of succulent desert plants.
Crassulacean acid metabolism. process in cacti that produces sugars for the plant. At night, the plant takes in carbon dioxide and produces organic acids. During the day, these organic acids are broken down into sugars.
Crassulacean acid metabolism. A pathway for the assimilation of carbon dioxide by plants, in which carbon dioxide is fixed into organic acids during the night and released during the day for photosynthesis. Characteristic of succulent desert plants.
( rassulacean cid etabolism), a metabolic pathway adapation of certain plants that allows them to take up CO2 at night instead of during the day, greatly reducing transpirational water loss during photosynthesis. This type of metabolism is common in xerophytes.
Complementary and alternative medicine. Forms of treatment that are used in addition to (complementary) or instead of (alternative) standard treatments. These practices generally are not considered standard medical approaches. Standard treatments go through a long and careful research process to prove they are safe and effective, but less is known about most types of CAM. CAM may include dietary supplements, megadose vitamins, herbal preparations, special teas, acupuncture, massage therapy, magnet therapy, spiritual healing, and meditation.
CAM is the acronym for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Complemenatry and Alternative refer to such therapies and lifestyle sciences as homeopathy, Aryurveda, chiropractic, aromatherapy, therapetic tourch massage and energy work to name just a few.
Nonconventional approaches to healing, beyond tradition medicine. Complementary medicine is any form of therapy used in combination with other alternative treatments or standard/conventional medicine. Alternative medicine is used alone, without recommended standard treatment.
(Complementary and Alternative Medicine) An umbrella designation used by researchers, academics, and health professionals that encompasses all complementary and alternative practices and products. CAM is divided into five categories: alternative medical systems (complete systems of thought and practice that often have evolved outside of conventional Western medicine, e.g., traditional Chinese medicine); mind-body interventions (techniques designed to enhance the mind's capacity to affect bodily function and symptoms, e.g., meditation); biologically based therapies (treatments that use substances found in nature, e.g., herbal medicine); manipulative and body-based methods (treatments based on manipulation and/or movement of one or more parts of the body, e.g., chiropractic manipulation); and energy therapies, which involve the use of "biofields" (energy fields that supposedly surround and penetrate the human body) or the unconventional use of bioelectromagnetic energy fields (e.g., pulsed or magnetic fields). Source: The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Anything that widens as it rotates. Spring-loaded devices such as Friends cam or expanded as they turn. Climbers also cam a foot in a crack by sticking it in on edge and then flattening it out to make it secure.
Short for 'camming device', the generic term for a mechanical spring-loaded device of varying sizes and manufacturer which can be inserted into cracks to secure a climbing rope. Common brands include Friends, Camalots, TCUs.
This type of video was recorded by someone in a cinema with a camcorder and the audience can sometimes be heard or seen! The picture quality is usually OK but the sound is usually very bad and it is hard to make out speech.
A CAM recording of a movie, is a movie recording done with just a camcorder, sitting in a cinema. This results in a very bad quality movie. Not only picture is bad, but also sound is really hard to hear. Sometimes people refer to this type of movie as a Screener - which is definitly wrong.
Cam or Camming (also "CAM" and meaning simply, Camera) is a specific method of motion picture copying, usually infringing upon a copyrighted work. Unlike the more common DVD rip or screener recording methods which involve the duplication of officially distributed media, "cam" versions are original clandestine recordings made in movie theaters.
Charges - Common Area Maintenance Charges (sometimes referred to as the "triple nets"), cover the building operating costs, property taxes, real estate insurance, and property maintenance. May include garbage, water sewer, local assessments, and property management fees.
Common Area Maintenance. Maintenance charges for items such as landscaping, snow removal, common area utilities, etc., that may be charged directly to tenants as reimbursement for these type expenses in an income property.
Common Area Maintenance. This is the amount of Additional Rent charged to the tenant, in addition to the Base Rent, to maintain the common areas of the property shared by the tenants and from which all tenants benefit. Examples include: snow removal, outdoor lighting, parking lot sweeping, insurance, property taxes, etc. Most often, this does not include any capital improvements (see " Capital Expenses") that are made to the property.
Cam stands for common area maintenance. Common area maintenance charges are those that help maintain the common areas, such as water/sewer, trash, restroom upkeep, landscaping, parking lots, fire sprinklers, roof or anything that all tenants share.
Stands for Conditional Access Module. This is a device used in conjunction with a smart card to decrypt digital pay-TV services, such as BskyB. Some are built into the receivers whilst others take the form of plug-in cards. Most plug-in CAMs adhere to the Common Interface (Cl) standard.
Common Area Maintenance. The maintenance and repair of the areas of the shopping center or building used in common by more than one tenant. Tenants are generally required to pay their share of common area maintenance, which consists of things like security, parking lot repairs, snow removal, and lighting.
chemical-agent monitor CAS ........ close air support CB ......... chemical biological Cdr ........ commander CDS ........ container deliver system CFL ........ coordinated fire line cGys ....... centigrays CHEMVVARN .. chemical warning CL ......... chalk leader CO ......... commanding officer Co ......... company COL ........ colonel COA ........ course of action COMMEX ..... communications exercise CP ......... command post CPL ........ corporal CS ......... combat support CSS ........ combat service support CW ......... chemical warfare
A CAM device is a semiconductior in which packet address information is stored such that a destination address may be located by making a direct match. By comparing what is sought for against all pre-stored possibilities, searching through a table is eliminated and routing of packets is expedited. Having this functionality hardwired in has proven to be a faster method than software routines, search engines and hash tables performing a similar function. CAM has emerged as the search engine of choice because of their ability to conduct high-speed table lookups that are required to meet the demands of ever-growing traffic on the Internet.
Content Addressable Memory. A memory that responds to the input of a particular data pattern by giving back the location of that data. This is the inverse of a RAM (Random Access Memory) that writes and reads data to and from specified locations (addresses) provided as input. CAM's are also referred to as network search engines or classification networking chips.