SolidCAM UK

Turning & Mill-Turn

Unit 19
Fall Bank Industrial Estate
Dodworth
Barnsley
South Yorkshire
S75 3LS

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SolidCAM Module for Fast and Efficient Turning

SolidCAM provides the most comprehensive turning package with powerful toolpaths and techniques for fast and efficient turning. SolidCAM Turning provides functionality for a wide range of machine tools, including 2-Axis lathes, multiturret configurations, sub-spindle turning centers and mill-turn machines.

On a mill-turn machine, C-, Y- and B-Axis milling and drilling take place within the same program as the turning, providing a fully integrated and associative programming solution. SolidCAM produces advanced rough and finish profile turning, together with support for facing, grooving, threading and drilling in either canned cycles or long G-code.

Toolpath calculation takes into consideration the tooling insert, tool holder and previously machined stock material, to avoid gouging and eliminate air cutting. Standard fixture libraries are available and specialized fixtures can be added.

 

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Updated Stock for both Turning& Milling

SolidCAM has the ability to keep the stock updated live within the operations tree. Updated stock is supported from the most basic 2-axis turning center, right through to a CYB multi-turret, sub-spindle Mill-Turn CNC machine. On a sub-spindle turning center, when a component is transferred from the main spindle to the sub spindle, the updated stock transfers with it. Any subsequent machining on the sub-spindle will detect the stock in the state that it left the main spindle, ultimately providing the most efficient machining sequence possible.

 

Advanced Turning Operations

▶▶ Balanced Roughing: two tools working simultaneously, or in trailing mode, to perform roughing turning of long and large parts

▶▶ Angled Grooving: performs internal or external inclined grooves, at any defined angle

▶▶ Manual Turning: performs turning according to user-defined geometry, regardless of stock and target model

▶▶ 4th Axis Simultaneous Turning: performs machining of curved profile using the B-axis tilting capabilities of the tool, in order to machine undercut areas in a single machining step

▶▶ Multi-Turret Synchronization: powerful capability to synchronize multiple turret operations along a machining time line