SolidCAM – Brochure Overview

SolidCAM – Overview 28 Circular-segment cutters with barrel-, oval- and tapered geometry are being supported in SolidCAM Benefit from the most tested and proven 5-Axis machining toolpaths in the industry, with a user-friendly interface, collision checking and the most advanced control over all aspects of the toolpath: ù Wide variety of Simultaneous 5X cutting strategies ù Flow line cutting that produces a toolpath following the natural shape of the component ù Multi-surface finish machining keeps the tool normal to the surface (or with specified lead and lag) to achieve a smooth surface finish ù Advanced tool tilting control including direct control over side tilting and lead/lag angles ù Automatic collision avoidance strategies that assess each part of both the tool and holder ù Multi-axis rest roughing efficiently removes the remaining material of the larger cutter diameter used previously ù Realistic full 3D machine simulation offering comprehensive collision and axis limits checking Flexibility and Control Each 5-Axis machining strategy provides sophisticated options for approach/link control and tool axis control Link and approach moves are fully gouge protected and different strategies may be used depending on the distance of the link move SolidCAM also provides options for control over lead/lag and side tilt angles to give complete control over the final toolpath Collision Avoidance for Tool and Holder Collision avoidance is supported for both the tool and holder, and a range of strategies is offered for avoiding collisions The Machine Simulation provides complete visualization of the gouge checking Impeller Manufacturing SIMULTANEOUS 5-AXIS MILLING