EMO Milano 2015 Mirroring complete machining projects in one operation
UK – Delcam will be demonstrating the 2016 version of its Power-Mill programming software for 5-axis and high-speed machining.
According to the supplier, the main enhancement in Power-Mill 2016 is the ability to mirror complete machining projects in one operation and to automatically maintain the machining characteristics. Previously, only individual toolpaths could be mirrored, the company explains.
It adds that automatic mirroring saves considerable time whenever right- and left-hand versions are needed of a part or tool. It will also be faster to program the machining of symmetrical objects since it will be possible to program one half and then mirror the toolpaths to complete the program.
To ensure that the mirroring has performed as expected,comprehensive verification can be performed.