SolidCAM Turning module for fast and efficient turning

09.12.2013

SolidCAM turning module for fast and efficient turning SolidCAM provides a 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 lat...

SolidCAM provides a 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, multi-turret configurations, sub-spindle turning centres 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 to provide a fully integrated and associative programming solution.

SolidCAM produces advanced rough and finish profile turning, together with support for facing, groovingthreading and drilling in either canned cycles or longhand format.

 

Toolpath calculation takes into consideration the complete tooling insert and tool Holder,  including previously machined material to avoid gouging and eliminate air cutting.

Standard fixture libraries are available and specialized fixtures can be added.

 

 
 

Updated Stock

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 centre, right through to a CYB multi turret sub spindle Mill/ Turn.

On a sub spindle turning centre, when a component is transferred from the main spindle to the sub spindle, the updated livestock 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 include:

Balanced Roughing: two tools working simulataneously or in trailing mode to perform roughing turning of long and large parts
  • Angled grooving: peforms internal or external inclined grooves, at any defined angle
  • Manual turning: perform turning according to user-defined geometry, regardless of stock and target model.
  • 4th axis sim. turning: performs machining of curved profile using B-axis tilting capabilities of 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

For more information on the module and its features, please visit our website at: http://www.solidcam.com/cam-solutions/turning/