CAMWorks 2 and 4 Axis Turning software for programming CNC lathe machines includes automatic roughing, finishing, grooving, threading, cutoff and single point (drilling, boring, reaming and tapping) cycles. CAMWorks, incorporates Machining Intelligence for Automation, a suite of tools that automate Feature Recognition and the generation of toolpaths based on a user-defined technology database.
Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR) analyzes the part shape and defines the most common machinable features such as the OD and ID of the part, front face and grooves.
CAMWorks Turning provides fast, error-free cutting using standard inserts for both front and rear turret configurations and toolpath, simulation and post processing support for sub-spindles.
AFR recognizes features on native solid models or on solid parts imported via IGES, SAT, etc.
When bar stock is used, AFR generates a cutoff feature on the opposite side of the face feature.
CAMWorks provides an Interactive Turn Feature wizard for defining features that need to be defined for your facility’s machining requirements, such as custom OD and ID grooves.
|CAMWorks Turning||2 and 4 Axis Lathes|
|Machining algorithms use the latest toolpath and gouge protection methods||2 and 4 Axis Lathes|
|Define stock as bar stock, a revolved sketch, a 2D WIP sketch or from an STL file||2 and 4 Axis Lathes|
|Work in process (WIP) monitoring of stock increases cutting efficiency||2 and 4 Axis Lathes|
|Define chuck to use for toolpath simulation||2 and 4 Axis Lathes|
|Simulated stock shape can be saved as an STL file for use as Turn, Mill-Turn, Mill or Wire EDM stock shapes||2 and 4 Axis Lathes|
|Toolpath, simulation and post processing support for sub-spindles||2 and 4 Axis Lathes|
|Extend or shorten the length of a turn feature from within face rough/finish, turn rough/finish, bore rough/finish and cutoff operations||2 and 4 Axis Lathes|
|Reverse machining for face finish, turn finish, bore rough and bore finish||2 and 4 Axis Lathes|
|Reverse machining for threading to generate left hand threads||2 and 4 Axis Lathes|
|Output for turning canned/fixed cycles for drilling, rough OD/ID turning and facing operations||2 and 4 Axis Lathes|
|Drill and center drill tools for both mill and turn can be specified from a common drill and center drill database||2 and 4 Axis Lathes|
|Option to associate new turn features to current turn features. CAMWorks generates new operations for the new feature that are copies of the operations for the selected current feature||2 and 4 Axis Lathes|
|Cutoff operation spindle speed/feedrate slowdown option to decrease the speed and feedrate at a user specified length from the end of a cutoff toolpath||2 and 4 Axis Lathes|
|Rough groove cleanup pass to remove scallops generated by the rough groove toolpath||2 and 4 Axis Lathes|
|Finish groove cutter compensation support||2 and 4 Axis Lathes|
|Single pass option for groove cycle||2 and 4 Axis Lathes|
|Multiple groove tool driving point options||2 and 4 Axis Lathes|
|Option to set minimum and maximum Z limits for turn operations either globally or for each operation||2 and 4 Axis Lathes|
|Back turning support||2 and 4 Axis Lathes|
|Option to define varying allowances on turn toolpaths||2 and 4 Axis Lathes|
|Ability to mirror about the centerline to generate toolpaths below centerline||2 and 4 Axis Lathes|
|APT CL support for external post processing||2 and 4 Axis Lathes|
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