Advanced Turning Functionality

Design Capability

Freeform surface design as well as 3D wireframe design with IGES, VDA-FS, DXF and DWG file loaders.

Machining Capability.

Multi Axis 4 axis Turning (X and Z axis on Upper and Lower Turrets) Sub-spindle support. C and Y axis Milling capability on Main and Subspindle.

Toolpathing Options

Turning

-Rough Turning Functionality

  • Canned Cycle Support
  • In Process Stock Support (The Cycle respects Material left from previous machining operations) 
  • Variable Machine Attributes (Variable Speeds / Feeds and material allowance on different areas of a nominal Design part)
  • Cut Strategies (Standard, Sectioned Toolpath,Ramp and variable cut depth)
  • Cutter Compensation
  • Waveform Turning
  • Variable approach Types (In / Out)
  • Collision avoidance for Chuck and Tailstock

-Finish Turning Functionality

  • Canned Cycle Support
  • Variable machine Attributes (As per Rough Turning)
  • Cutter Compensation
  • Corner Types Control (Break Radius and Chamfer - On components without the geometry contained in the design,Edgecam can control break radius's / Chamfers within the cutter path
  • Automatic down Cutting
  • Various approch Types (In /Out)

-Rough Grooving Functionality

  • Standard Cycle includes 4 Types (Sequential, Centre Sequential,Centre Alternate and Castellation)
  • Peck Grooving Support
  • Rough Side Grooving with Lace and Constant Cut Types
  • Side Force Correction
  • Deep Grooving

-Finish Grooving Functionality

  • Cutter Comp Support
  • Offset Side Front / Back of Insert
  • Profile overlap
  • Split at Centre

-Screw Cutting Functionality

  • Canned Cycle Support
  • Multiple Start Support
  • Degression
  • Support for various tool shapes

      - Holes: Full range of Hole cycles for Fixed Drilling with Canned Cycle support      

    -Milling Functionality:- C,Y and B axis indexing and Milling

      -Rough Milling Functionality :  

  • 3D roughing for wireframe, surface and solid models with automatic multi-tool rest roughing and intermediate slices.
  • Automatic Fixture Avoidance
  • Traditional Roughing Strategies include Spiral, Concentric and Lace with Trochoidal milling options.
  • Edgecam Waveform Strategy
  • Automatic Flat Land Detection
  • Multiple approach types with Speed and feed variation when entering material.
  • In  Process Stock Support as well as machining from 3D Rough stock.
  • Detection of Undercut Stock
  • Adaptive Feedrates

        -Plunge Roughing

       -Finishing Cycles Functionality:

  •  Profiling :
  • 3D Profile finishing with helical option
  • Profile 3D Curves
  • Cusp Height Control
  • Rest Profiling (Auto detect uncut areas)
  • Finish Shallow areas (Constant Cusp)
  • Undercut machining
  • Automatic Fixture Avoidance
  • Auto-Detect Solid model for collision avoidance
  • Multiple Passes with Spring Cuts
  • Cutter Compensation Support
  • Adjust Feedrates on Arc movements
  • Various Corner Strategies, including break Chamfer and Break radius (this gives added functionality to break corners without design model changes)
  • Automatic Flatland detection
  • Optimised Link movements control

       -Project Toolpaths (Advanced Suface Finishing Operations)

  • Project Toolpath (Project any 2D Toolpath onto 3D Surface)
  • Project Boundry Collapse (Pattern of finish Toolpath determined by shape of profile boundry to project onto 3D Surface)
  • Project Circular (Specific Toolpath for circular surface geometry
  • Project Flow Curves (Pattern of toolpath determined by curves to follow)

         -Pencil Milling

         -Flow Surface finishing Cycle

  • Undercut Support

       -Flatland Finishing

  • Lace, Concentic and Finish Pass Strategies
  • Rest Flat land (Will detect Flate areas of Uncut material from previous larger tools)

       -Parrallel Lace Finishing

  • 3 axis Simultaneous Cycle
  • Automatic Flat areas exclusion
  • Output Point to point, Line Arc Smooth or Spline

        -Thread Milling

  • Canned Cycle Support
  • Cutter Compensation Support
  • Adjust Feedrate to Contact point
  • Multiple Start Option
  • Multiple passes and Spring Cuts Support
  • Optimise path Control

          -Engraving

  • Strategies include,Clear Floor (embossing) ,Finishing (Inside geometry with Ramp movements in Sharp Corners & Centreline (Will detect Centreline geometry of Font Geometry)
  • Project onto 3D Surfaces

           -Chamfering

  • Dedicated Chamfer or Deburring options
  • Cutter Compensation Support
  • Automatic detection of chamfers from Solid Model Features
  • 3D Chamfering / Deburring
  • Automatic detection of Sidewalls for collision avoidance

            -Slotting

  • 2D and 3D Slot
  • Ramp Slotting

           -Holes:

  • Full Range of hole cycles (Multi-level,multi-depth) & canned cycle,
  • Back Boring
  • Support for Deep-Hole Drilling
  • Planar (Linear) and Rotary (Angular) mode output.

 Standard in all Edgecam Systems:

  • Edgecam Technology assistant: linked tools and Materials for automatic calculation of speeds and feeds.
  • Edgecam Toolkit assistant: Maintain control of tools available on shopfloor and machines and used for specific jobs
  • Edgecam Toolstore: Tool library complete with list of Standard tooling and also easy functionality for creating new and special tools.
  • Edgecam Job Manager: Have complete control over Jobs and Projects and maintain communication with key areas in the Workshop and design office. Print detailed setup sheets for Programmers and have database of CAD file, CAM file and NC file.

Edgecam Code Wizard: Easily create and edit Post Processors using the Code Wizard in the easy to use Interface