Thread Profiling Cycle | EDGECAM 2020.0
Reacting to a high frequency of enhancement requests, EDGECAM 2020.0 offers it’s Turning customers a new machining cycle – Thread Profiling. The cycle allows users to effortlessly machine complex form threads such as VAM and Acme using both rough and finishing strategies.
Waveform Chip Prevention | EDGECAM 2020.0
Waveform Machining Strategy has been enhanced with ‘Chip Prevention’ control. Under certain conditions, a toolpath can generate a thin island of material (chip), which, as it gets thinner can cause machining stresses, and potentially break the tool. This usually forces the user to reduce feed and %Stepover. ‘Chip Prevention’ alters the toolpath pattern, by machining across the island of material, removing the possibility of machining stresses, and allowing users to enhance feed and %Stepover.
5 Axis Simultaneous Cycle and Barrel Cutters | EDGECAM 2020.0
EDGECAM 2020.0 introduces a specific ‘Tilt’ control strategy within the Advanced 5-Axis Simultaneous Cycle in order to better support the new ‘Barrel Cutter’ tool type.
Users are no longer restricted to using a small %stepover value when finishing 5-axis components as the Barrel Cutter geometry allows for a much larger setting. The increase in %stepover reduces cycle time and promotes a better surface finish.
Advanced 5 Axis Cycle Enhanced Gouge Checking | EDGECAM 2020.0
Further gouge checking has been added to the Advanced 5-Axis Simultaneous cycle specifically for the ‘Swarf’ strategy. Users can now choose from three further gouge check parameters implemented within the command.
Gun Drilling Cycle | EDGECAM 2020.0
EDGECAM 2020.0 enhances the Deep Hole drilling cycle with a new, dedicated machining cycle – Gun Drilling. The new cycle enhances the existing technology by adding two further dialog fields thus allowing more specific control when drilling very deep holes.
Inspection | EDGECAM 2020.0
Numerous customer requests have been answered by EDGECAM 2020.0 in the area of Inspection. The most important item in this category is the support for Lathe and Multi-task Machine Tools.
Performance | EDGECAM 2020.0
EDGECAM 2020.0 reduces production costs by boosting the performance of two of the most commonly used machining cycles – Roughing and Profiling. The machining engine will now only compute data constrained within the boundary, ignoring the rest of the model. This significantly decreases the cache size, while generating faster toolpaths.