Edgecam – milling overview
- Increase machine tool utilisation
- Reduced programming time
- Reduce component cycle time
- Eliminate programming errors and reduce potential scrap
- Reduce machine tool prove out by graphically simulating the tool path
- Avoid collisions and expensive damage to machine tool
- Assist in the generation of component costing by accurate cycle calculations
- Reduce tooling inventory and stock
- Edgecam provides the production machine shop with a wide range of flexible milling operations and cycles
- Milling Operations allow the user to quickly produce a basic tool-path via a simple text- and picture-driven dialog box
- An intuitive interface guides the user through a series of machining decisions – ideal for irregular or novice programmers
Underpinning Edgecam's Operations is a full and comprehensive suite of Milling Cycles. Each cycle offers the very best that technology can offer thus allowing the modern day machinist to achieve total toolpath control.
Edgecam's advanced roughing cycle for the machining of both 2D and 3D component parts can be applied to the complete model, providing consistent performance on all types of model. Laced, concentric and spiral machining strategies can be implemented as well as "bottom to top" intermediate slicing between Z-levels. This intelligent cycle automatically applies the most efficient approach move for each region of the model and creates trochoidal moves to avoid full width cuts. The ability to define 3D stock reduces machining time by eliminating air cutting.
Edgecam's roughing cycle also incorporates rest roughing, where stock is automatically defined by the preceding roughing cycle, so the smaller tool only creates a toolpath in the areas that the larger tool could not access.
Within the inclusion of "Prismatic" and "High Speed cornering" controls, EdgeCAM offers the user total control over their NC output allowing consistent and accurate programming.