CAM Solution Software Supports Collision-Free Machining

WorkNC CAM solution software, by Vero Software, features an improved user interface and supports collision-free machining.

WorkNC CAM solution software, by Vero Software, features an improved user interface and supports collision-free machining.

The software now offers Waveform technology, a strategy that maintains a constant load on the cutting tool by machining from the stock material towards the part geometry. According to the company, this approach results in a reduced number of intermittent cutting movements, especially in the outer areas. This means that the tool stays engaged in the material for as long as possible and leads to fewer retracts and air-cutting periods. The strategy helps to limit cycle time while extending tool life.

The stepover distance automatically adjusts in order to maintain a constant load on the cutter over the complete toolpath trajectory. This makes it possible to maintain optimal feed rates during the whole cycle, which can attain rates of up to five times faster than a traditional roughing strategy. Machining is performed over the full cutting length of the tool whenever possible, distributing the load evenly.

Additional improvements to WorkNC include the availability of its Auto 5 functionality as a standard module. With Auto 5, users can automatically generate five-axis tool paths using existing three-axis or 3+2-axis toolpaths, while also taking into consideration the kinematics of the selected five-axis machine. The intelligent tool path is checked automatically in order to avoid collisions and manage the linear and rotational limits of the machine. Auto 5 technology enables the use of shorter, more rigid cutters, with most of the part finished in a single operation.

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