Standard features of the turning system include turning and taper cycles that use a graphical interface with conversational-type data entry for simplicity and programming ease. In addition, the system allows for the capability of threading. It offers 15 tool offsets, diameter/radius programming and even axes coupling. Additional standard features include fine/course resolution selection, inch/metric programming, absolute/incremental selection and tool nose radius compensation.
The system can be customized by parameter for milling, boring, turning, grinding or general-purpose applications. Intuitive graphic help screens are used for each application to ensure easy operation, the company says.
The company also offers the 8055 i CNC system for milling, turning and grinding applications.
Editor PickCAM, Simulation Software Handles Multitasking Machine Operations
3D Systems will be showcasing its GibbsCAM CNC programming software, with demonstrations focusing on programming, simulation and postprocessing for standard and Swiss-type multitasking machines.