Other features include swarf-cutting capabilities as well as a five-axis trimming (wireframe) strategy. Support for B axis (tilting live tooling) enables programming of five-axis milling with Y-axis offsets on lathes and multitask machines equipped with a live-tooling B axis. The software supports thread whirling attachments, making it well-suited for multitask machines with multiple axes (typically running with five-axis simultaneous motion), the company says. Thread whirling attachments provide the rigidity and rotary tools to make screws of high length-to-diameter ratio, such as ballscrews, worm shafts, feed screws and Acme screws.
Editor PickSmartCAMcnc Announces Licensing Agreement with ModuleWorks
Under the agreement, ModuleWorks simulation software will be integrated into SmartCAM v2017 applications.