Make Parts Faster with Automated CAM
From the IMTS Technology e-Newsletter (Sponsored)
Instead of having to program a machine stage by stage, the operator can program it using everyday shop terms, such as ‘turn’, ‘bore’, ‘bolt’, etc. It has sufficient intelligence to recognize needs and requirements from such terms and will automatically adopt the right speed and torque strengths without having to be instructed, line by line.
There are other software apps that offer similar functions, but FeatureCAM has the advantage that they are built in as features from the ground up. Every non-essential step that can be taken out of the process helps with speed and consistency, in software programs as much as in lean manufacturing.
New in FeatureCAM 2019 is the Directed Automated Feature Recognition (DAFR) capability, which automatically recognizes holes, bosses, sides and pockets in a single workflow, which enables faster programming. While standard AFR slices the model in the active Z axis and produces complete features as it makes its way down the model, DAFR allows the user to select the features they want even before recognition begins.