CAM With Increased Support For Mill-Turn

FeatureCAM 2009 has increased support for mill-turn equipment, focusing on support for the more complex machines, those featuring multiple turrets and/or multiple spindles. Additional post-processors for these types of machines have also been introduced. Work has continued on extending the range of five-axis optio

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FeatureCAM 2009 has increased support for mill-turn equipment, focusing on support for the more complex machines, those featuring multiple turrets and/or multiple spindles. Additional post-processors for these types of machines have also been introduced.

Work has continued on extending the range of five-axis options introduced in FeatureCAM 2008. The software now supports both positional and continuous five-axis operation, five-axis turning and five-axis drilling. All these options allow productivity to be improved by enabling parts to be produced in one or two setups that would otherwise require multiple setups or special fixturing.

Developments have continued with the more fundamental machining operations. The main enhancements to the FeatureTurn module has been the addition of support for form tools. Other improvements include more efficient threading, better control of undercutting and extra options for pre-drilling before boring.