4/20/2018

Push-Button Swiss Machine Programming

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Shops of all stripes are looking to the inherent advantages that the sliding headstock design brings to many parts made conventionally. Considering software developed for this class of machine can lead to advantages.

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Simulation using machine specific kinematics significantly reduces concern over interferences within the close confines of the typical Swiss-type machine tool.

Many habits are hard to break. Manually programming a machine tool as complex as a multi-axis Swiss-type lathe shouldn’t be one.

Software advances in the past few years have made the automation of online and off-line programming for Swiss-type machines significantly easier and reliable. Use of simulations, based on the machine’s actual kinematics, assure that collisions happen in software and not on the shop floor.

We published this article, “Automate Programming with CAM” as a snapshot of the ever developing CAM for Swiss machines industry to help shops transition from manual to automated programming. Swiss machining technology is growing across the metalworking spectrum.

Shops of all stripes are looking to the inherent advantages that the sliding headstock design brings to many parts made conventionally. Considering software developed for this class of machine can lead to advantages.

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