B-Axis Turning Cycle Among Surfcam 2017 R2 Updates

Originally titled 'B-Axis Turning Cycle Among Software Updates'

Vero Software’s Surfcam 2017 R2 allows greater accessibility when machining complex profiles in how it positions the insert by introducing a turning cycle that includes B-axis movements while machining on a turning center. 

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Vero Software’s Surfcam 2017 R2 allows greater accessibility when machining complex profiles in how it positions the insert by introducing a turning cycle that includes B-axis movements while machining on a turning center. According to the company, the toolholder is gouge-protected during deployment, and users can attain additional control over the toolpath by deploying over-ride angles.

There are nearly 20 upgrades available with Surfcam 2017 R2, including those for turning, milling, simulation, and wire EDM functionality. With an upgrade to Surfcam Feature Finding, information transmitted by CadLink is enhanced so that limits and fit data are now passed to the Surfcam feature. This support covers Creo, Solidwork and Inventor files. 

The Live Job Reports function was previously run as a Windows service. Surfcam 2017 R2 swaps it to a desktop application and can be used for altering user profiles.

Cycle dialogs like slot milling, project flow curves and project circular pattern cycles have all been updated with pictures and context-sensitive help. This feature not only assists regular users to interpret infrequently used commands, but it also aids users to understand fundamental functionality, the company says.

The Inspection Module offers ease of use and probe path generation for both in-process and end-item part inspection. According to the company, it provides an environment for on-machine probing, supporting an array of feature types, path creation and report generation.

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