SPRUT-Technology company will show new advanced features of their flagship CAM solution at the EMO trade fair for metalworking technology in Hannover, Germany (Hall 25, Stand C22) from 18th to 23th September 2017.
Highlight of upcoming advanced features:
New format of the machine-tool configuration.
New format contains not only the information about the machine-tool parts but also the data about the installed cutting tools, the fixtures, the reference to the parts to be machined and their origins. The cutting tool data inside the machine-tool configuration is a complex structure that contains:
- Geometric information about the tool shape from the tool catalogue. The shape of the tool can be described as a general form of a solid.
- Feeds and speeds data.
- Composition of all parts that are included into the tool assembly, the way and parameters of the parts connections. Many part are possible. Every part can be also defined by solid.
- Specific machine information like the tool number, the list of the tool tips and numbers of the length correctors.
Support of the 3D solid-state tool
The CAD models of the tools and adapters can be quickly found and loaded from the tools catalogues (Sandvik Coromant catalogue in ISO 13399 format) that are deployed on the SPRUT-Technology servers. Access to the server is performed directly from SprutCAM.
The machine-tool configuration can be easily edited directly in the SprutCAM. It’s possible to add or change the placement of any fixtures (vises, chucks, clamping systems etc). More than one part can be machined in a project. Remounting of the part and equipment for the next setup stage is clear and elegant now.
The programming process is started from the loading of the machine-tool configuration. After that the creation of any strategy is much faster. User just need to select the proper tool from the list, there is no need to fill the dozen fields about sizes and speeds.
New architecture of software significantly reduces the data amount that user have to control when develop the machining process. If the tool data is changed, then all operations, that use this tool will be automatically recalculated. A similar approach is used when work with the part origins (G54-G59).
Dynamic holder collision avoidance
The new Check Holder feature in Roughing Waterline allows to generate toolpaths free of workpiece-holder collisions. It works on the stock model that is dynamically updated during toolpath calculation (the dynamic stock model). The feature greatly simplifies 3+2 roughing.
The new Check Holder feature in the traditional 3d milling operations such as Finishing Plane, Waterline, Drive and others excludes the portions of the toolpath where the holder collides with the part and thus greatly simplifies 3+2 finishing.
The new features are of great value to those who machine sculptures.
G-code based simulation enhanced