FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Arthur Machinery-Florida offers FeatureCAM Programming Software
Tampa, Florida: (Dec 2014) Arthur Machinery-Florida offers FeatureCAM Programming Software, Training and support services from ProFORCE Integrated Solutions. The 2015 version of FeatureCAM feature-based CAM system with a range of enhancements in multi-axis machining and wire EDM make the software even more powerful and easier to use.
FeatureCAM was the world’s first feature-based programming software when it was launched in 1995. Constant development since then has ensured improved programming speed and ease of use. More efficient tool paths are available for greater productivity with mill-turn machines, five-axis mills and wire EDM equipment.
In FeatureCAM 2015, programming of complex parts has been made easier and more reliable with the addition of automatic collision checking, for both three-axis roughing and finishing tool paths. “Maximum machine stock” function, removes direct moves where clipping has occurred.
Another improvement in three-axis machining allows stock models to be used with other geometry, such as the part surface dimensions, solid models, the stock dimensions and boundary curves. This addition gives better control over the area to be machined and gives more efficient machining specific areas and eliminates air-cutting.
Five-axis programming has been made easier in FeatureCAM 2015. And improvements have been introduced to make turning with FeatureCAM more efficient. The software now produces tool paths that rapid up and over previously machined diameters, rather than feeding along them. This reduces the overall cycle time and avoids dragging of the tool.
‘Pinch and follow’ turning can now be chosen when machining components using the ‘face’ or ‘back face’ cycles. Using this method gives better results since having the tools cut in opposing directions to each other means that the cutting forces are better balanced.
FeatureCAM 2015 also provides full-machine simulation and post-processing for the rotating sub-spindle on turn-mill equipment. The user has full control over the angle of the sub-spindle, with the software inserting automatically an operation on each channel so that the lower turret is positioned correctly prior to the movement of the sub-spindle.
For users of wire EDM, FeatureCAM 2015 provides an expanded wire-cut database to support multiple machines with varying formats and methods of operation, with the ability to specify nozzle type and fluid type as well as material type and thickness, wire type and diameter. This gives more flexibility by providing the option to store and apply a greater variety of different parameters.
Finally, FeatureCAM 2015 allows easier programming of families of parts. Working with the part library, the software matches the names of features within the part library with user-created curves relating to those features. This makes the programming of subsequent parts in the family much easier and faster.
Bob Arthur states that Dwight Daniel has been a great partner offering programming software for all their customers.
For more information:
Dwight Daniel, FeatureCAM Specialist
ProFORCE Integrated Solutions
Palm City, FL
Clark Shafer, Sales Coordinator
5903 Johns Rd, Tampa FL 33634
Contact: Clark Shafer, Sales Coordinator
5903 Johns Rd., Tampa Florida 33634
813-887-4455, 813-887-4456 F