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Mill-Turn (Live-C) Machining

CAMWorks Mill-Turn module provides a programming solution for milling and turning in the same machine tool. Mill-turn machines are capable of performing turning and milling operations in a single setup that can reduce part handling and increase production . Mill-Turn machining cycles are available for C, Y and B axis machining at compound angles and on the Face, ID and OD of a part.

Extends Capabilities of the CAMWorks System


*  The same Mill and Turn features, identified by Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR) and defined using Interactive Feature Recognition (IFR) are supported in Mill-Turn. IFR can be used to define 3-Axis features for Y-axis milling. For cylindrical features that would be machined by C-axis motion, Mill-Turn includes a new interactively defined Wrapped feature.
*  The operations that are generated for features are the same as the current operations in CAMWorks 2.5 Axis Milling and 3 Axis Milling. These include automatic roughing, finishing, thread milling and single point (drilling, boring, reaming, tapping) cycles and all Advanced 3 Axis cycles. All machining operations are defined, calculated and verified in the SolidWorks environment.
*  Automatic roughing, finishing, grooving, threading, cutoff and single point cycles are the same as the current CAMWorks Turning.

C, Y and B Axis Machining

Machining cycles are available for C, Y and B axis machining at compound angles and on the Face, ID and OD of a part.

The following mill tool axis motion's are supported:

C-Axis OD (OD Free, Wrapped)

*  Generates wrapped toolpath on a cylinder about the turning axis (Z). Z and C are controlled simultaneously while the tool stays on the centerline of the part.

Y Axis OD (OD Fixed)


*  Toolpath is generated on a fixed C axis position.
*  For 2½ Axis Milling, the tool moves to depth in X with Y,Z simultaneous cutting.

B-Axis OD

*  Toolpath is generated on a fixed C and B axis position
*  For 2½ Axis Milling, the tool moves to depth in one axis with simultaneous
    cutting in other axes.

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Face Milling (Fixed, Free)

For 2½ Axis Milling, the tool positions to depth in Z with X,Y simultaneous or X,C simultaneous cutting.