Surfcam provides functionality to generate efficient toolpaths from wireframe and solid geometry on a variety of machine tool configurations, ranging from 2.5 axis to complex 3 to 5 axis milling machines.
Surfcam Turning provides functionality for a wide range of machine tools, including 2-axis lathes, multi-turret configurations, subspindle turning centers and mill/turn machines. Surfcam produces advanced rough (Waveform) and finish turning cycles, together with support for facing, boring and drilling.
Surfcam seamlessly integrates 4 and 5 axis simultaneous machining within its milling and mill/turn environment to allow a range of multiaxis cutting strategies to be applied to the most complex tooling or components.
Waveform roughing strategy is a high speed machining technique that maintains a constant tool cutting load by ensuring the tool engagement into the material is consistent. The tool path moves in a smooth path to avoid sharp changes in direction which maintains the machine tool’s velocity.