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Edgecam 4 Axis Machining

Advanced CADCAM Software Solutions For The Manufacturing Industry.

EDGECAM seamlessly integrates 4 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. Edgecam offers a wide range of 4 axis strategies applicable to solid and surface geometry.

Features at a glance:

  • Intuitive, easy-to-use graphical user interface.
  • Ideal for the rotary machining of automotive and aerospace components.
  • Wide range of advanced options providing complete control of the tool.
  • Edgecam has now made this easier to use with the operational style interface yet still

have all the control required for the higher demands such as :

  • SWARF cutting for machining of variable taper walls.
  • Full support for all common tool profiles, including lollipop cutters.
  • Easy-to-use machining strategies are geared to maximize productivity and quality.

Edgecam's 4 axis strategies are ideal for the rotary machining of automotive and aerospace components such as camshafts, crankshafts, and blades, as well as the production of rotary dies and components for the oil & gas industry.

4 axis simultaneous machining offer key advantages over conventional indexed 3-Axis machining:

  • Reduced cycle time by machining complex components in a single setup. In addition, dimensional accuracy can be significantly improved through the elimination of positioning errors between setups.
  • Improved surface finish and extended tool life are achieved by orienting the tool to maintain optimum tool to-part contact at all times.
  • Improved access to undercuts and deep pockets - through tilting the tool or component allows shorter series tooling to be employed, eliminating the need for secondary setups.
  • Reduced fixturing, as the cutter can be presented to the component at any required angle.

Turn Milling -  Use the 4th axis rotary attachment on the milling machine to produce a turned shaft using milling cutters rather than using a lathe for a partial operation. This process relies on the percentage engagement of the milling cutter while rotating the component which is made simple using Edgecam. The same principal is also used to produce cam forms.

Simulator for 3D -  The Machine Simulator offers full simulation of the machine tool and machining process, as well as detecting collisions between machine, holders, tooling, helping you to :

  • Avoid expensive collisions
  • Optimise the cutting process
  • Avoid costly prove-outs.
  • Reduce cycle time
  • 'View Comparison' identifying areas of un-cut material



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