CNC's Renishaw Tracecut 2D and 3D machining module
order to be effective any scanning system must not only be able to produce
quality scanning it must also be capable of producing CNC programs which
are efficient at machining the part.
Billet CNC offers you a wide range of machining options
and strategies, to cover all your machining needs. The machining strategies
are completely independent of the data capture parameters and probe diameter.
options - 2D
- 2D profiling
- 2D multiple
- Area clearance
functions allow you to machine 2D profiles in a number of ways. Profiles
(either single or multiple) may be machined inside or outside with multiple
offsets and in any number of depth passes. Profiles may also be area cleared
with a variety of strategies.
options - 3D
Terrace milling creates a series of XY contours on the model with a Z
axis cutter feed direction. It is mainly used for roughing or semi-finishing
purposes. Whilst Terrace machining is normally used for roughing because
it offers better cutting than parallel machining, it can nevertheless
be very useful for finish machining, particularly on parts that have vertical
or near vertical walls. It is not suited to finishing near horizontal
machining produces a series of parallel cutter paths at any angle
- milling can be one or two way. Other options include rectangular
spirals with an optional corner radius which can machine from center
out or from outside inwards. Parallel machining can be used for both
roughing and finishing operations.
- Circular machining
This option does not offer any area clearance functions and is intended
for semi-finishing and finishing operations. The cutter path can be
a true circle with stepover or a continuous spiral centered on a defined
point. Cutting can start at at center or at the outside. The maximum
cutting radius is defined by the nearest model edge.
produces a radial cutter path centered on a defined point. The tool
path created is divided into a series of pie segments rather than
being truly radial. This has the advantage that the distance between
tool passes can never be larger than the defined step-over. Radial
machining can be used for both roughing and finishing operations.
machining In addition to the machining options mentioned above, we also provides
a range of options for copy machining.
- Copy machine 3D model as scanned
- Copy a 3D free hand curve
- Copy point to point data
- Copy profile with varying Z-heights
- Copy normal to profile data
simulation - Virtual Milling Machine
The virtual milling machine (VMM)
is an application designed to display, in a graphical format, how the numerical
control (NC) files sent to milling machines will cut the stock material, and
to show the state of the stock at any point throughout the cutting process.
With this capability you can:
- Step line by line through the NC file and spot faulty machine instructions.
- Determine which cutters are responsible for cutting the different areas
of the stock.
- Find errors and machining problems, before wasting valuable machining
- Produce high quality pictures of the finished part before it gets near
a real machine.