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What is EdgeCAM Turning?

 

The EdgeCAM Turning module allows you to use fixed tooling to generate toolpaths from turned geometry. The module permits both Two Axis and Four Axis Turning.

 

Fixed tool types of many styles can be used, and include:

   

Right, left, and neutral handed external turn

     

Right, neutral, and back boring internal turn

     

Grooving and parting tools

     

Threading

       

Drills

       

Taps

       

Standard Two Axis Cycles

       

Rough Turn

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

   

Finish Groove

Move Rapid

Move Feed

   

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Move Constrained

 

Thread

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

     

Standard Four Axis Cycles

       

Balanced Rough Turn

Balanced Straight Turn

   

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

   

In addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed on separate turrets.

 

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

     

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 

Axial Milling

       

Radial Milling

       

Y Axis Milling (Planar)

       

Swept Profiles

       

2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 
     

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

Creating a Profile from Existing Geometry

 

Use the Turned Envelope (Geometry menu) command in Design mode to create a profile from existing

The EdgeCAM Turning module allows you to use fixed tooling to generate toolpaths from turned geometry.

The module permits both Two Axis and Four Axis Turning.

geometry. This feature is used to generate a 2D profile, which represents the total swept area when the

Fixed component tool types is revolved of many through styles 360° can be about used, the and centre include: of revolution.

Smooth – If this box is checked then arcs and lines to be fitted to the generated profile, also the resultant profile Right, is a continuous left, and neutral entity. handed external turn

 

Tolerance – Used by the smoothing process to determine the accuracy of the fit.

Right, neutral, and back boring internal turn

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

Select Grooving any entities and to parting be considered tools during this process (usually using the window icon). You can then deselect The EdgeCAM any entities Turning that module are not allows to be you swept. to use Note: fixed the tooling profile to considers generate the toolpaths horizontal from axis turned of the geometry. active

 

The module permits both Two Axis and Four Axis Turning.

CPL to be the axis of revolution.

Threading

Fixed tool types of many styles can be used, and include:

This example shows a brake master cylinder component that is to be produced on a multi-axis turning

centre:

Drills

 

Taps

Right, left, and neutral handed external turn

   

Right, neutral, and back boring internal turn Standard Two Axis Cycles Grooving and parting tools

   

Threading

Rough Turn

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

   

Drills

     

Finish Groove

Move Rapid

Move Feed

   

Taps

     

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Move Constrained

 

Standard Thread Two Axis Cycles

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

   

Standard Rough Turn Four Axis Cycles

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

   

Finish Groove Balanced Rough Turn

Move

Rapid

Move Feed Balanced Straight Turn

   

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Move Constrained

 

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

   

The turned envelope can be rough turned in preparation for any milling operations that will complete the

Thread

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

 

In process. addition, The any turned Two envelope Axis cycle represents may be synchronised the minimum with boundary another, for provided turning, that without they removing are being stock performed

 

required on separate by the turrets. milling operations for forming geometric features.

Standard Four Axis Cycles Rough turning is often faster than milling operations at stock removal, and tool costs are generally lower.

 

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre Balanced Rough Turn

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

Balanced Straight Turn

 

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

   

Axial Milling In addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed on separate Radial turrets. Milling

 

Y

Axis Milling (Planar)

     

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

   

EdgeCAM Swept Profiles supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 

2D turned Axial profiles Milling may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 

Radial Milling

     

Y

Axis Milling (Planar)

     

Swept Profiles

     

2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 
     

Sweeping the Component Graphics

 

Although you may have defined the profile geometry, you may want to get some idea of what the resulting turned part looks like.

Use the Design mode command Sweep (View menu) to draw repeats of the selected profile at regular

intervals about the Z axis (or any other specified axis). These repeats and related geometry are called “swept graphics”.

 

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

These parameters are important in creating swept graphics:

 

The End EdgeCAM Angle – Specifies Turning the module angle allows at which you the to use last fixed repeat tooling appears. to generate toolpaths from turned geometry. The module permits both Two Axis and Four Axis Turning. Repeats – Specifies the number of repeats to appear in a 360° rotation about the selected axis. Fixed tool types of many styles can be used, and include:

Circles – Check the box to create circles at the ends of the swept entities.

 

Views Right, – Specifies left, and the neutral ports in handed which the external swept turn graphics appear.

   

CPL – Right, Specifies neutral, the axis and back (from boring all available internal CPLs) turn about which the profile is swept.

 

Grooving and parting tools Example Threading

     

Drills

     

Taps

     

Standard Two Axis Cycles

     

Rough Turn

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

   

Finish Groove

Move Rapid

Move Feed

   

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Move Constrained

 

Thread

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

   

Standard Four Axis Cycles

     

Balanced Rough Turn

Balanced Straight Turn

   

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

   

In addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed on separate turrets.

 

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

   

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 

Axial Milling

     

Radial Milling

     

Y Axis Milling (Planar)

     

Swept Profiles

     

2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 
     

Defining Billets

   

A billet represents the initial stock condition. For example if a casting, forging or previously machined component is to be used as the raw material, a profile may be drawn or imported to represent this starting condition.

Many turning cycles can be created to consider this starting condition. When you initialise a machining sequence, you are allowed to select any existing geometry to act as the billet. After this, you can only define continuous entities and toolpaths as the billet geometry.

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

 

The Note: EdgeCAM The billet Turning geometry module should allows not have you any to use re-entrant fixed tooling sections to generate in the profile, toolpaths i.e. the from billet turned must geometry. never

 

The reduce module in size permits in diameter. both Two Axis and Four Axis Turning.

   

Fixed tool types of many styles can be used, and include:

   

See Also Right, left, and neutral handed external turn Using Dynamic Billeting Right, neutral, and back boring internal turn

   

Grooving and parting tools

     

Threading

     

Drills

     

Taps

     

Standard Two Axis Cycles

     

Rough Turn

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

   

Finish Groove

Move Rapid

Move Feed

   

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Move Constrained

 

Thread

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

   

Standard Four Axis Cycles

     

Balanced Rough Turn

Balanced Straight Turn

   

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

   

In addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed on separate turrets.

 

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

   

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 

Axial Milling

     

Radial Milling

     

Y Axis Milling (Planar)

     

Swept Profiles

     

2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 
     

Using Dynamic Billeting

   

In

addition to the starting billet, EdgeCAM allows previous toolpaths to be used to reduce the amount of air

cutting. This is termed ‘Dynamic Billet’, because the material condition can change if previous tool paths are edited.

A

to

rough turning operation may leave material where the geometry of the tool insert will not allow full cutting

 

occur.

 

For example, a right hand tool may leave material that will have to be removed by a left hand tool

afterwards:

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

 
 

The EdgeCAM Turning module allows you to use fixed tooling to generate toolpaths from turned geometry. The module permits both Two Axis and Four Axis Turning.

 

Fixed tool types of many styles can be used, and include:

   
 

Right, left, and neutral handed external turn

   
 

Right, neutral, and back boring internal turn

   
 

Grooving and parting tools

     
 

Threading

     
 

Drills

     
 

Taps

     

Standard Two Axis Cycles

     

Rough Turn

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

   

Finish Groove

Move Rapid

Move Feed

   

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Move Constrained

 

Thread

 

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

   

The toolpath created by the right hand tool can be selected as a dynamic billet when using the left hand

 

tool. Standard Four Axis Cycles

     

Balanced Rough Turn

Balanced Straight Turn

   

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

   

In

addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed

 

on separate turrets.

     

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

   

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 
 

Axial Milling

     
 

Radial Milling

     
 

Y Axis Milling (Planar)

     

Swept Profiles

     

2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 
       

Selecting Override Angles for Turn, Bore and Groove Tools

EdgeCAM calculates the tool clearance angles for a turning cycle based on the tool parameters. For example, Rough Turning would normally cut into any groove by the Side Angle of the Insert. You can override these default angles using the Override Angles (Tooling menu) command. Using this command avoids the need for a toolchange and the associated code in the final NC file.

Check the Override box to apply these parameters to all subsequent cycles:

 

Lead Angle – Specify the absolute angle of the new leading face of the tool insert.

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

 

Trail Angle – Specify the absolute angle of the new trailing face of the tool insert.

 

The EdgeCAM Turning module allows you to use fixed tooling to generate toolpaths from turned geometry.

The Note module that these permits angles both are Two absolute, Axis and taken Four as Axis follows: Turning.

 

Fixed tool types of many styles can be used, and include:

   

Right, left, and neutral handed external turn

   

Right, neutral, and back boring internal turn

   

Grooving and parting tools

     

Threading

     

Drills

     

Taps

     

Standard Two Axis Cycles

     

Rough Turn

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

   

Finish Groove

Move Rapid

Move Feed

   

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Here are two examples of override angles:

Move Constrained

 

Thread

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

   

Standard Four Axis Cycles

     

Balanced Rough Turn

Balanced Straight Turn

   

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

   

In addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed on separate turrets.

 

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

   

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 

Axial Milling

     

Radial Milling

     

Y Axis Milling (Planar)

     

Swept Profiles

     

2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 
     

Adjusting the Start and End Positions

 

The cycle start and end positions are usually altered for two reasons:

 

to

avoid collisions with chuck jaws

 

to

start the cycle off the profile to give a neat run-on.

   

If this feature is available in a cycle, EdgeCAM prompts to ask you if you want to alter the start and end

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

points after you have specified the parameters for the cycle.

 
 

The EdgeCAM Turning module allows you to use fixed tooling to generate toolpaths from turned geometry. The module permits both Two Axis and Four Axis Turning.

 

Fixed tool types of many styles can be used, and include:

   

Right, left, and neutral handed external turn

   

Right, neutral, and back boring internal turn

   

Grooving and parting tools

     

Threading

     

Drills

     

Taps

     

Standard Two Axis Cycles

     

Rough Turn

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

   

Finish Groove

Move Rapid

Move Feed

   

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Move Constrained

 

Thread

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

   

Standard Four Axis Cycles

     

Balanced Rough Turn

Balanced Straight Turn

   

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

   

In addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed on separate turrets.

 

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

   

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 

Axial Milling

     

Radial Milling

     

Y

Axis Milling (Planar)

     

Swept Profiles

     

2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 
     

Selecting the Cut Directions

 

Each turning cycle gives you the choice to define the cut directions. EdgeCAM presents you with the most appropriate directions for the cycle, based upon maximising the time spent cutting and minimising the time spend moving through empty air.

The cut directions are displayed as a two-arrow symbol:

   
 

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

 

The EdgeCAM Turning module allows you to use fixed tooling to generate toolpaths from turned geometry. The module permits both Two Axis and Four Axis Turning.

 

Fixed tool types of many styles can be used, and include:

   

You are Right, prompted left, and to digitise neutral handed the drive/cut external direction. turn Digitise near where the two arrows cross to specify the new directions. The new drive direction is in the direction closest to the digitise:

Right, neutral, and back boring internal turn

 

Grooving and parting tools

     

Threading

     

Drills

     

Taps

     

Standard Two Axis Cycles

     

SeeOverriding the Default Cut Direction.

Finish Turn

Rough Turn

Rough Groove

   

Finish Groove

Move Rapid

Move Feed

   

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Move Constrained

 

Thread

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

   

Standard Four Axis Cycles

     

Balanced Rough Turn

Balanced Straight Turn

   

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

   

In addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed on separate turrets.

 

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

   

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 

Axial Milling

     

Radial Milling

     

Y Axis Milling (Planar)

     

Swept Profiles

     

2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 
     

Overriding the Default Cut Direction

 

EdgeCAM calculates the cut direction for a turning cycle based on the tool parameters and the material boundary.

If you want to override these default directions, use the Cut Directions (Tooling menu) command.

Check the Override box to apply the Drive and Overpass angles to all subsequent cycles.

 

Drive – Specify an angle from 0° to 360°.

   

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

Overpass – Select from plus or minus 90°. This is incremental to the Drive angle, so that Drive and

 

The Overpass EdgeCAM are always Turning at module right angles. allows you to use fixed tooling to generate toolpaths from turned geometry.

 

When The module you want permits to return both to Two using Axis the and default Four cutting Axis Turning. directions, select this command again but make sure that Fixed the tool Override types of box many is clear. styles can be used, and include:

 

Right, left, and neutral handed external turn

   

Right, neutral, and back boring internal turn

   

Grooving and parting tools

     

Threading

     

Drills

     

Taps

     

Standard Two Axis Cycles

     

Rough Turn

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

   

Finish Groove

Move Rapid

Move Feed

   

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Move Constrained

 

Thread

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

   

Standard Four Axis Cycles

     

Balanced Rough Turn

Balanced Straight Turn

   

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

   

In addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed on separate turrets.

 

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

   

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 

Axial Milling

     

Radial Milling

     

Y Axis Milling (Planar)

     

Swept Profiles

     

2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 
     

Two Axis Turning

     

EdgeCAM’s Two Axis Turning module lets you create toolpaths using fixed tooling held in a single turret.

TheseCycles menu commands are available:

   

Straight Turn

Rough Turn

 

Finish Turn

 
 

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

 

The EdgeCAM Turning module allows you to use fixed tooling to generate toolpaths from turned geometry.

Thread

Rough Groove

Finish Groove

 

The module permits both Two Axis and Four Axis Turning.

     

Fixed Rough tool types Profiling of many styles can be used, Rough and Side include: Groove

 

Finish Side Groove

 

Right, left, and neutral handed external turn Operations can be selected from the Operations menu to combine several machining commands:

 

Right, neutral, and back boring internal turn

     

Grooving Straight Turn/Face and parting tools

Turn

     

Threading

       

Drills Groove

Thread

     

Taps

       

Parting Off Standard Two Axis Cycles

       

See Also

       

Multiple Repetitive Stock Removal

Rough Turn

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

   

Rough Cuts for Turning Cycles

Finish Groove

Move Feed

     

Move Rapid

Specifying the Distance Between Cuts

     

Using Multiple Turrets on a Single Slide

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Move Constrained

   

Thread

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

     

Standard Four Axis Cycles

       

Balanced Rough Turn

Balanced Straight Turn

     

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

     

In addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed on separate turrets.

 

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

     

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 

Axial Milling

       

Radial Milling

       

Y Axis Milling (Planar)

       

Swept Profiles

       

2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 
       

Multiple Repetitive Stock Removal

 

This section describes the methods of removing material through sequential passes.

The usual procedure is to first face off the material, to make the part ready for roughing and finishing cycles.

See Also

     

Facing Off the Part

     

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

Removing Spurs of Material on the Spindle Centreline

 

The Roughing EdgeCAM Parts Turning module allows you to use fixed tooling to generate toolpaths from turned geometry. The module permits both Two Axis and Four Axis Turning.

 

Fixed tool types of many styles can be used, and include:

   

Right, left, and neutral handed external turn

   

Right, neutral, and back boring internal turn

   

Grooving and parting tools

     

Threading

     

Drills

     

Taps

     

Standard Two Axis Cycles

     

Rough Turn

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

   

Finish Groove

Move Rapid

Move Feed

   

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Move Constrained

 

Thread

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

   

Standard Four Axis Cycles

     

Balanced Rough Turn

Balanced Straight Turn

   

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

   

In addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed on separate turrets.

 

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

   

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 

Axial Milling

     

Radial Milling

     

Y Axis Milling (Planar)

     

Swept Profiles

     

2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 
     

Facing Off the Part

     

Use the Straight Turn (Cycles menu)

command to take the initial facing cut on the profile, so that

future roughing passes can be taken over a smoother surface.

 

This cycle basically allows you to define two opposite corners of a rectangular area. A toolpath is then generated to cut this area (by using Entity Digitise, Free Digitise or Co-ordinate Input):

 
 

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

 

The EdgeCAM Turning module allows you to use fixed tooling to generate toolpaths from turned geometry. The module permits both Two Axis and Four Axis Turning.

 

Fixed tool types of many styles can be used, and include:

     

Right, left, and neutral handed external turn

     

Right, neutral, and back boring internal turn

     

Grooving and parting tools

     

Threading

       

Drills

       

Taps

       

Note Standard that, although Two Axis you Cycles may have used entity digitises to fix the corners of the rectangular area, only the co- ordinates of these points are used. If you alter the geometry at some later stage, the Straight Turn cycle does not update to reflect the change in geometry.

Rough Turn

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

 

Finish Groove

Move Rapid

Move Feed

   

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Move Constrained

 

Thread

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

     

Standard Four Axis Cycles

       

Balanced Rough Turn

Balanced Straight Turn

   

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

   

In addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed on separate turrets.

 

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

     

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 

Axial Milling

       

Radial Milling

       

Y Axis Milling (Planar)

       

Swept Profiles

       

2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 
     

Removing Spurs of Material on the Spindle Centreline

 

If you are using a tool with a corner radius, be wary of leaving small spurs of material on the spindle centreline. This happens when you select the end point of the profile (which has an X co -ordinate of zero) and cut using a tool with a round nose.

As the toolpath is created from the position of the tool’s Gauge Point, the tool does not actually clear all material down to the centreline (see below).

 
 

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

 

The EdgeCAM Turning module allows you to use fixed tooling to generate toolpaths from turned geometry. The module permits both Two Axis and Four Axis Turning.

 

Fixed tool types of many styles can be used, and include:

     

Right, left, and neutral handed external turn

     

Right, neutral, and back boring internal turn

     

Grooving and parting tools

     

Threading

       

Drills

       

Taps

       

Standard Two Axis Cycles

       

Rough Turn

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

   

Finish Groove

Move Rapid

Move Feed

   

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Move Constrained

 

This problem can be solved by driving the tool past the centreline by an amount equal to the corner radius

Thread

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

 

of the insert (see below).

       

Standard Four Axis Cycles

       

Balanced Rough Turn

Balanced Straight Turn

   

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

   

In addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed on separate turrets.

 

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

     

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 

Axial Milling

       

Radial Milling

       

Y Axis Milling (Planar)

       

Swept Profiles

       

2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions. There are two methods of achieving this:

 
     

By specifying the X co-ordinate in a Straight Turn cycle.

 

By graphically re-positioning the start and end points of a Rough Turn cycle.

To remove a spur by specifying the X co-ordinate

     

To remove a spur by repositioning the start and end points

   
 

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

 

The EdgeCAM Turning module allows you to use fixed tooling to generate toolpaths from turned geometry. The module permits both Two Axis and Four Axis Turning.

 

Fixed tool types of many styles can be used, and include:

   

Right, left, and neutral handed external turn

     

Right, neutral, and back boring internal turn

     

Grooving and parting tools

     

Threading

       

Drills

       

Taps

       

Standard Two Axis Cycles

       

Rough Turn

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

   

Finish Groove

Move Rapid

Move Feed

   

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Move Constrained

 

Thread

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

     

Standard Four Axis Cycles

       

Balanced Rough Turn

Balanced Straight Turn

   

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

   

In addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed on separate turrets.

 

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

     

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 

Axial Milling

       

Radial Milling

       

Y Axis Milling (Planar)

       

Swept Profiles

       

2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 
     

Roughing Turn Parts

   

Use the Rough Turn (Cycles menu) rectangular area.

command to remove material from a profile rather than a

Rough Turn can also be used for more complex parts:

   
 

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

 

The EdgeCAM Turning module allows you to use fixed tooling to generate toolpaths from turned geometry. The module permits both Two Axis and Four Axis Turning.

 

Fixed tool types of many styles can be used, and include:

   

Right, left, and neutral handed external turn

   

Right, neutral, and back boring internal turn

   

Grooving and parting tools

     

Threading

     

Drills

     

Taps

     

Standard Two Axis Cycles

     

Rough Turn

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

   

Finish Groove

Move Rapid

Move Feed

   

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Move Constrained

The material to be removed could be result of a casting process, forging, heat treatment and other

 

processes, where the general shape of the profile is approximately correct but is irregular.

Thread

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

You might also want to rough parts that have been pre-machined, then stress-relieved.

 
 

Standard Four Axis Cycles See Also

     

Approaching, Balanced Rough Retracting Turn and Dwelling

Balanced Straight Turn

   

Backturning Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

   

In addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed on separate turrets.

 

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

   

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 

Axial Milling

     

Radial Milling

     

Y Axis Milling (Planar)

     

Swept Profiles

     

2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 
     

Approaching, Retracting and Dwelling

 

Use Rough Turn's Cycle Control tab to specify parameters that control the tool's approach to and retract from the material. This diagram shows what these parameters control on each cut:

 

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

 

The EdgeCAM Turning module allows you to use fixed tooling to generate toolpaths from turned geometry. The module permits both Two Axis and Four Axis Turning.

 

Fixed tool types of many styles can be used, and include:

   

Right, left, and neutral handed external turn

   

Right, neutral, and back boring internal turn

   

Grooving and parting tools

     

Threading

     

Caution: Drills The approach move does not check to see if the toolpath has cut into the profile shape.

 

Notes: Taps

     

Standard Both Two Length Axis and Cycles Angle must be specified or both left blank.

   

The approach move is always at the feed rate, and is added before the start of each depth of cut. This causes the tool to move back from its original Z start point by the appropriate amount.

 

Rough Turn

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

The retract move is always at the rapid rate.

   

Finish Groove

Move Rapid

The default RetractAngle is 45 degrees.

Move Feed

   

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Move Constrained

 

Dwell Revolutions – On large turned parts you might encounter a problem where the tool 'rapids' off the

 

component before the spindle has completed one revolution, leaving material on the component. Use the

Thread

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

 

Dwell Revolutions parameter to specify the number of revolutions that the machine dwells for at the end of

 

each Standard rough Four pass. Axis After Cycles each dwell the tool pulls out at the rapid rate (see below).

 

Balanced Rough Turn

Balanced Straight Turn

   

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

   

In addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed on separate turrets.

 

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

   

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 

Axial Milling

     

Radial Milling Important Y Axis Note Milling on Code (Planar) Generators For the modifiers described above to work correctly, you must use a suitably modified Code Generator file.

 

The line (in the Code Generator source file) containing the Rough Turn macro must be modified as follows:

 

Swept %MACRO=4=RT=Rough Profiles turn area clearance=5,7,10,30,31,21,40,41,135 2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 
     

Backturning

       

A Rough Turn cycle can leave areas of the profile uncut because of the geometry of the profile and the geometry of the complete tool (not just the insert).

 

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

 

The EdgeCAM Turning module allows you to use fixed tooling to generate toolpaths from turned geometry. The module permits both Two Axis and Four Axis Turning.

 

Fixed tool types of many styles can be used, and include:

     

Right, left, and neutral handed external turn

     

Right, neutral, and back boring internal turn

     

Grooving and parting tools

       

Threading

         

Drills

         

Taps

         

Standard Two Axis Cycles

         

The solution to this problem lies in using a left-handed tool.

     

These “shadowed” areas can be backturned using a left handed tool in a Rough Turn cycle. Select the

Rough Turn

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

 

toolpath produced by the first Rough Turn cycle to define the billet geometry for the left-handed Rough

 

Turn. Finish Groove

Move Rapid

 

Move Feed

   

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

 

Move Constrained

 

Thread

Hole cycles (Fixed

tool)

     

Standard Four Axis Cycles

         

Balanced Rough Turn

Balanced Straight Turn

   

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

   

In addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed on separate turrets.

 

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

       

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 

button Axial or grooving Milling tools could also be used to clear difficult areas in only one cycle, although you must consider Radial the strength Milling of the tool against the toughness of the material. For example, a button tool would be ideal for cutting plastic but not a sensible choice for cutting hard steel. Y Axis Milling (Planar)

 

See Also

         

Swept Profiles

Rough Cuts for Turning Cycles

         

2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 
     

Making Finishing Passes

   

You can use any of these cycles to make a finishing pass:

 

Finish Turn (Cycles menu)

   

Relative (Move menu)

     

Constrained (Move menu)

   

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

Relative 2 (Move menu) The EdgeCAM Turning module allows you to use fixed tooling to generate toolpaths from turned geometry. The module permits both Two Axis and Four Axis Turning.

 

Fixed tool types of many styles can be used, and include:

   

Right, left, and neutral handed external turn

   

Right, neutral, and back boring internal turn

   

Grooving and parting tools

     

Threading

     

Drills

     

Taps

     

Standard Two Axis Cycles

     

Rough Turn

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

   

Finish Groove

Move Rapid

Move Feed

   

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Move Constrained

 

Thread

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

   

Standard Four Axis Cycles

     

Balanced Rough Turn

Balanced Straight Turn

   

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

   

In addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed on separate turrets.

 

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

   

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 

Axial Milling

     

Radial Milling

     

Y Axis Milling (Planar)

     

Swept Profiles

     

2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 
     

Using Finish Turn

   

Use the Finish Turn

cycle to finish or semi-finish the profile.

 

The cycle uses standard parameters apart from these:

 

Lead– Selecting this tab buttons displays the parameters controlling the tool as it moves onto and off of the profile:

 

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

Angle In/Out – Specify the angle used with an arc lead in or out. The value may be between 5° and 360°.

 

The Radius EdgeCAM In/Out Turning – Specify module the radius allows of an you arc to lead use fixed in or tooling out. to generate toolpaths from turned geometry. The Length module In /Out permits – Specify both Two the length Axis and of a Four straight Axis lead Turning. in or out. Fixed tool types of many styles can be used, and include:

 

Right, left, and neutral handed external turn

   

Right, neutral, and back boring internal turn

   

Grooving and parting tools

     

Threading

     

Drills

     

Taps

     

Standard Two Axis Cycles

     

Rough Turn

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

   

Finish Groove

Move Rapid

Move Feed

   

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Move Constrained

 

Thread

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

   

Standard Four Axis Cycles

     

Balanced Rough Turn

Balanced Straight Turn

   

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

   

In addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed on separate turrets.

 

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

   

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 

Axial Milling

     

Radial Milling

     

Y Axis Milling (Planar)

     

Swept Profiles

     

2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 
     

Rough Profile Turning

     

Use the Rough Profile (Cycles Menu) command to remove material in successive passes along the profile.

 

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

 

The EdgeCAM Turning module allows you to use fixed tooling to generate toolpaths from turned geometry. The module permits both Two Axis and Four Axis Turning.

 

Fixed tool types of many styles can be used, and include:

   

Right, left, and neutral handed external turn

     

Right, neutral, and back boring internal turn

     

Grooving and parting tools

     

Threading

       

Drills

       

Beginning Taps from the digitised start point this cycle makes successive passes following the profile to remove material in the specified cut increments. A finishing allowance, specified as X and Z offsets can be left on the Standard defined Two profile. Axis Cycles

 

Rough Turn

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

   

Finish Groove

Move Rapid

Move Feed

   

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Move Constrained

 

Thread

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

     

Standard Four Axis Cycles

       

Balanced Rough Turn

Balanced Straight Turn

   

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

   

In addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed on separate turrets.

 

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

     

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 

Axial Milling

       

Radial Milling

       

Y Axis Milling (Planar)

       

Swept Profiles

       

2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 
     

Thread Cutting

   

Use the Thread (Cycles menu)

command to turn internal or external threads.

The geometry for a turned thread is basically a single line; the other parameters for the thread are defined

when you specify the cycle parameters.

 

Using the threading cycle on a turn feature

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

 

When The EdgeCAM clicking on Turning a feature module to select allows it for you the to threading use fixed tooling cycle, the to generate feature entity toolpaths will be from threaded turned if geometry. it contains a The single module line as permits the profile both Two (e.g. Axis a manual and Four feature Axis was Turning. created by picking an aligned cylinder or cone).

 

We recommend that manual turn features be used for turn threading associativity. Manual turn features will have Fixed a tool consistent types of direction many styles based can on be material used, and side. include: If necessary, the direction of the cycle can be reversed in the Edit command by using the Reverse Material check box (this will be remembered on a solid reload). Right, left, and neutral handed external turn

 

See Also Right, neutral, and back boring internal turn

   

Approaching Grooving the and Thread parting tools

     

Specifying Threading Thread Depth Parameters

   

Drills

     

Taps

     

Standard Two Axis Cycles

     

Rough Turn

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

   

Finish Groove

Move Rapid

Move Feed

   

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Move Constrained

 

Thread

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

   

Standard Four Axis Cycles

     

Balanced Rough Turn

Balanced Straight Turn

   

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

   

In addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed on separate turrets.

 

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

   

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 

Axial Milling

     

Radial Milling

     

Y Axis Milling (Planar)

     

Swept Profiles

     

2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 
     

Approaching the Thread

   

Approach Angle – Specifies the compensation angle for the start position of each pass, measured clockwise from the tool cut direction:

 

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

 

The EdgeCAM Turning module allows you to use fixed tooling to generate toolpaths from turned geometry. The module permits both Two Axis and Four Axis Turning.

 

Fixed tool types of many styles can be used, and include:

   

Right, left, and neutral handed external turn

     

Right, neutral, and back boring internal turn

     

Grooving and parting tools

     

Threading

       

Drills

       

Taps

       

Standard Two Axis Cycles

       

Rough Turn

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

   

Finish Groove

Move Rapid

Move Feed

   

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Move Constrained

 

Retract Angle – Specify the retraction angle for the end of each threading pass, measured anticlockwise

 

from Thread the tool retract direction

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

     

Lead In/Out – Specify the tool lead in/out distance as the number of Pitch lengths the tool must lead in or

 

out Standard by along Four the Axis line selected Cycles as the drive line for the cycle.

   

Balanced Rough Turn

Balanced Straight Turn

   

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

   

In addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed on separate turrets.

 

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

     

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 

Axial Milling

       

Radial Milling

       

Y Axis Milling (Planar)

       

Swept Profiles

       

2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 
     

Specifying Thread Depth Parameters

 

These parameters offer several alternate methods of specifying how the thread is to be cut to depth.

 

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

 

The EdgeCAM Turning module allows you to use fixed tooling to generate toolpaths from turned geometry. The module permits both Two Axis and Four Axis Turning.

 

Fixed tool types of many styles can be used, and include:

   

Right, left, and neutral handed external turn

   

Right, neutral, and back boring internal turn

   

Grooving and parting tools

     

Threading

     

Drills

     

Taps

     

Degression Standard Two Factor Axis Cycles Specify a factor to calculate how the depth of cut for each successive pass is reduced.

 

Total Depth – Specify the total depth of the thread as measured from the crest of the thread to the root.

Rough Turn

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

 

Cut Increment – Specify the distance the tool moves in the cut direction with each pass. If the cut factor is

 

Finish Groove

Move Rapid

Move Feed

not 1.0 then the Cut Increment represents only the first depth of cut as the toolpath will degress in depth.

 

Number of Passes – Specify the total number of cutting passes for the tool to reach the Total Depth (less

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Move Constrained

 

any Thread Spring Depth).

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

   

Final Increment – Specify the last cut increment. Actual cut increments for each pass are interpolated from the Cut Increment and the Final Increment. Standard Four Axis Cycles Start Depth – Specify an offset start depth from the drive line.

 

Spring Cuts – Specify the number of finishing passes made from the Spring Depth to the Total Depth. This

allows Balanced for any Rough “spring” Turn in the tool.

Balanced Straight Turn

Spring Depth – Specify the depth of material to be removed using spring cuts.

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

 
 

In addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed on separate turrets.

 

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

   

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 

Axial Milling

     

Radial Milling

     

Y Axis Milling (Planar)

     

Swept Profiles

     

2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 
     

Grooving

   

There are two main methods of cutting grooves with fixed tooling:

 

Forming grooves with the tool shape

 

Generating grooves, where the groove does not match the tool shape.

 

You can also make grooves using driven tooling in Rotary mode. For more details, see Milling in Rotary

 

Mode.

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

 

The EdgeCAM Turning module allows you to use fixed tooling to generate toolpaths from turned geometry.

 

See Also

The module permits both Two Axis and Four Axis Turning.

   

Forming Grooves

Fixed tool types of many styles can be used, and include:

   

Important Note on Angled Grooves Right, left, and neutral handed external turn Generating Grooves Right, neutral, and back boring internal turn Selecting a Rough Grooving Strategy Grooving and parting tools Peck Grooving Threading Finishing Strategies for Grooves Drills Side Grooving Taps

   

Standard Two Axis Cycles

     

Rough Turn

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

   

Finish Groove

Move Rapid

Move Feed

   

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Move Constrained

 

Thread

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

   

Standard Four Axis Cycles

     

Balanced Rough Turn

Balanced Straight Turn

   

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

   

In addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed on separate turrets.

 

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

   

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 

Axial Milling

     

Radial Milling

     

Y Axis Milling (Planar)

     

Swept Profiles

     

2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 
     

Forming Grooves

   

This type of grooving is where the tool shape and orientation generate the profile.

Use the Move menu commands Feed or Relative for feeding in, and Rapid,Feed or Relative for retracting the tool.

Approach the work and use a Relative-type move to position for the cycle. For more details, see Moving Relative to andConstrained by Entities.

 

Perform the cycle.

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

 

Insert The EdgeCAM a Dwell (M-Functions Turning module menu) allows for you one to or use two fixed revolutions tooling to of generate the spindle toolpaths because from the turned part must geometry. finish

 

its The cut module at depth permits to ensure both all Two cutting Axis and has Four finished. Axis Making Turning. the cut in one revolution leaves material uncut as

the tool moves to depth, as shown in this end-on view:

Fixed tool types of many styles can be used, and include:

 

Right, left, and neutral handed external turn

   

Right, neutral, and back boring internal turn

   

Grooving and parting tools

     

Threading

     

Drills

     

Taps

     

Standard Two Axis Cycles

     

Rough Turn

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

   

Finish Groove

Move Rapid

Move Feed

   

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Move Constrained

 

Thread

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

   

Standard Four Axis Cycles

     

Balanced Rough Turn

Balanced Straight Turn

   

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

   

In addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed on separate turrets.

 

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

   

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 

Axial Milling

     

Radial Milling

     

Y Axis Milling (Planar)

     

Swept Profiles

     

2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 
     

Important Note on Angled Grooves

   

You can groove in and rapid out, but, where grooves are angled, you must feed back along the toolpath to avoid making a rapid move through the material. This is because some machines do not move in a straight line when in rapid motion.

 

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

 

The EdgeCAM Turning module allows you to use fixed tooling to generate toolpaths from turned geometry. The module permits both Two Axis and Four Axis Turning.

 

Fixed tool types of many styles can be used, and include:

   

Right, left, and neutral handed external turn

     

Right, neutral, and back boring internal turn

     

Grooving and parting tools

     

Threading

       

Drills

       

Taps

       

Standard Two Axis Cycles

       

Rough Turn

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

   

Finish Groove

Move Rapid

Move Feed

   

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Move Constrained

 

Thread

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

     

Standard Four Axis Cycles

       

Balanced Rough Turn

Balanced Straight Turn

   

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

   

In addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed on separate turrets.

 

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

     

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 

Axial Milling

       

Radial Milling

       

Y Axis Milling (Planar)

       

Swept Profiles

       

2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 
     

Generating Grooves

     

This type of groove cutting is where the tool shape does not match that of groove, so the groove must be first roughed and then finished.

You can use the Rough Turn or Rough Groove cycles to remove the initial stock, and then a Finish Groove

cycle to complete the groove.

 
 

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

 

The EdgeCAM Turning module allows you to use fixed tooling to generate toolpaths from turned geometry. The module permits both Two Axis and Four Axis Turning.

 

Fixed tool types of many styles can be used, and include:

   

Right, left, and neutral handed external turn

     

Right, neutral, and back boring internal turn

     

Grooving and parting tools

     

Threading

       

Drills

       

Taps

       

Standard Two Axis Cycles

       

Rough Turn

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

   

Finish Groove

Move Rapid

Move Feed

   

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Move Constrained

 

Thread

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

     

Standard Four Axis Cycles

       

Balanced Rough Turn

Balanced Straight Turn

   

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

   

In addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed on separate turrets.

 

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

     

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 

Axial Milling

       

Radial Milling

       

Y Axis Milling (Planar)

       

Swept Profiles

       

2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 
     

Selecting a Rough Grooving Strategy

   

Once you have selected the Rough Groove cycle, you need to pick a strategy for cutting the groove.

All strategies involve an initial drive down at the centre of the groove.

 

See Also

       

Sequential Grooving

       

Centre-Sequential Grooving

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

 

The Centre EdgeCAM Alternate Turning Grooving module allows you to use fixed tooling to generate toolpaths from turned geometry. The module permits both Two Axis and Four Axis Turning.

 

Fixed tool types of many styles can be used, and include:

   

Right, left, and neutral handed external turn

     

Right, neutral, and back boring internal turn

     

Grooving and parting tools

     

Threading

       

Drills

       

Taps

       

Standard Two Axis Cycles

       

Rough Turn

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

   

Finish Groove

Move Rapid

Move Feed

   

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Move Constrained

 

Thread

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

     

Standard Four Axis Cycles

       

Balanced Rough Turn

Balanced Straight Turn

   

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

   

In addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed on separate turrets.

 

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

     

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 

Axial Milling

       

Radial Milling

       

Y Axis Milling (Planar)

       

Swept Profiles

       

2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 
     

Sequential Grooving

     

This is the default strategy. The tool drives down repeatedly, with each new cut moving from the start point to the edge of the groove.

 

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

 

The EdgeCAM Turning module allows you to use fixed tooling to generate toolpaths from turned geometry. The module permits both Two Axis and Four Axis Turning.

 

Fixed tool types of many styles can be used, and include:

   

Right, left, and neutral handed external turn

     

Right, neutral, and back boring internal turn

     

Grooving and parting tools

     

Threading

       

Drills

       

Taps

       

Standard Two Axis Cycles

       

Rough Turn

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

   

Finish Groove

Move Rapid

Move Feed

   

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Move Constrained

 

Thread

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

     

Standard Four Axis Cycles

       

Balanced Rough Turn

Balanced Straight Turn

   

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

   

In addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed on separate turrets.

 

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

     

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 

Axial Milling

       

Radial Milling

       

Y Axis Milling (Planar)

       

Swept Profiles

       

2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 
     

Centre-Sequential Grooving

   

After the initial central cut, each new cut is then made sequentially towards the edge of the groove.

Once the tool reaches the edge, it is repositioned at the centre and works out to the other edge of the groove.

 

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

 

The EdgeCAM Turning module allows you to use fixed tooling to generate toolpaths from turned geometry. The module permits both Two Axis and Four Axis Turning.

 

Fixed tool types of many styles can be used, and include:

   

Right, left, and neutral handed external turn

     

Right, neutral, and back boring internal turn

     

Grooving and parting tools

     

Threading

       

Drills

       

Taps

       

Standard Two Axis Cycles

       

Rough Turn

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

   

Finish Groove

Move Rapid

Move Feed

   

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Move Constrained

 

Thread

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

     

Standard Four Axis Cycles

       

Balanced Rough Turn

Balanced Straight Turn

   

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

   

In addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed on separate turrets.

 

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

     

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 

Axial Milling

       

Radial Milling

       

Y Axis Milling (Planar)

       

Swept Profiles

       

2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 
     

Centre Alternate Grooving

   

The tool then drives down on one side of the initial cut.

 

The tool repositions to the opposite side of the initial cut and drives down again.

This continues, with the tool working out from the initial cut on either side until it reaches both edges of the

groove.

 
 

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

 

The EdgeCAM Turning module allows you to use fixed tooling to generate toolpaths from turned geometry. The module permits both Two Axis and Four Axis Turning.

 

Fixed tool types of many styles can be used, and include:

   

Right, left, and neutral handed external turn

     

Right, neutral, and back boring internal turn

     

Grooving and parting tools

     

Threading

       

Drills

       

Taps

       

Standard Two Axis Cycles

       

Rough Turn

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

   

Finish Groove

Move Rapid

Move Feed

   

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Move Constrained

 

Thread

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

     

Standard Four Axis Cycles

       

Balanced Rough Turn

Balanced Straight Turn

   

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

   

In addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed on separate turrets.

 

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

     

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 

Axial Milling

       

Radial Milling

       

Y Axis Milling (Planar)

       

Swept Profiles

       

2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 
     

Peck Grooving

   

ThePecking parameters on the Advanced tab of the Grooving cycle allow you to control the depth of the cut by specifying a peck increment.

Peck Increment – Specifies the depth for each cut.

   

Retract Distance – Specifies an incremental amount for the tool to retract after each peck. If left blank, the

 

tool will retract to the start height.

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

 

No Peck Adjustment – By default, all pecks will be equal. Check this box to allow the last cut to be The adjusted, EdgeCAM i.e. it may Turning be less module than allows the peck you increment. to use fixed tooling to generate toolpaths from turned geometry. The module permits both Two Axis and Four Axis Turning. Apply to First Cut Only – If checked, only the first cut is pecked. Subsequent cuts are done without

pecking Fixed tool and types the of tool many will plunge styles can to finish be used, depth and in one include: move.

 

Specifying Right, a left, Dwell and Time neutral handed external turn

   

The Dwell Right, Revolutions neutral, and (General back boring tab) internal parameter turn allows you to specify the number of revolutions for the tool

 

to dwell Grooving at the bottom and parting of each tools cut. This is converted to a time in the postprocessor and allows for the removal of swarf. Threading

 

Drills

     

Taps

     

Standard Two Axis Cycles

     

Rough Turn

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

   

Finish Groove

Move Rapid

Move Feed

   

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Move Constrained

 

Thread

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

   

Standard Four Axis Cycles

     

Balanced Rough Turn

Balanced Straight Turn

   

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

   

In addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed on separate turrets.

 

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

   

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 

Axial Milling

     

Radial Milling

     

Y Axis Milling (Planar)

     

Swept Profiles

     

2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 
     

Finishing Strategies for Grooves

 

You can use two cycles to finish a groove:

 

Finish Groove (Cycles menu)

 

Finish Turn (Cycles menu)

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

 

The The EdgeCAM difference between Turning module these two allows cycles you is to illustrated use fixed in tooling the following to generate diagrams. toolpaths from turned geometry.

 

The Finish module Groove permits both Two Axis and Four Axis Turning.

   

Fixed Finish tool Turn types of many styles can be used, and include:

   

Right, left, and neutral handed external turn See Also Right, neutral, and back boring internal turn Side Grooving Grooving and parting tools

   

Threading

     

Drills

     

Taps

     

Standard Two Axis Cycles

     

Rough Turn

Finish Turn

Rough Groove

   

Finish Groove

Move Rapid

Move Feed

   

Move Relative

Move Relative 2

Move Constrained

 

Thread

Hole cycles (Fixed tool)

   

Standard Four Axis Cycles

     

Balanced Rough Turn

Balanced Straight Turn

   

Mirror Rough Turn

Mirror Straight Turn

   

In addition, any Two Axis cycle may be synchronised with another, provided that they are being performed on separate turrets.

 

Driven Tools on a Turning Centre

   

EdgeCAM supports milling and drilling of 2D geometry on a turned part in three modes:

 

Axial Milling

     

Radial Milling

     

Y Axis Milling (Planar)

     

Swept Profiles

     

2D turned profiles may be swept to represent the turned component in three dimensions.

 
     

Side Grooving

   

These cycles are designed to use the specific properties of side grooving tools:

Rough Side Groove

   

Finish Side Groove

     
 

What is EdgeCAM Turning?

 

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The EdgeCAM Turning module allows you to use fixed tooling to generate toolpaths from turned geometry. linear; The module but a function permits both of the Two side Axis cutting and forces, Four Axis cutting Turning. speed, depth of cut, insert clamping and the material.

To maintain a high degree of accuracy and surface quality (and to avoid possible insert breakage), these