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1 EdgeCAM Solid Machinist for SolidWorks

2 EdgeCAM Solid Machinist for SolidWorks
Turning Production Milling Surface Machining

3 EdgeCAM Turning This presentation shows a SolidWorks part on a sub-spindle, twin turret, mill/turn lathe.

4 Use the EdgeCAM launch button within SolidWorks to load the part into EdgeCAM.

5 The part is loaded directly into EdgeCAM as a solid model.

6 Using Feature Finder, EdgeCAM finds the turned features.
Note: The feature profiles generated are of the maximum turned sweep and not just a simple section.

7 Create stock around the part.

8 Insert lathe including chucks, headstock and slides.

9 Enter manufacturing mode.

10 Notice that an associative copy of the part, with features, has been transferred to the sub-spindle.

11 Open the Instruction Browser
Open the Instruction Browser. This machine has an upper and lower tool turret. These are shown side by side in the browser. The screen has also been split into two and zoomed into the component areas to be machined.

12 Face the part in the main spindle.
Notice the Time Line. This will expand as new toolpaths are added.

13 Turn the OD and undercut.

14 Now using the lower turret, face the back of the part in the sub-spindle.

15 The profile of the part can now be milled using C axis milling.

16 Spaces are added to the browser to provide clarity.
Add synchronization to ensure that subsequent events do not take place until both the main and sub-spindle have finished what they are doing. Spaces are added to the browser to provide clarity.

17 Dock the sub-spindle with the main spindle to pick up the component.

18 The part is now complete.



21 EdgeCAM is constantly looking at the original SolidWorks model and automatically reports if it has been updated.

22 With the new part automatically loaded onto both the main and sub-spindles, Feature Finder looks at the new model and identifies changed, deleted and new features relative to the original model. Changed features are easy to identify through bold text in the Feature Browser.

23 It can be seen that the turned profile has been changed, making the existing toolpaths unusable.

24 Updating the toolpaths to the new profile is easily done by clicking on the regenerate button.

25 The milled profile will also be updated in the same way.

26 The part is now fully updated.

27 The Time Line shows all the activities on both spindles and both turrets.

28 The machining of the part can now be verified using EdgeCAM Simulator.

29 EdgeCAM Production Milling
This presentation shows a component part loaded onto a fixture and rotary table within SolidWorks. The assembly is loaded directly into EdgeCAM and the part machined.

30 The part and its stock model can be assembled on to a fixture within SolidWorks.

31 The assembly can be loaded into EdgeCAM using the EdgeCAM launch button.

32 With the assembly loaded into EdgeCAM, Feature Finder identifies machineable features: pockets, bosses and holes.

33 Here are the features found for the current coordinate plane.

34 Enter manufacturing mode.

35 The roughing process uses the casting as the stock boundary.

36 The roughing process produces an optimized toolpath.

37 Features can be machined by selecting them from the Feature Browser or selecting them from the solid model.

38 Selecting the tapped hole features provides the option to perform a hole machining operation.

39 This operation will perform the spot drill, deep drill and tapping processes within a single click.

40 Utilizing the hole sizes from SolidWorks, EdgeCAM identifies the correct tools from the ToolStore, with appropriate feeds and speeds.

41 These toolpaths can now be repeated for the other four faces.

42 These toolpaths can then be rationalized to minimize cycle time.


44 EdgeCAM identifies that the assembly has changed.

45 The revised assembly is loaded.

46 Feature Finder automatically identifies the features that have changed.

47 The toolpaths are regenerated.

48 The roughing cycle is updated to the new model and stock casting
The roughing cycle is updated to the new model and stock casting. The hole process is also updated for the two new tapped holes on all five faces.

49 The part is now complete.

50 EdgeCAM Surface Machining
This presentation shows different EdgeCAM toolpaths used in the manufacture of components with sculptured solids and surfaces.

51 Face Milling

52 Roughing

53 Rest Roughing

54 Rest Roughing – Intermediate Slices

55 Parallel Lace

56 Parallel Lace Parallel Lace

57 Flat Land Finishing

58 Rest Finishing Rest Finishing

59 EdgeCAM Solid Machinist for SolidWorks
True Data Integrity Automated Feature Machining CAD to Toolpath Associativity

60 EdgeCAM Solid Machinist for SolidWorks

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