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1 SprutCAM features Main сontents Contents

2 Standart view vectors panel
SprutCAM user interface Main menu Mode switch panel Main panel Viewport Standart view vectors panel Current mode panel Object visibility panel SprutCAM user interface is focused on the current task providing full information required on the current stage of project development and hiding all unrelated data Main сontents Contents

3 Milling tool Draft of tool and toolholder Cylindrical Spherical Tool profile Toroidal Double radial Tool libraries Limited double radial Conical SprutCAM supports all kinds of milling tools. User can create his personal tool libraries. Limited conical Engraver Negative radius Shaped form Main сontents Contents

4 Shaped tool creation Tool profile Type and name of new tool
Profile definition code Tool parameters dialog for the 2D Contouring operation Save tool profile Main сontents Contents

5 MIlling tools T-slot cutters are used to machine such part elements as grooves and slots Groove machining using T-slot mill Negative radius mill machining to form rounded edge Negative radius mills are used to machine edges and other elements with specified rounding Main сontents Contents

6 Collision detection SprutCAM provides convenient tool to create solid fixtures, which can be stored in a library Fixture contacting the machined part Toolpath element on which the collision of the fixture and the part occurred. SprutCAM hints what kind of error is reported Toolpath While toolpath is calculated SprutCAM automatically controls fixture and part collisions on all steps of machining Main сontents Contents

7 Lathe tool Tools library Operation type Workpiece material
Machining conditions Lathe tool selection is simplified with special filter. SprutCAM automatically selects appropriate tool from users tools library considering machined material, type and parameters of machining Main сontents Contents

8 Lathe machining Toolpath Part and Workpiece contours 3D model of the part, created by rotating a 2D contour Example of toolpath calculation of lathe machining including roughing, finishing, drilling and beveling operations Optimal technology selection is based on the part design, workpiece geometry and machining conditions Machining simulation Main сontents Contents

9 Pocketing operation Plane text drafted in the SprutCAM 2D geometry editor Toolpath of the pocketing operation is calculated bounded by closed curves considering the cylindrical base surface Result of simulation of the Pocketing operation on a cylinder surface New grahical engine simulates the machining with high precision to visually follow the whole process of machining Result of simulation of the Engraving operation on a cylinder surface Toolpath of the Engraving operation over a cylinder surface Main сontents Contents

10 Rest machining operations
Milling operations Roughing operations Finishing operations Rest machining operations Waterline Waterline Combined Wateline Plane Plane Flat land Plane Drive Drive Wall machining Drive Pocketing Complex 2.5D contouring Complex Hole machining Optimized plane 3D contouring Optimized plane 2.5D pocketing Engraving 2.5D Chamfer machining Pocketing Main сontents Contents

11 Option of the equipment
Scheme of the machine Multi axis machine Stand Linear type slide (axis Y) Cross-slide box (axis Z) Rotary head (axis B) Rotary head (axis А) Spindle The tool Cross slide ( axis X) Graphic interpretation of the scheme of the machine in SprutCAM Rotary table (axis C) Workpiece The description of kinematics of the machine tool is accessible in format XML (a text file). The qualified user can independently describe the scheme of the machine and add it in library. It has no restriction on quantity of units and controlled axes. Main сontents Contents

12 SprutCAM machine structure
10 1. Workpiece 2. Spindle 3. Lunette 9 4. Support 5. Axial support 8 6. Radial support 7. Vertical support 7 8. Tool head 6 9. Tools 10. Casing 3 2 1 5 4 Example of machine scheme composed of several structural elements (marked by different colours). Each element has it’s own set of parameters that control positioning while machining and visualization while simulating Result of simulation Main сontents Contents

13 Parametres of 5 axis strategy
Contact by a tool end face Contact by a side surface of the tool The way of contact of the tool with a surface of part can be made an end face of the tool, a site surface of the tool, or with the fixed position of an axis of the tool Main сontents Contents

14 Strategy of 5 axis machining
Strategy of 5 axis machining by isoparametrical lines UV gives the chance to increase essentially productivity in typical cases, for example at the expense of processing of facets by a side surface of a cylindrical mill, machinings radius roundings off the corresponding tool. Removal of the material by side surface of a cylindrical mill along a fragment wall molded forms of a wheel disk Main сontents Contents

15 Types of the multi axis machines
Classes of the machines Variants of machines Controlled axis Up to 4х capstans Drive the tool in the revolving head Program-controlled steady rest Opposite spindle Controlled tailstock Mechanisms of a loading - unloading Mechanisms of removal of a shaving The turning centres Up to 15 Rotary and globe tables for changes of position of workpiece Rotary the head for change of an axis rotations of the tool Multi spindles Tool bank for automatic change the tool Pallets and other The vertical and horizontal centres Up to 10 Up to 4х capstans The milling head with moving on 4 axis Other equipment inherent turning and to the milling centers The multi-purpose (turning-milling) centres Up to 30 Main сontents Contents

16 Machine schemes HURCO VTXU DMU 60 VMX Mori Seiki NL2500
DMU 60 DECKEL MAHO Main сontents Contents

17 G-code calculation in machine coordinates
Key advantage SprutCAM is possibility toolpath generation in coordinates of the concrete machine tool. It became possible thanks to application of the kinematic scheme the machine. Toolpath generation in coordinates of the concrete machine allows is realistic to visualise machine tool work as a whole. Universal the algorithm of recalculation of a toolpath in a machine tool axis forms optimum G-code even if the scheme describes the machine tool having more 5 axis operated. For reception of the G-code on other machine tool, it is enough to choose other scheme and to count toolpath. Thus, the postprocessor defines only syntax the G-code also does not make the geometrical calculations. The given fact minimises probability of occurrence Errors in G-code after it has been checked in a Simulation mode. Main сontents Contents

18 Milling strategies Part machining project is composed of separate technology operations each of them providing set of machining parameters and produces toolpath according to designed strategy Main сontents Contents

19 Roughing machining Roughing waterline Roughing waterline features clear flats option to machine material that is not cut by the part forming tool travel. Roughing plane Roughing plane operation features: Optional upwards only travel along the Z axis within layer; Optional control of max angle of cutting plunge along the Z axis; Main сontents Contents

20 Roughing drive operation
Driving curve of the tool travel can be a user-defined contour or any edge curves of the machined part. Advantages of the roughing drive operation — low volumes of residual material and jagging-free machined surfaces. Main сontents Contents

21 Finishing drive machining
Machined area Job assignment by a driving curve Toolpath Toolpath is calculated alogn the driving curves over the machined part’s surface. Edge curves of the machined model can be assigned as the driving curves. Tool travel along the outer edge of the part’s model Main сontents Contents

22 Complex machining Finishing waterline Finishing plane
Residual material Residual material Finishing complex Residual material Main сontents Contents

23 Controlled scallop feature
Residual material When scallop control option enabled, SprutCAM calculates toolpath for the operation considering the specified by the technologist maximum scallop value between nearing tool passes. The same area with the scallop option enabled Toolpath optimization is used to specify minimum allowed distance between passes to avoid excessive density of passes on some areas of the part Main сontents Contents

24 Optimized plane operation
Finishing plane operation The plane operation leaves larger scallops on the plumb areas of the model. Optimized plane operation Optimized plane automatically assigns appropriate machining angles on special areas of the part to avoid scalloping. Main сontents Contents

25 Rest machining Finishing rest machining of residual material is used to achieve greater surface precision and reduce machining time. Residual material Residual material machining SprutCAM automatically detects unmachined areas. Use any finishing strategy to machine those areas. Main сontents Contents

26 Machining with restricted areas
Restrictions model Machining result Workpiece model Part model Restrictions model SprutCAM supports machining with restricted areas. Restrictions can be defined by geometry models, 2D geometry drafts, single surfaces or surface groups of the part itself. Restrictions model Main сontents Contents

27 Machining result with part compare
Result of the use of function of visualization of stocks (dark blue sites signalize about presence of the remaining material in size more than 0,1) Machining simulation result Initial 3D model Pocketing operation Window of control parameter to visualizations remaining of the stocks Result of the use of function of visualization of stocks (blue sites signalize about presence of the remaining material in size more than 0,01) Machining simulation of wall machining operation Toolpath of machining the pocket’s beveled walls by the conical mill The mechanism of comparison of workpiece with part of a detail allows to display evidently a remaining material allocating sites of a detail with various value of an stocks. The user can independently set values of stocks and tolerance of their display. Main сontents Contents

28 Rotary axis SprutCAM can produce NC-programs for machines equipped with rotarting heads or rotating tables. Rotary axes can be defined without machine element positions restrictions in the work area of the machine. Rotating toolhead Rotary axis of rotating device can be specified either as a line parallel to one of coordinate axes and passing through specified point or a line passing through two points in the machine coordinate system. Rotating table Main сontents Contents

29 Simulation engine Initial workpiece for lathe-milling machining Workpiece after simulation of previous operations Toolpath of the pocketing operation with workpiece as the machining result of previous operations Obtained workpiece after the pocketing operation for the next machining Workpiece for the next operation Toolpath calculated for the part regarding the previous machining Machining result New simulation engine is used for both visual representation of machining allowing to preciselly track the process of workpiece transformation and to use the result of simulation in following operations as a workpiece allowing optimized toolpath calculation. Main сontents Contents

30 2.5D machining Create 2D model either by import or drafting it using built-ib 2D geometry system. Specify level and stock for model curves Visualize 3D view of the model 2.5D Pocketing operation 2.5D Wall machining operation Hole machining operation Calculation of technology operations View of work area considering given parameters Simulation result Part draft Main сontents Contents

31 Geometry Measuring mode
The interactive measures allows to determine geometrical characteristics of surfaces as models, and results of machining: the radiuses, the linear and angular sizes. As a rule, the received sizes are used for setting of parameters of the tool. In most cases now the geometrical model is enough for development of workflow. Main сontents Contents

32 2D Geometry drafting Tools panel 2D Geometry mode
Item parameters panel 2D Geomerty debugger tab Example of parametrized model 2D Geometry layers tab 2D Geometry parameters tab Main сontents Contents

33 Create contour by function
Function definition SprutCAM can build contours or contour sections as mathematical functions specified by parametrical definition Main сontents Contents

34 2D Geometry 3D model snapping 3D model snap Isometry view of the built contour Plane geometry drafting allows snapping to 3D models points which eliminates errors in contour building. Main сontents Contents

35 Surface sewing Face edges can be selected as job assignment or machined areas Imported model Surface sewing parameters Sew Faces Sewed surfaces Imported model’s faces sewing is useful to specify edges on surfaces joints for futher usage as job assignment. Main сontents Contents

36 Sections Properties of new section Preview of the section Section’s curves Section’s curves Intersect function to create sections A section is a parametrical element of the geometrical model. The section object is added into a folder of the geometrical tree to automatically receive intersection curves of all faces and meshes from the folder with the defined section plane. Main сontents Contents

37 Projection of model elements
Properties of created projection Group of curves of projection Project function to create projections Selected surface Curves of the projection of element Selected surface Curves of the projection of element The function is used for the construction of outer enveloping projections of the selected surfaces and meshes onto the XY plane of the current coordinate system. In addition to surfaces borders the function allow to project ordinary curves on the plane. The curves it creates can be used when assigning parameters for machining operations. Main сontents Contents

38 Helical machining Tool travel parameters Simulation of helical machining Toolpath When helical machining is used to machine along flat curves SprutCAM forms toolpath helics along the Z axis whose projections to XY plane coincide with the machined curve. Optional finishing pass at bottom level along the whole curve is possible. Main сontents Contents

39 2.5D Pocketing and 2.5D Chamfering operations
Simulation result 2.5D Pocketing together with 2.5D Chamfering operations are used to machine metal parts and also wood bas-reliefs, ornamental designs and figures. A collection of plane curves is used as source model. Chamfer machining Main сontents Contents

40 Wall machining and Flat land machining operations
Wall machining and Flat land machining are presented as separate operations with special parameter sets. This greatly simplified designing of technology developing and operation’s parameters specification. Flat land machining Main сontents Contents

41 Engraving operation Engraving machining uses plane designs imported from external CAD systems or drafted with the SprutCAM 2D Geometry. 3D processing of edges 3D Toolpath option is used to form sharp edges when machining. For higher quality side surfaces engraving can be machined by layers. Main сontents Contents

42 2D Geometry Text value memo Linear or radial text positioning
Create Text function Text preview Text parameters tabs Main сontents Contents

43 Line and Circle definition
Example of linear text positioning Line definition Example of circle text positioning Circle definition Main сontents Contents

44 Font and Style Font properties tab Font samples Font style properties
Style examples Main сontents Contents

45 Hole recognition Simulation result Toolpath SprutCAM automatically finds holes in the part model and determines their parameters (coordinates, diameter, depth) and properties (blind/through, beveled). Hole recognition parameters Holes are sorted by diameter and automatically added to respective machining operations. Main сontents Contents

46 Technology summary Scheme of part setup on the machine SprutCAM creates technology documentation of the program is created automatically. Tools Operations Main сontents Contents

47 Postprocessors SprutCAM built-in Postprocessor Generator is a powerful tool for the technologist. It allows convenient transfering of the NC-program to any CNC-system. Main сontents Contents

48 Examples of SprutCAM projects
Technology of die punch machining Die mold Die punch Die casting product Main сontents Contents

49 SprutCAM 7 Advantages of SprutCAM
Minimum labour content of the creation G-code Convenience in use Quick mastering (1-2 days) Integration with known CAD Fast adjustment for any CNC Minimal requirements to a PC configuration Fast recoupment of capital investments Training and support Free updating within the version SprutCAM 7 Main сontents Contents

50 Table of contents 1. Overview of SprutCAM system
23. Controlled scallop feature 2. SprutCAM user interface 24. Optimized plane operation 3. Milling tool 25. Rest machining 4. Shaped tool creation 26. Machining with restricted areas 5. MIlling tools 27. Комплексная обработка 6. Collision detection 28. Machining result with part compare 7. Lathe tool 29. Simulation engine 8. Lathe machining D machining 9. Pocketing operation 31. Geometry Measuring mode 45. Hole recognition 10. Milling operations 32. 2D Geometry drafting 46. Technology summary 11. Option of the equipment 33. Create contour by function 47. Postprocessors 12. SprutCAM machine structure 34. 2D Geometry 48. Examples of SprutCAM projects 49. Advantages of SprutCAM 13. Parametres of 5 axis strategy 35. Surface sewing 14. Strategy of 5 axis machining 36. Sections 15. Types of the multi axis machines 37. Projection of model elements 16. Machine schemes 38. Helical machining 17. G-code calculation 39. Pocketing and Chamfering operations 18. Milling strategies 40. Wall machining and Flat land machining operations 19. Roughing machining 41. Engraving operation 20. Roughing drive operation 42. 2D Geometry 21. Finishing drive machining 43. Line and Circle definition 22. Complex machining 44. Font and Style Main сontents Contents


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