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The revolution in CNC machining

A Great User
Experience

16,500

Seats
Installed

110 Resellers
50 Countries

SolidWorks Gold
Partner

Great Interface

Amazing Clarity

Clear Geometry Selection

Easy Tool Definition

Best User Experience

Geometry Selection

Tool Definition

iMachining Goals

1 Simplified
User Experience

2 Optimized
Tool Paths

4 Consistently
Higher Material
Efficient Cutting

Removal Rates

iMachining Two Modules

Technology Wizard
Speed & Feed Manager

Intelligent Tool Path


Generator

3 Problems with Typical Standard Tool Paths

Standard
Tool paths

Over Loaded Tools

Cutting Air

Non Tangent Tool Paths

(unpredictable loads)

(inefficient)

(sharp changes in the tool path)

iMachining - Intelligent Tool Path

Controlled Step Overs

Exact Stock Material Machining

Smooth Tangent Tool Paths

(no over loading of the tool)

(no air cutting)

(smooth machining)

Typical Standard Tool Paths, Typical Problems

Standard Tool Path


Programmed 50%
step over

Problem #1 in Standard Tool Paths - Over Loaded Tool


100% step over

Even Worse Over Loaded Tool


100% step over

Typical Standard Solution - many depths

Many depths

Many depths problem only bottom of tool is cutting!

Not being used

iMachining Tool Path

iMachining - Complete Controlled Step Over


Controlled
step over

iMachining - Controlled Step Over viewed as cutting angle


80 degrees maximum

Controlled cutting angle

90 degrees

Never exceed cutting


angle in iMachining!

Problem #2 in Standard Tool Paths - Cutting Air

Air cuts

More material on
corners

iMachining - No Air Cutting


Machined
corner first

iMachining - Corners Removed Automatically

Problem #3 in Standard Tool Paths - Non-Tangent Tool Paths


Tangent
geometry

Problem #3 in Standard Tool Paths - Sharp Corners


Sharp Corners

iMachining - Tangent Tool Paths Automatically


Smooth and
Tangent

3 Problems with Standard Tool Paths

Over Loaded Tools

Cutting Air

Non Tangent Tool Paths

iMachinings Intelligent Tool Path

Controlled Step Overs


(no over loading the tool)

Exact Stock Machining


(no air cutting)

Smooth Tangent
Tool Paths
(Smooth Machining)

Entire Part Using iMachining

User Simplicity

Geometry Selection

Depth Selection

Tool Selection

Calculate Tool Path

Programming with iMachining

Stock Material

Step 1. Define Geometry

Step 2. Define Tool

Step 3. Define Depths

Step 4. Save & Calculate

Final Tool Path

User Simplicity

Geometry Selection

Depth Selection

Tool Selection

Calculate Tool Path

Why iMachining is the Best Tool Path

Electrical Housing

2 Features Only Found in iMachining

Morphing Spirals Only in iMachining!

Intelligent Separation only in iMachining!

Less retracts
Stays in contact with the material
Smooth motion
Machines run faster

Parallel step overs

Morphing Spirals

Why Morphing Spirals are more Efficient

More repositions
More entry and exits
More retracts
More machine shock
More tool shock

Morphing Spiral

External Morphing Spiral

Min and Max Step Over (Cutting Angle) for Morphing Spirals
80 degrees

Maximum cutting angle

20 degrees

Minimum cutting angle

Why Intelligent separation in iMachining is important

Conquer islands
Automatic Separation

Form spirals on any geometry


Machines areas with more material first
Saves programming time

Separation Channels
Separate material
from the wall

Areas Machined
with three
separate spirals

Separate for spirals

Morphing Spirals After Separation

Final spirals

Controlled breakthrough around islands

Island
Material

Cut Area

Tool
Small breakthrough area

First morphing Spiral

Morphing Spiral

Morphing Spirals After Separation

Separate an island

Morphing Spirals After Separation

Separate an island

Morphing Spirals After Separation

Morphing Spiral

Morphing Spirals After Separation

Separate an island

Morphing Spirals After Separation

Morphing Spiral

More Spirals Are More Efficient

Morphing spirals

More morphing spirals cover more area

More spirals after islands


More spirals on Semi-open geometry
More spirals on un-even stock material

More Control with iMachining

Controlled
Stepover
accuracy
on 100% of
the tool
path

More points in
toolpath better for
Hard materials &
Small Tools

iMachining for Rest Material and Finish cuts


Rest
material
Remove material from areas
where larger tool could not fit.

Finish
Cut
Clean corners
then profile pass

Only in iMachining!

Morphing Spirals only in iMachining!

Intelligent Separation only in iMachining!

iMachining Technology Wizard


iMachining is the only
CAM system in the
world with integrated
Technology Wizard

CAM Software Work Flow

Speed, Feed

Tool Path

GCode

CNC

Step Over

Depth

Spindle Speed

Feed Rate

Standard Values for Controlling End Mills

Speeds & Feeds are Calculated

Tool

Material

Speed, Feed

3 Problems with Speeds and Feeds

Incomplete Input

Non Synchronized

Uneconomical results

Incomplete Input to Calculate Speeds and Feeds

Material

Tool

Geometry

Machine

Cutting speed

Length

Depth

Max spin

Hardness

# Flutes

Max feed

Max step

Helix angle

Max power

Min step

Chip thickness

Memory size

Hardness

Non Synchronized Speeds and Feeds

Depth

Step Over

Spindle speed

Feed Rate

Tool Flute Length

Depth

Machine Limit

Machine Limit

Material Limit

Material Limit

Number of Flutes

Machine Feed Limit

Step Over
Chip Thickness

Uneconomical Speeds and Feeds

+
Tool

=
Material

Uneconomical

How users get Efficient Speed and Feeds

Past Experience

Trial and Error

Saving Proven Data

Past Experience

Machine

Material

Tool

Tool Path

Speeds
Feeds

Trial & Error

Depth

Step Over

MORE
OR LESS

Spindle Feed

Feed Rate

Save Proven Data

Data that Worked

Data Base (s)

Speed
Feed
Depth
Step Over
Material
Machine
Tool Diameter
Number of Flutes

Tool Library
Machine Database
Material Database

Optimal Speeds and Feeds by the Technology Wizard

1
2
3

Material &
Machine Databases
Synchronize
All Parameters
Seamless
Integration

# 1 Machine and Material databases

#2 Synchronize All Parameters

#3 Seamless Integration

Key Features of the Technology Wizard

Chip Thickness

Speed and Feed


Adjustment

Anti-Vibration

#1 Chip Thickness

Chip Load at 90 Degrees

Chip Load at 20 Degrees


Faster feed Rates!
Efficient

Reasons to reduce speeds and feeds

Not preferred

Need to reduce force

#2 Speed and Feed Adjustment

Anti Vibration Techniques


Tool diameter
Number of flutes
Helix angle
Depth of cut

ACPs = Axial Contact Points

4.5 ACPs
4 ACPs
3 ACPs
2 ACPs

2 ACPs

Perfect Depth

Many Contact Points

Machining Level Set in Technology Wizard


The machining level slider has 8
selectable levels
The Minimum MRR (Metal
Removal rate) combination is
associated with Level 1 of the
iMachining Level Slider,
whereas the Maximum MRR is
associated with Level 8.
Levels 2-7 are associated with
combinations of intermediate
(interpolated) levels of MRR.

ISCAR Cutting In The UK (Titanium)

3.5 Minutes to Machine

14 Minutes

to Machine

iMachining: Optimum Toolpath + Technology Wizard

Shorter cycles: Up tp 70% savings in machining time


Increased Tool life: Up to 3 times
Unmatched hard material machining
Outstanding small tool performance
4-axis and Mill-Turn iMachining
Short Learning curve
High Programming productivity

3D iMachining

3D iMachining with intelligent step-up

3D iMachining

3D iMachining with intelligent step-up

3D iMachining

3D iMachining smart positioning

3D iMachining

3D iMachining smart positioning

3D iMachining

3D iMachining for molds

3D iMachining

3D iMachining for Prismatic parts

3D iMachining

3D iMachining for complex 3D parts