SprutCAM contains a full set of strategies for turning machining of parts of any complexity, all the known turning cycles are supported. The tool paths are built taking into consideration the remaining material, the cutting modes are set automatically. Any of the turning machine’s mechanisms ranging from lunette to part catcher can be controlled by the program.
List of typical operations for this type of machining:
- Lathe roughing
- Lathe finishing
- Lathe drilling
- Auxiliary operation
- Lathe contour
A special attention should be paid to the ability of SprutCAM to form a 3D model of a solid of revolution type on the basis of a contour, which represents a curve or a set of curves. Having a drawing of a workpiece for lathe machining, a NC engineer, by creating a contour in the embedded 2D CAD system and setting it as a solid of revolution in the job assignment, sets a visual 3D model of a part. This feature simplifies the making of the engineering process. When changing and correcting the contour parameters, the system automatically adapts the 3D model of the part.
All the lathe operations in SprutCAM are available for usage with CNC lathe machines equipped with various systems of tool fixing, from simple one position tool holders to machines with several turret heads, as well as spindles which can cradle cutting lathe tools. This working with such type of machines, you can create NC programs for synchronized machining (machining with several tools simultaneously).