Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced CAMplete TruePath Turn/Mill software on Nakamura-Tome Multitasking Turning Centers. CAMplete Turn/Mill software is an integrated suite of G-Code editing, optimization, analysis and verification tools, enabling a full range of turn/mill functions.
"The new CAMplete Turn/Mill software on our Nakamura lathes offers an enhanced multitasking solution. We have worked closely with CAMplete to bring our customers to an entirely new level of machining productivity." said Mr. Richard Parenteau, Director of Application Development at Methods Machine Tools Inc.
New CAMplete Turn/Mill software was developed to create a program that could combine G-Code from CAM systems and hand-coded G-Code into a set of programs that could be simulated, fine-tuned and optimized using detailed 3-D Nakamura machine models.
CAMplete Turn/Mill software includes the following features/functions:
Full Simulation of Nakamura Turning Centers and Programs.
Detailed Tooling and Workholding Libraries.
Editor Allows Modification of Posted or Unposted Data.
Changes Automatically Update to Both Toolpath and G-Code.
Wait Code Editing .
Reorder and Move Operations.
Fine Tune and Optimize to Simplify Multitasking.
Monitors All Aspects of Machine Motion: True Cutting Speeds, Axis Velocity and Acceleration, and Motion Deviations.
G-Code is verified.
Verification of Machine, Tooling, and Workholding Using Detailed Nakamura Machine Models.
Related Glossary Terms
Way of displaying real-world objects in a natural way by showing depth, height and width. This system uses the X, Y and Z axes.
Cone-shaped pins that support a workpiece by one or two ends during machining. The centers fit into holes drilled in the workpiece ends. Centers that turn with the workpiece are called “live” centers; those that do not are called “dead” centers.
- computer-aided manufacturing ( CAM)
computer-aided manufacturing ( CAM)
Use of computers to control machining and manufacturing processes.
- toolpath( cutter path)
toolpath( cutter path)
2-D or 3-D path generated by program code or a CAM system and followed by tool when machining a part.
Workpiece is held in a chuck, mounted on a face plate or secured between centers and rotated while a cutting tool, normally a single-point tool, is fed into it along its periphery or across its end or face. Takes the form of straight turning (cutting along the periphery of the workpiece); taper turning (creating a taper); step turning (turning different-size diameters on the same work); chamfering (beveling an edge or shoulder); facing (cutting on an end); turning threads (usually external but can be internal); roughing (high-volume metal removal); and finishing (final light cuts). Performed on lathes, turning centers, chucking machines, automatic screw machines and similar machines.