2L inc. introduces PRO 3 CAD/CAM engraving software. The software creates G-code programs for producing 2-D data matrix bar codes on 3- or 4-axis CNC milling machines or multiaxis lathes. It allows users to mark directly on parts using the company's standard engraving tools. The program allows creation of engraving layouts using multiple fonts, drawn shapes, lines and incremental serial numbers.
Related Glossary Terms
Way of displaying real-world objects on a flat surface, showing only height and width. This system uses only the X and Y axes.
- computer numerical control ( CNC)
computer numerical control ( CNC)
Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.
- gang cutting ( milling)
gang cutting ( milling)
Machining with several cutters mounted on a single arbor, generally for simultaneous cutting.
Machining operation in which metal or other material is removed by applying power to a rotating cutter. In vertical milling, the cutting tool is mounted vertically on the spindle. In horizontal milling, the cutting tool is mounted horizontally, either directly on the spindle or on an arbor. Horizontal milling is further broken down into conventional milling, where the cutter rotates opposite the direction of feed, or “up” into the workpiece; and climb milling, where the cutter rotates in the direction of feed, or “down” into the workpiece. Milling operations include plane or surface milling, endmilling, facemilling, angle milling, form milling and profiling.