It is essential to quickly and truthfully respond to customer’s needs in today’s global environment. Therefore, companies need to produce parts quicker, optimize machine tool usage, and automate low added-value programming tasks.
The CATIA – Lathe and Prismatic Machining option makes it possible to rapidly define valid milling and turning programs in a single environment. NC programmers benefit from full associativity with CATIA design parts, as well as powerful machining automation and preparation capabilities to drastically reduce NC programming and machining time.
· Unique environment to combine milling and turning operations in a single program · Automatic machining preparation to identify machining areas for 2.5 axis and drilling · Drastic reduction of NC programming time through automation of the machining process · Seamless design-to-manufacturing process with manufacturing features recognition and full associativity in the event design changes are made
· Full set of 2.5 axis milling and drilling operations for accurate tool path definition, including support of High Speed Milling technology · 2-axis turning and drilling operations · 4-axis Pocketing operation to compute a tool path to mill pocket on cylindrical and conical surface · Automatically creates all prismatic geometrical machining features of a design part for milling and drilling machining · Benefit from NC machine definition to check accessibility and to manage transition motion between machining operations · Powerful automation capabilities for efficient NC programming · Capitalization of already defined processes thanks to machining process templates · Automatic sequencing, User Defined Features … · Accurate verification of the tool path including simulation of material removal and analysis of remaining material in photo mode