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Machining Methods

SprutCAM is a system for the generation of NC programs for the machining of parts on multiaxis milling, lathe, turn mill, EDM machines and machining centers with numeric control. The system permits to create NC programs for machines with various kinematic schemes and can be used with any types of CNC machines.

The sophisticated functionality and the wide range of tooling make SprutCAM an efficient system for making of: dies, press mold, casting molds, prototypes, masters, machine or assembly parts, original or serial parts, basic and spare parts, wooden parts, models as well as for engraving of inscriptions and drawings.

Types of machining:

2,5 Axis Milling
In order to machine parts of general machine-building type SprutCAM contains strategies of 2.5 axis machining. All the strategies form roughing and finishing tool paths. Machining of parts of any complexity is assured by strategies of machining along the contour, setbacks machining, vertical walls, grooves, machining of pockets with islands. The system has a mechanism of automatic detection of horizontal surfaces and holes. All types of machining of holes, chasing and thread milling is supported. The system automatically detects and machines the remaining material. SprutCAM has an embedded system of machining precision control.

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3 Axis Milling

In order to machine parts with curved surface areas, SprutCAM has a wide range of strategies of 3 axis milling. The feature enabling to create the tool path with a permanent scallop height permits to obtain a surface with the needed cleanness and quality. The labor costs are minimized due to the automatic detection and machining of the remaining material. The flat tool path option permits to avoid hard modes of machine functioning and will prolong its operation life considerably.

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Rotary Machining

The Rotary Machining operation is ideal for machining of rotating components such as crankshafts, camshafts, as well as oil and gas well equipment. SprutCAM offers strategies for high quality roughing and finishing using cylindrical interpolation.

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5 Axis Indexed Machining

When using index multi axis machining, the turning of the part between operations can be done interactively according to a model by indicating with a cursor the surface area, which defines the new position of the part. SprutCAM automatically calculates the necessary turning and moving angles of the machine organs and creates the NC program. The tool path is being created taking into account the set kinematic scheme for index machining on 4.5 and more machines. For the multi axis index machining, 2.5, 3 and 4 axis milling strategies are available. In order to run the machining of the same part on a machine with a different kinematic scheme, it suffices to choose a new machine and recalculate the operations.

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5 Axis Continuous Machining

SprutCAM has strategies of continuous 5-axis machining of parts with the lateral surface of the milling cutter, with the face of the milling cutter, with a set angle of the milling cutter to the surface machined. The calculation of the NC program is made taking into account the kinematic scheme of the machine, which permits to avoid any possible collision during the actual machining.

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SprutCAM contains a whole set of strategies for turning machining of parts of any complexity. For that, such operations as rough and finish radial and face turning and boring, grooving, machining of axial holes and all types of chasing. SprutCAM supports all known turning cycles. All the tool paths are built taking into account the remaining material. The cutting modes are set automatically from the tool library. The system assures programming control of any organs of the machine: support holder, tail blocks, workpiece clamp, part catcher etc.

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SprutCAM assures NC programs, making for any types of mill turn machines, including the ones with the auxiliary spindle. The system supports machine schemes with any type and number of tooling systems. In this case the NC program represents a combination of turning and milling passes. All strategies of turning and 2.5 – 5 axis milling are available.

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Multi-Task Machining

В SprutCAM has the possibility to program multi-task turning machines with an auxiliary spindle. This made possible to create NC programs in order to ensure the simultaneous machining of several parts with several tools.

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Wire EDM Machining

The SprutCAM EDM operations allow to make 2 axis outer and inner contour machining with the wire inclination of the wire as well as vertically. There are also strategies of 4 axis machining with possibilities of automatic, interactive and precise synchronization. The support of the cutting modes of every single machine and wide possibilities of machining technology control of multi contour parts permits to obtain the desired cleanness of the surface with minimum labor costs. Automatic, interactive and exact placement of bridges permits to avoid the falling out of the machined material. The coordinates of the holes for the wire entering are transferred into the holes machining operation in order to obtain to NC program for their drilling.

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Jet Cutting

SprutCAM has a module for making of NC programs for cutting out of parts from sheet material. The cutting strategy has the possibility to control the sequence of how the parts are cut out. In order to decrease the temperature deformation of thin parts, there is a possibility to create bridges. The fast movement of the cutter is performed only above those parts of the workpiece, that haven’t been machined. The system controls the angle smoothing.

SprutCAM assures NC programs, making for plasma, laser, oxygen and water jet cutting.

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