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With the module 3D Milling vectorcam provides an advanced technology for the calculation of 3D toolpaths. Both simple and complex parts can be programmed in a very fast way.
The editing occurs within specified areas or raw part depending. A collision monitoring observes the model geometry as well as defined clamping and machining limits during the whole calculation of milling paths.
The tool is checked with the surfaces to be machined. The holder collision check ensures safe roughing of surfaces and the blank of active machining. When finishing on surfaces, vectorcam offers the possibility to spare or connect these areas.
vectorcam has a wide range of different machining strategies. They enable high-quality processing of free-forms down to the smallest detail. This results in optimal processes for efficient and economical production. The 3D module includes among other things High-speed cutting (HSC), trochoidal-speed cutting (TSC), zigzag-shaped sizing and automatic removal of rest material.
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An important prerequisite for economical production is the fast and efficient removal of large quantities of material. vectorcam therefore offers different techniques for roughing your workpieces. The function “Hybrid roughing” removes high material amounts via high deliveries followed by smaller Z-constant upward cuts. This method significantly reduces the milling time on the CNC machine.
In the left picture you can see the steps through big delivery depths. In the second image, these steps were removed by smaller Z-constant upward cuts. The right picture shows the corresponding toolpaths.
The HSC strategy is characterized among other things by soft tangential tool paths.
Further advantages are for example:
Avoiding air cuts is an important aspect of 3D milling to ensure the fastest and most efficient CNC machining possible.
For this reason, standard machining can use both a rectangle (Figure 1), a 3D model of any shape (Figure 2), or any closed 2D contour.
vectorcam offers a variety of different 3D finishing strategies.Just pick one of the different methods - depending on which function suits your model best:
With the 3D-Engraving any text as well as geometries can be projected on a 3D model. The machining then takes place in several depth sections.
Removing rest material is not always easy, it often costs additional manual labor and thus time. vectorcam reliably removes rest material and thus provides a better result.
Rest material processing in 3D roughing is possible on the basis of unmachined aswell as predecessor tools. In 3D finishing, the rest material detection can be used in various functions.
For example, you can use the function "Finishing" in the Z-constant / X-parallel / constant surface roughness / 3D inner fillet to create smaller areas.
By simultaneously clamping several components, users reduce the running times on their CNC machines and as a result increase the efficiency. A module integrated in vectorcam automatically generates complete machining from one or more individually programmed components. Tools and operations are summarized and sorted. As a result the production on the machine and tool changes are shorter, optimized and more efficient.
In addition to multiple clamping, vectorcam also supports horizontal and vertical machining: