Sophisticated NC programmers appreciate the importance of a complete, integrated CAD/CAM environment to handle the toughest manufacturing jobs. Regardless of the application, these ELITE users often find the need to modify, edit & create additional geometry to support the creation of toolpath.
Compatible with Windows XP, XP64, VISTA, and Windows 7 X64 Professional, CAM-TOOL provides Mold & Die manufactures a wide range of modeling capabilities not found in “high end” programming systems. Once your data’s prepared, the calculation of NC toolpath is completed by simply defining your machining strategy & cutting tools. CAM-TOOL does the rest by always making sure the tool only goes where necessary to remove material using our powerful optimization capabilities.
CAM-TOOL’s ability to create toolpath based on surfaces, not a mesh provides unbelievable finish quality. In addition, our unique Z-Level-Offset cutting and Re-Machining strategies allow programmers of “Hard Tools” and “High Speed Machines” to control the amount of material to be removed with each pass. Providing programmers with:
- Improved Finish Quality
- Safe Unattended Machining
- Increased Tool Life
- Reduction of benching & hand work
- Spot Free/Polish Free Toolpath
- Operation & Tool reduction
“Gpcam” is the Heart and Soul of CAM-TOOL with its “Tool Path directly from the Surface Calculation” using its proprietary algorithm which allows it to achieve high-precision machining.
Triangulation Mesh Calculation and Surface Calculated Tool Paths
In the case of “Triangulation Mesh Calculation” that many CAM systems adopt, the positional accuracy is degraded since the tool-path is generated along the Triangular shapes that are approximated from surfaces of the CAD model.
In the case of the “Surface Calculated Tool Paths” of CAM-TOOL, there is no approximation of the surface shape, so it is possible to keep the accuracy of tool-path. Since there is no gap from CAD data, CAM-TOOL’s distinguished algorithm calculates the tool contact points on the original surfaces.
Elimination of Over-cutting (Gouging) and Leaving Remains
When machining by the tool-path with component points created using “chordal deviation” (tolerance in some CAM Systems), there is the possibility of considerable over-cutting (gouging) and leaving remains (stock) at particular areas with large or discontinuous curvature, and that may cause deterioration in the accuracy of the net shape.
Relocation of Components Points of Tool Path
CAM-TOOL calculates relocation of component points of the tool-path using its special algorithm, corresponding to curvature of the shape. This calculation enables the proper relocation of component points along the shape. This also achieves an accurate tool-path that is a tremendous advantage over the other CAM Software for an accurate reproduction of the model shape.