CAMWorks Mill/Turn

Learn how to create, review and edit Turning and Mill/Turn toolpaths using CAMWorks



PREREQUISITES: Students attending this course are expected to have the following: CAMWorks 2.5-axis training (SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard Training) . Experience with SOLIDWORKS Design Software. Experience with CNC Machining.

DESCRIPTION: This course is intended to teach individuals interactively how to create, review and edit Turn and Mill/Turn toolpaths using CAMWorks for the machining of parts and assemblies as created in SolidWorks

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Lesson 1: 
Turning Basics

  • CAMWorks user interface
  • Process overview
  • Machine Definition
  • Stock Definition
  • Define Machinable features using Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR)
  • Define Machinable features using Interactive Feature Recognition (IFR)
  • Generate Operation Plan
  • Insert Operations Interactively
  • Modify Operation Parameters
  • Simulate – Section View
  • Post Process

Lesson 2: 
Sub Spindle Turning

  • Machine Definition – Chuck Definition, Sub Spindle Distance
  • Stock Definition – Define stock using a revolved sketch
  • Spindle Attribute
  • Sub spindle Setups
  • Sub Spindle Operations

Lesson 3: 
Multi Turret Turning

  • Programming a part for machining on a CNC Lathe with two turrets
  • Stock Definition – define stock from a part file
  • Machine Definition – Selecting a 4 axis Lathe machine, Tool cribs
  • Working with the Sync Manager – Sync codes
  • Pinch Turning
  • Add Machine to the Technology Database
  • Programming a part for machining on a CNC Lathe with three turrets
  • Step Through Toolpath
  • Post processing

Lesson 4: 
Advanced Turning

  • Some advanced turning operation parameters including:
    • Revolve section plane
    • NC Tab, Approach and Retract Options
    • Variable Allowance
    • Override Feature extends
    • Avoidance in Y Axis (Thickness)
    • Cutoff Corner Break
    • B-Axis Turning
    • B-Axis Incremental Angle
    • B-Axis continuous operation parameters

Lesson 5: 
Mill Turn Basics

  • Mill Turn on a single turret/Single Spindle machine
  • Machine Definition – Defining the machine, Selecting Toolcribs, Machine setup
  • Milling orientation and types – Face, OD, Fixed, Free, Polar, etc.
  • Adding Turn setup for cutoff operation

Lesson 6: 
Mill Turn Advanced

  • Mill Turn with Sub Spindle
  • Mill Turn Wrapped features and operations
  • B-Axis Milling operations
  • Multi-Axis operations in Mill Turn

Lesson 7: 
Assembly Mode for Turning

  • Assembly Setup
  • Machine Definition
  • Chuck Definition
  • GOP
  • GTP
  • Simulation

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