Several innovations help to improve machining.
Optimized sorting of toolpaths
The reduced number of retractions ensures more homogeneous toolpaths
Smooth overlap at boundary
The toolpaths overlap beyond the boundary, allowing transition-free machining
Free tool geometry
A free tool geometry can now be used for the calculation and simulation of the toolpaths
Trim toolpath to stock
This option allows toolpaths to now be trimmed to the stock, and unnecessary toolpaths are avoided
Benefit: Increased machining quality.
On machines where the tool can be retracted into a tunnel, there is now the option of using a special approach and retract strategy. In the job list, the “Optimized tunnel logic” option is selected under NC safety. To join movements with safety logic, the tool is retracted into the machine tunnel and the workpiece is repositioned over four axes.
Benefit: More efficient machining.
To apply material to contours or fill areas, there is now the “Weave” mode that can be used to generate a toolpath in a waveshaped or zigzag movement. This allows the application area to be widened and the application thickness to be increased for the individual application movement. The continuous application also improves the metallurgical properties of the added material. This option can be used for 2D, 3D, and 5-axis deposition.
Benefit: More efficient deposition and improved process and material properties.