Switching from Programming the Swiss Lathe to Edgecam
A major corporation has switched from programming the Swiss lathe production to Edgecam with the assistance of Silverhawk staff.
A major consideration was accurate tool path simulation. The user says, “With Edgecam I can see the actual synchronized movement of the tools. Where before it would just jump to the end of the cuts. I could not tell which one finished first or if one out ran the other!”
The interaction with the Solid model was improved, for when the model changes the tool paths update.
Automation of standard manufacturing processes are much easier and quicker being able to build on the local machining procedures making them better.
The post processors are so much easier to develop adding or changing items for local requirments, we can do it ourselves says the user.