Turning Software for CNC Lathe Machines

2 and 4 Axis Turning

Program CNC lathe machines including automatic roughing, finishing, grooving, threading, cutoff and single point cycles.

CAMWorks 2 and 4 Axis Turning software for programming CNC lathe machines includes automatic roughing, finishing, grooving, threading, cutoff and single point (drilling, boring, reaming and tapping) cycles. CAMWorks, incorporates Machining Intelligence for Automation, a suite of tools that automate Feature Recognition and the generation of toolpaths based on a user-defined technology database.

Mill-Turn extends the capabilities of CAMWorks Milling and Turning

CAMWorks Turning provides fast, error-free cutting using standard inserts for both front and rear turret configurations and toolpath, simulation and post processing support for sub-spindles.

  • AFR recognizes features on native solid models or on solid parts imported via IGES, SAT, etc.
  • When bar stock is used, AFR generates a cutoff feature on the opposite side of the face feature.
  • CAMWorks provides an Interactive Turn Feature wizard for defining features that need to be defined for your facility’s machining requirements, such as custom OD and ID grooves.

Turning for 2 and 4 Axis Lathes

CAMWorks Turning provides fast, error-free cutting using standard inserts for both front and rear turret configurations and toolpath, simulation and post processing support for sub-spindles.

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  • Machining algorithms use the latest toolpath and gouge protection methods.
  • Define stock as bar stock, a revolved sketch, a 2D WIP sketch or from an STL file.
  • Work in process (WIP) monitoring of stock increases cutting efficiency.
  • Define chuck to use for toolpath simulation.
  • Simulated stock shape can be saved as an STL file for use as Turn, Mill-Turn, Mill or Wire EDM stock shapes.
  • Toolpath, simulation and post processing support for sub-spindles.
  • Extend or shorten the length of a turn feature from within face rough/finish, turn rough/finish, bore rough/finish and cutoff operations.
  • Reverse machining for face finish, turn finish, bore rough and bore finish.
  • Reverse machining for threading to generate left hand threads.
  • Output for turning canned/fixed cycles for drilling, rough OD/ID turning and facing operations.
  • Drill and center drill tools for both mill and turn can be specified from a common drill and center drill database.
  • Option to associate new turn features to current turn features. CAMWorks generates new operations for the new feature that are copies of the operations for the selected current feature.
  • Cutoff operation spindle speed/feedrate slowdown option to decrease the speed and feedrate at a user specified length from the end of a cutoff toolpath.
  • Rough groove cleanup pass to remove scallops generated by the rough groove toolpath.
  • Finish groove cutter compensation support.
  • Single pass option for groove cycle.
  • Multiple groove tool driving point options.
  • Option to set minimum and maximum Z limits for turn operations either globally or for each operation.
  • Back turning support.
  • Option to define varying allowances on turn toolpaths.
  • Ability to mirror about the centerline to generate toolpaths below centerline.
  • APT CL support for external post processing.