In contrast to conventional NC programming, 3D geometric data (contours, surfaces, solids, etc.) can be transferred directly into CAM. This reduces NC programming to the definition of equipment and engineering parameters.In CAM processing instructions such as milling strategies, tools, material allowances, path spacing, etc. are assigned independent of the complexity of the part and its contours or surfaces.

Collision-free tool paths are then automatically computed. The advantage of this modern NC programming method is that NC preparation is made independent of the controller type, machine tool producer and use of different methods (e.g. milling/boring, wire eroding, turning, water/laser cutting, etc.) and is accomplished with one user interface.


Simulation representation
of a complex geometry

Processing paths and tool changes can be represented in the CAM simulation.

After the animation has finished it is possible to check the end geometry for its correctness.

Freeform milling

- Line milling, copy milling
- Machining steep edges
   (according to edge angles
   and/or selection)
- Z-constant finish milling
   (optionally with height limiting)
- Finish milling of flat areas
   (according to edge angles
   and/or selection)
- Contour
-equidistant finish milling
   (single surface by selection)
- Milling of leading lines
  (fillet rework)

Freeform milling

Finish milling of contour(surfaces by selection) and Radial finish millingwith circular approach and exit movements