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Fusion 360 with FeatureCAM

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FeatureMILL 2.5D - FeatureMILL2.5D enables you to machine holes, pockets, grooves, bosses and threads quickly and easily.
Imports industry standard file types such as .igs, .dwg and .dxf, for easy communication with your customers.
Creates reliable toolpaths quickly and easily with the help of step-by-step wizards, saving you time.
Combines single part programs into multiple part programs, minimising programming times.
Outputs code for all major machine tools, reducing machine commissioning time.

FeatureTURN - FeatureTURN provides quick and easy programming of all types of turned parts.
Creates both common and specialist hole types, facing and cut-off features, and grooves and threads on the outside or inside diameter, letting you machine all types of turned component.
Supports a wide range of canned cycles, including rough and finish profiling, threading, grooving, drilling and tapping, making the most efficient use of your machine controller.
Posts code to almost any CNC controller on the market today, letting you machine successfully from day one.
Supports machines with sub-spindles, bar feeders and bar pullers, increasing productivity by reducing material loading times.

FeatureWIRE - FeatureWIRE offers an automated approach for the programming of 2-axis and 4-axis wire EDM equipment.
Automatically provides the operations for different cutting strategies.
Includes a cutting conditions database that contains wire EDM generator settings, flushing and cutter compensation settings.
Outputs code for all industry-leading machines, including Agie-Charmilles, Fanuc, Mitsubishi and Sodick.
Supports a range of features for part creation, including dies, punches and sides.

FeatureRECOGNITION - Includes the following features for part creation:

Importing
With FeatureRECOGNITION, you can directly import 3D surface files (.igs, .dxf), 3D solid files (Acis .sat, Parasolid .x_t), native SolidWorks (.sldprt) files, SolidWorks Assemblies (.sldasm), native Autodesk Inventor (.ipt, .iam) files and native SolidEdge (.par, .psm, .asm) files. With the Direct CAD Model Transfer add-in, you can transfer SolidWorks and Autodesk Inventor models directly into FeatureCAM with a single click.

Recognising Features
All FeatureCAM products are designed to accelerate part programming, and give you the power to increase your productivity. FeatureRECOGNITION automates this further by providing an efficient solution for converting imported 3D CAD models to CNC parts. When 3D models are imported into traditional CAM systems, tedious edge extraction tools must be used to remodel the part in order to generate toolpaths. With FeatureRECOGNITION, features are created directly from solid or surface files. This includes features from milled, turned, 4-axis indexing, and turn/mill parts.
FeatureRECOGNITION is included with the Standard module for FeatureMILL2.5D and FeatureTURN.

Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR)
Once a 3D solid model is imported, Automatic Feature Recognition allows you to program entire 2D parts with a single click. It even recognizes holes around indexed or turn/mill parts and holes that are partially cut away by another feature. It automatically recognizes turned features, bores and grooves from imported turned solids. It recognizes sides, bosses, and pockets from the New Feature Wizard. AFR's associativity compares the initial imported model to revised model imports and identifies any changes. In addition, imported solid files are monitored for changes. When you open the corresponding FeatureCAM (.fm) file, you are alerted if there have been any changes made to the original CAD file. FeatureRECOGNITION also includes automatic hole recognition and suppression directly from SolidWorks and Autodesk Inventor files.

Interactive Feature Recognition
For more precise control, you can use Interactive Feature Recognition. It recognizes drafted features and extracts complex milling features directly from surface or solid models. You create features quickly and interactively without typing.

Customisation
After FeatureRECOGNITION creates the features, you can modify it by adjusting its location and adding draft angles, edge breaks or bottom radii.

Efficient NC Code
Small linear segments represent the edges of many surface models, even if the original surfaces of the model were created from a combination of lines and arcs. Since FeatureRECOGNITION works with the surfaces, not the edges, the resulting milling features will contain the arcs with efficient G2 and G3 moves.

FeatureMILL 3D - FeatureMILL3D offers a wide range of strategies for both conventional and high-speed 3D milling.
Maximises metal removal rates, helping you make parts faster Maintains constant cutter load, increasing tool life.
Minimises sudden changes in cutting direction, preventing tool breakage and part damage.
Produces parts with excellent surface finish quality, eliminating hand finishing.

Tombstone - Tombstone machining in FeatureCAM enables easy programming of production milling.
Supports both horizontal and vertical machine.
Manages the placement of the parts on the tombstone.
Helps you determine the milling coordinate systems.
Sequences the operations so that tool changes are minimised.
Simulates the NC code while displaying the tombstone, parts, tool, tool holder and spindle.
Detects any gouges during simulation for safe machining.
Allows maximum machine uptime for lean manufacturing techniques.

FeatureMILL 5 Axis Positioning - often referred to as 3+2, is available to allow programming of all 5 faces of a component. FeatureCAM's output supports Heidenhain SPATIAL PLANE and CYCL DEF 19, Siemens CYCLE 800, Fanuc / Hurco / Matsuura / Mazak G68.2 and Matsuura G54.2. We can output Euler angles and also Roll, Pitch and Yaw.
When used with Machine Simulation, allows full simulation of all machine moving parts for collision checking.

5 Axis Positioning supports various 5 Axis configurations:
A/B – Head/Head
A/C – Trunion Table/Table
B/C – Head/Table
B/C – Table/Table etc.

IndieCAM have working post processors and machine models for Brother, Bridgeport, Dahlih, Doosan, DMG, Fanuc, Haas, Hardinge, Hurco, Mazak, Matsuura, Mori Seiki, Okuma, Quaser, XYZ, YCM and many more.

FeatureTURN/MILL - enables both turning and milling features to be created on a single machine in one set-up.
Supports machines with C and Y milling capabilities and sub-spindles, letting you machine more complex parts.
Easily programs drilling or milling features on the face or outside diameter of a part with the FeatureTURN/MILL feature wizard, so you get parts onto your machine tool faster.
Contains all of the milling features in FeatureMILL2.5D, including holes, slots, pockets, grooves, sides and patterns, for increased flexibility.

Machine Simulation - FeatureCAM provides complete simulation of the machine tool environment to identify collisions between the machine components, spindle, holder, tooling and part stock in order to avoid costly mistakes. In addition to machine simulation, FeatureCAM also offers centerline, 2D, 3D and RapidCut simulation modes.
Faster programming turnaround because you can simulate cutting motion ahead of time.
Avoid production delays because of a machine that’s down.
Avoid costly repairs to a crashed spindle.
Avoid cost overruns from scrapped workpieces.
General peace of mind.
Specific capabilities:
Simulate complex machine tools and toolpaths for smoother machine tool movements.
Warnings for holder collisions and gouge detection ensure no costly mistakes occur during the manufacturing process.
Realistic graphics show metallic part rendering and may be rotated during the simulation.
Import or build machine models with FeatureCAM’s Solid Modelling module or your own solid modeller, including jigs, fixtures and machine specific features.
Load toolpaths into different machine models to ensure you use the most appropriate machine to produce the part.
Support for multiple cores enables you to simulate your manufacturing process faster than ever.
Cursor arrow keys allow you to step through the simulation at your own pace.
Part compare allows for quality control prior to machining, preventing scrap and the need for reprogramming.
Start a 3D simulation at any stage of the machining process.

Solid Modelling - This module allows you to create parts in either solids or surfaces and define clamps and fixtures for simulation purposes. Solids simplify advanced modeling and provide exceptional filleting, blending, and sweeping. Advanced tools include core/cavity separation and the creation of parting surfaces.

CAD Importation Modules - Importing
With FeatureRECOGNITION, you can directly import 3D surface files (.igs, .dxf), 3D solid files (Acis .sat, Parasolid .x_t), native SolidWorks (.sldprt) files, SolidWorks Assemblies (.sldasm), native Autodesk Inventor (.ipt, .iam) files and Native SolidEdge (.par, .psm, .asm) files. With the Direct CAD Model Transfer add-in, you can transfer SolidWorks and Autodesk Inventor models directly into FeatureCAM with a single click.
In addition to these FeatureCAM Premuim offers the abilty to import native CAD files from:
Step (.step, .stp)
Catia (.mod, .model)
Pro/E (.prt, .asm)
Catia V5 (.catpart, .catproduct)
UniGraphics (.prt)
and others

FeatureMILL 5 Axis Simultaneous - FeatureCAM supports simultaneous machining, including, trimming and swarf machining.
Produces complex parts with fewer set-ups, saving time and reducing errors.
Increases accuracy by machining parts with shorter, more rigid, tools.
Controls the tool axis, allowing machining of areas that cannot be machined with 3-axis strategies.
Converts 3-axis toolpaths to their 5-axis equivalents automatically, preventing collisions between holder and part.

FeatureTURN/MILL - enables both turning and milling features to be created on a single machine in one set-up.
Supports machines with C and Y milling capabilities and sub-spindles, letting you machine more complex parts.
Easily programs drilling or milling features on the face or outside diameter of a part with the FeatureTURN/MILL feature wizard, so you get parts onto your machine tool faster.
Contains all of the milling features in FeatureMILL2.5D, including holes, slots, pockets, grooves, sides and patterns, for increased flexibility.
Advanced Turn/Mill / Multi Turret
FeatureTURN/MILL’s Multi-Turret Turning technology controls turn/mill machines with multiple turrets, speeding production through true multi-tasking processes.
Synchronise and optimise your turn/mill operations between multiple turrets through an easy-to-use ‘drag and drop’ graphical interface on a time or operation-basis.
Sub-spindle and multiple spindle part transfer is available in FeatureCAM through defined feature operations.
Simultaneous B-axis turning in FeatureCAM enables you to create multiple machining orientations in a single set-up and quickly program complex machining operations.
Switch between C-axis milling and Y-axis milling to help improve the surface finish of milled parts with the tick of a box.

Probing - FeatureCAM CNC Touch-Trigger Probing is an optional module providing an in-process verification solution for automated ‘lights out’ machining of feature-rich parts, with support for multiple probing feature types.
Reduce wastage by checking for the presence of correct part or fixture.
Optimise toolpaths for the exact amount of material being machined.
Save time by minimising unnecessary re-cutting operations.
Maximise machine usage by aborting cutting when required.
Support for probing multiple feature types.

Sliding Head / Swiss - FeatureCAM now supports Swiss-Type lathes; turning centres designed for the production of small, precision components.
To create a Swiss project, a new document type is available with a range of Swiss functions, drag and drop synchronisation, full machine and sliding headstock simulation and more.
Automatic tool mapping to slots is also available, where tools are assigned to slots that can only accept that type of tool.

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