NC Prismatic & Mill-Turn Machine Programmer Role Overview
With NC Prismatic & Mill-Turn Machine Programmer, users can program milling and turning machines to produce 3D parts that require advanced 2.5-axis milling and turning operations.
Machinists can program complex multi-tasking mill-turn machines with synchronization and part-transfer capabilities.
Realistic Virtual Workplace
The 3D environment immerses NC programmers in a realistic virtual workplace as they create, optimize and validate NC programs for 2.5-axis milling and turning processes. Prismatic & Mill-Turn Machine Programmer provides a full set of features for workpiece setup, cutter tool assembly and toolpath simulation that include material removal, machine-tool simulation and NC code generation.
NC programmers can capture and leverage Enterprise IP and collaborate with other stakeholders as they develop, validate and optimize NC programs. Prismatic & Mill-Turn Machine Programmer makes it easy to access current information about machining resources, programs and machine tool setups.
NC Prismatic & Mill-Turn Machine Programmer Capabilities
Flexible machining and toolpath workflows with real-time collaboration
Accelerate NC programming
Quickly author and edit NC programs. Intuitive graphic dialog boxes, traffic light indicators for undefined machining parameters and help icons for each parameter make the process highly efficient. Tool changes and machine rotations are automatically generated and can be visualized in the machining operation definition panel. Copy-and-paste functions help organize programs in the specification tree.
Maximize machine tool utilization
Prismatic & Mill-Turn Machine Programmer offers a wide range of operations and strategies that help programmers create toolpath programs that minimize non-value-added motion. Optimized NC programs, including high-speed machining features, reduce overall machining cycle time. Prismatic & Mill-Turn Machine Programmer considers in-process parts when generating
Mitigate risk to production
A 3D environment creates optimized NC programs in the manufacturing context: NC machine, cutter, tool assemblies, NC accessories and other elements. This provides a better understanding of the machining cell and ensures that the toolpath and machining strategy consider the tool’s physical environment. It also reduces the risk of unexpected issues and production delays.
Leverage intellectual property
Improve automation and standardization of NC toolpath programs. Users can define and store machining processes as dedicated templates, then store them in catalogs for reuse. Company intellectual property is capitalized and re-used to make programming more efficient. The gains in productivity and machining work standardization are significant.
A single design-to-machining solution to understand engineering changes
Based on 3DEXPERIENCE® Works, Prismatic & Mill-Turn Machine Programmer provides an unrivaled level of associativity between product engineering, manufacturing processes and resources. Companies can better manage concurrent engineering and manufacturing flows and shorten the design-to-manufacturing cycle.
Prismatic & Mill-Turn Machine Programmer offers the best available support of design changes or design variants and the rapid creation of programs for families of parts. Native implementation links connect machining programs to engineering and manufacturing data.
These links can be used to see which machining programs are impacted by engineering or manufacturing changes like a new cutter, for example, and to see whether machining data is up to date with respect to engineering changes.
NC Prismatic & Mill-Turn Machine Programmer Features
NC Prismatic & Mill-Turn Machine Programmer is fully on the cloud—all you need to start designing is an internet connection.
Manage and program machining resources with powerful multi-tasking mill-turn capabilities
Manage Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines, accessories, tools and tool assemblies in 3D. These resources can be retrieved through standard search capabilities using relevant machining attributes and instantiated in a machining cell.
Users can clearly see the impact of changes on the definition of objects such as parts or cutting tools across all NC processes and programs.
Prismatic & Mill-Turn Machine Programmer supports default or customized representations of the cutter and tool assemblies that are used for verification, simulation with material removal and collision checking. Programmers can author NC programs for complex mill-turn machines with multiple spindles and turrets using synchronization features, balance turning and part-transfer capabilities. Through an immersive, intuitive interface, users can synchronize operations and passes within an operation and define part-transfer activities.
Automatic association of prismatic machining features with part design
Prismatic & Mill-Turn Machine Programmer automatically recognizes the prismatic machining features of the product design, significantly reducing toolpath programming time.
A manufacturing view of the design part is generated, with all the drilling and milling features that are to be machined. Through this embedded feature-recognition technology, Prismatic & Mill-Turn Machine Programmer enables toolpath programming for geometrical-machined, feature-creation design parts—even those with no design feature specifications.
Creation and optimization of 2.5-Axis milling, drilling and probing operations
Prismatic & Mill-Turn Machine Programmer offers a broad range of machining operations for toolpath definition, including pocketing, facing and contouring.
These operations can be defined as multi-level and multi-pass. At the user’s request, the toolpath can be optimized for high-speed machining. Point-to-point machining is available, as well as a full set of axial operations from standard drilling to complex boring and chamfering.
Several dedicated strategies for hard material are included such as trochoidal milling, concentric milling and spiral morphing. This concentric strategy controls the radial engagement to maximize the efficiency on the machine while protecting the cutter.
Prismatic & Mill-Turn Machine Programmer offers unique functionalities for creating and verifying milling, drilling and probing operations.
Connect to SOLIDWORKS Desktop
Connect your traditional desktop experience with SOLIDWORKS to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.
- Integrated directly into SOLIDWORKS, the 3DEXPERIENCE Desktop Add-in allows you to access all of your information from the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform right from within SOLIDWORKS.
- This workflow allows you to combine the power of SOLIDWORKS to quickly create and edit your engineering designs, with the collaborative features of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.
3DEXPERIENCE Works provides a Safe, Social, Connected, Informed and Structured environment for team leaders, project managers and other professionals who want to manage data on the cloud and collaborate without constraints.
Safe: Customer controlled access. Transparent cloud backup. Encrypted communication protocols. Data always safe-no overwrite, no loss of data.
Social: Integrated structured and unstructured collaboration tools enabling social innovation. Collaborate on product design or engage with your stakeholders early in product development.
Connected: Every user always connected to a single, common database. Access data anywhere, anytime, on any device. Review and markup models.
Informed: Choose from the widget library, Create and share Dashboards. Get the latest information about your product development. Always have access to your latest data.
Structured: Zero overhead data management - store and manage data across collaborative spaces, share information in communities. Find indexed data faster by using tags, custom search, etc.