Today we are going to see some software which are able to make 3d program on raw block and material. In our last article we have shown you making manual program on CNC control on your own. It is quite easy to make manual program on machine control, but sometimes its time consuming and risky.
Time consuming means you have to recall all “G & M codes” which you have remembered earlier and if one code is missing your program might be useless or you can’t run on CNC machine.
And risky we mean by if you forgot to place all codes on thier proper place and you ran the program on CNC machine output may be unexpected or machine may be collide.
So here in our today’s article we are going to show you some automatic programming application which could solve your problem of making 2D & 3D programs.
These application are so intelligent that they can generate any kind of program for any kind of machine like eg. VMC and multi-axes machine. You can make 2D as wel as 3D programs on these applications. These application can make any kind of program like_ pocketing, facing, drilling, 3d surface programming and multiaxes part finishing.
Applications shown below are randomly selected here, we didn’t followed any survey to give them number in our article. So without wasting time let’s move on to our article and see which are that application ? how they are helpful to your programming needs ?
Powermill is an application which is widly used among the programmers in the world of CAM industry. earlier powermill application was introduced by Delcam inc. which is an UK based company, but recently it is captured by Autodesk, USA. There are so many applictions which autodesk has developed or borrowed, but powermill is a gem application which they have.
Powermill has an integrated user interface and highly effective programming stratagies, which a programming appliction should have. Powermill can generate high quality programs on any kind of machining part from simple to complex. In other where you have to run generated program on CNC machine, here in Powermill user can easily edit or trim generated program which makes this application quite better among its rivals.
In Powermill user can post their generated program according to machine as there is wide range of post processors available in Powermill.
Powermill has a powerful data exchange module which enables its user to import or export various type or format of model in its user window.
If you are interested to purchase it then you can get it here___ Autodesk
Hypermill is originally from germeny and its very precise and costly application too. Hypermill is another wel known name in CAM industry, which give its user enough power to machine uneven and complex geometory with high precision and super finish.
Hypermill has its own unique and stronge algorithm to indentifiy machine DNA and geomertic stock and its sync between them to easily machine that area with less human efforts.
Hypermill is highly recommanded for impeller and blade machining and it is widely used in turbomachinery industry where precision is everything.
Hypermill is good for feature based machining as it has a good feature rcognition system that accuratly captures all common features like_ hole, pocket, drill hole, collor etc.
But thing to known is Hypermill is not for freshers as it is an advance level application so, you must have some prior experience in generating CNC programs.
If you are new to Hypermill you need some more time to learn this software. Its tools or strategies are little bit complex at once.
Program generated in Hypermill can not be trommed or sliced as they promise a clean and accurate nc program. Hypermill provide some common postprocessor with help of that you can easily post process your nc program to run on a CNC machine.
If you are interested to purchase it then you can get it here___ Openmind
Mastercam is from USA and it has a big user group around the globe. Mastercam is almost similar to other programming application, it has same programming stratagies that other have.
Mastercam has a very clean and easy user interface like all its earlier version, which enables the user to find out the commands very easily.
Masrercam has also a very nice data exchange utility which imports and exports various formats of model within it. A large size of 3D model can be imported in it within some seconds and apart from importing 3D model can be handled very smoothly in Mastercam interface.
Mastercam is mainly concentrating on FBM (feature base machining) for its 2D user, who are working in production field like they are making some kind of machine part or common part used in some assembly.
FBM is a kind of technology which easily acquire some features available in the machining model like eg. drill holes, collars, pockets, boss, slot and face etc. and in FBM technique Mastercam tries to machine those area in a friction of time or you have to do just some clicks to machine.
Apart from FBM Mastercam also uses a very strong algorithm to find out and machine all the simple and complex surface available in the 3D model.
Mastercam is also used in turbomachinery field, it has impeller machining module which machine any kind of impeller or blade very precisely.
Mstercam also offers dedicated post processors for CNC machines using which user can post their nc program for running on CNC machines.
If you are interested to purchase it then you can get it here___ Mastercam
Unigraphics is from USA and developed & sold by siemens PLM.
Some peoples are might not be familiar with the quote that Unigraphics is also used for generating or making CNC programs.
May be we all know Unigraphics as a very strong CAD modeller, but it is also used for making programs.
Unigraphics is good for making 3D models but it is not as much good for CNC programs.
It has some complex form filling options which might confuse you, but program generated in Unigraphics gives good result on CNC machines.
If we talk about programming stratagies in Unigraphics then it have some basic programming stratagies, but they all are useful and effective.
Unigraphics come along with its own post processor builder with help of that you can make your own post processor for available CNC machine in the workshop. User can even modify previous post processor in this post builder according to machine need.
There is just very less information available regarding programming in Unigraphics as there is very less number of users are using this application for generating CNC programs.
If you are interested to purchase it then you can get it here___ Siemens PLM
Tebis is a german software and sold & supplied by Tebis technische infoemations system AG.
Tebis is also a well known name when it come to nc program generation. Earlier a big group of CNC programmers were using this software for making CNC program for automatic machines.
Tebis has surface programming system means user have to select drive surface and to fill required parameter that’s it, software will generate clean tool path at that area.
Tebis is mostly suitable for 3D profile and 3D geometry machining. It doesn’t have so much form filling and complex geometric equations to calculate.
Tebis user just have to fill required parameter in programming form and rest all will be done by software itself.
Tebis doesn’t have more number of programming strategy types, there will be some common programming strategies which are used to machine simple or even complex 3D part.
Tebis don’t have that much kind of data exchange module like powermill and mastercam. Here in Tebis user can import some basic format of model like eg. iges, vda, xt .
But even though tebis don’t have a powerful data exchange, it has a good post processor which generate better nc program like others.
If you are interested to purchase it then you can get it here___ Tebis AG
*** So these all were some software which are commonly used worldwide for generating NC program. Software shown above are arranged randomly and we do not comment on them as their popularity here.
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