SURFCAM Lathe features turning, facing, grooving, boring, threading and cut off capability. The turning module also delivers front and back angle checking on the tool for gouge-free toolpaths.
SURFCAM Lathe offers the machinist sub-spindle programming and automatic retract logic for complex inner diameter machining.
Complete visualization and gouge avoidance means error-free turning.
Various methods are available to cut simple and complex grooves with optimum tool motion.
Polar interpolation support and Y-axis cutting increase range of production capabilities.
The system automatically avoids undercuts by checking tool geometry.
One-step ID/OD roughing and finishing means an automated turning process.
For mill/turn machines, SURFCAM offers an integrated tool kit with both live tooling and off-center operation capability. For most applications, the SURFCAM 2 Axis Plus systems with the Lathe option is adequate for mill/turn programming, but the SURFCAM 3- or 4-axis systems are better choices for mill/turn jobs such as impellers.