Alphacam Wire EDM - Fully Supported 2-Axis Machining & 4-Axis Wire EDM
Alphacam is a leading CAM solution for wire eroding. The emphasis behind the development of Alphacam is to provide our customers with productivity, reliability and flexibility.
All Alphacam modules are built using one core foundation which includes geometry creation commands such as line, arc, circle, rectangle, polygon, ellipse, spline and polyline together with surface creation options. Other features include intelligent snapping functions such as end, mid, centre, intersect, tangent, quadrant and auto. Import options for DXF, DWG, IGES and a variety of solid model formats ensure compatibility with other CAD systems. There are also various geometry editing functions including undo, redo, move, copy, rotate, mirror, scale, break, trim, explode, join, extend, fillet, chamfer and offset. All modules have user defined tool and material libraries controlling many of the important machining parameters such as tool direction, automatic lead in and lead out, corner cut options (straight, roll round or loop), G41/42 tool compensation and automatic calculation of speeds and feeds.
2-Axis machining with optional constant draft angle and 4-Axis shape-to-shape cutting are fully supported. Multi-level block heights can be automatically calculated if the wire angle exceeds the CNC machine’s capability.
Automatic nesting of parts, for sheet optimisation, is just one of the reasons why Alphacam is an excellent tool when profiling using lasers, water-jet and plasma cutters. Links to machinespecific technology tables are made easy using Alphacam’s powerful API and fully integrated Microsoft® VBA. 5-Axis support for planar contouring and drilling as well as simultaneous machining for trimming are all supported by Alphacam.
With manufacturers facing ever increasing global competition, it is essential to maintain maximum machinery efficiency to ensure optimal production throughput. Having an optimised link between Alphacam and your CNC machines, through the use of post processors, is a key component in attaining this efficiency. Having developed post processors for virtually every machine control in use today, Alphacam has the knowledge and experience to fine tune your CNC output ensuring maximum yield and quality in the shortest possible time.