The programming of, for example, a CNC machine can be performed in different ways: originally, for the first CNC machines, the commands were entered directly in the control unit's programming language using a text editor (textual and alphanumeric programming). This manual, time-consuming and expensive method is no longer required today.
As already explained, the Kufferath Group works with a CAM software. A CAM system is independent of the CNC machine, i.e. the machine does not have to be shut-down during programming and can remain productive. The CAD data is transmitted to the production area in electronic form, which significantly reduces or even completely eliminates errors during data transmission.
Functions and lessons learned can be stored in the CAD system so that repetitive tasks can be executed more quickly and safely. The tooling can also be planned and prepared in advance.
The parameters proposed for processing by the CAM system are manually adjusted where required. The previously defined operations can be simulated for control purposes in order to calculate the optimal tool paths, prevent air cuts and make sure that the tool geometry is optimally adapted to the specific processing.
Our cutting edge processing machines are computer-assisted.
They are controlled by programming code and are taught exactly what needs to be done.
From the draft to production: Programming
From the draft through to production – programming with CAM