Intelligent Software for On Machine Probing
Complex CNC machining operations can now be easily validated with in process measurements. Manufacturers who are producing high value parts can quickly and easily develop probe path and integrate measurement cycles with machining cycles. Surfcam Inspect provides a comprehensive set of geometric features and constructions for measuring part characteristics such as webs, pockets, thickness and heights while the intuitive user interface and work flow allows the user to seamlessly transition from programming CAM cycles to measurement cycles.
Surfcam Inspect is the ideal environment for the CAM programmer to develop machining and probing cycles in one output file. Because the inspection workflow is tightly integrated into the Surfcam workspace, the transition from machining to measuring and back again is seamless. Whether stitching together probing and machining cycles for the purpose of automating part setup, managing stock for roughing operations or final part acceptance, Surfcam Inspect provides a single programming environment for managing all aspects of the machining process.
algorithms in Surfcam Inspect offer the user several choices when calibrating the probe for measurement tasks. Whether the application requires ultimate accuracy or speed and versatility, Surfcam Inspect has it all. Proprietary algorithms for managing probe radius compensation in every measurement scenario ensures the user of the integrity of the measurement results under multi axis measurement scenarios. All while maintaining independence of the probe manufacturer installed on the machine tool.
feedback is provided in the form of CMM style report templates along with graphical, color coded deviation information that is displayed on the CAD model. Surfcam Inspect also provides a useful results simulation capability that allows you to produce simulated results offline from the machine giving you the opportunity to tailor your reports without having to be connected to the machine. Flexible tolerancing options allow for full reporting of measured characteristics with a pass/fail evaluation.
Using our feature recognition tools, Surfcam Inspect helps optimize the programming process by allowing the user to program multiple features with a single mouse click. The Surfcam Inspect feature set provides the following features and part characteristics:
Points and Point Arrays – evaluate simple axis deviation, material condition or profile with single or multiple point functions.
Circular – Whether internal or external, Surfcam Inspect has the ability evaluate bores and/or bosses for size, location and/or form.
Planar – Measure planar features with an option to report location and/or form.
Web/Pocket – Measure thicknesses and widths with caliper like functions.
Orientations - Report characteristics like angles between features or angle to an axis.