Prog & Control Engineering
Program and Control Engineering provides a suite of solutions that allow the user to virtually program, validate and simulate manufacturing systems for the virtual commissioning of production facilities.
DELMIA Milling Machining
Programming of 2.5 - 3 Axis Milling Machines
DELMIA Milling Machining (MIM) delivers the capability to program milling operations that require the simultaneous motion of 2 or 3 machine tool axis. NC Programmers are immersed in a V6 3D environment that allows them to create, optimize, and validate their milling programs in the context of the physical workplace. It has a full set of CAM features that includes work piece set up, cutter definition and tool path simulation which includes material removal. DELMIA Milling Machining allows users to generate and simulate ISO Code, including High Speed Cutting operations, allowing them to perform program prove-out in this virtual environment. NC programmers benefit from full associativity with V6 product designs and powerful machining automation capabilities to drastically reduce NC programming and program optimization time.
- Optimized tool paths and reduced machining time
- Quick tool path definition thanks to an intuitive user interface
- Rapid verification of tool path
- Management of impacts between Engineering and Manufacturing
- Associativity with CATIA design tools for efficient design change management
- Machining resources in database
- Reduced administration costs and skills efforts
- High level of automation and standardization by capture and reuse of proven manufacturing know-how
Optimized tool paths and reduced machining timeDELMIA NC portfolio offers a full set of high-end 2.5 3-axis and 3-to-5 axis milling and drilling operations for accurate tool path definition, including support of high-speed milling technology. It enables the milling of positioned 2.5 multi-axis prismatic parts, like roughing, pocketing and 2.5-axis cycles dedicated to HSM. It provides also the programmer with 3-axis milling solution needed to machine molds and dies. For example, main covered cycles of 3-axis machining are plunge milling and sweepings with various strategies. It answers the needs of all industrial processes, and as the de facto standard, it makes it possible to machine the most complex parts.
Quick tool path definition thanks to an intuitive user interfaceThe user defines machining operations quickly using intuitive graphic dialog boxes. "Traffic lights" indicate if there are still parameters to be defined in order to complete the operation. Help icons assist the user for each parameter of the operation : when clicking on these help icons, an image describing the parameter pops up in the panel. Moreover, the user takes advantage of copy/paste facilities for organizing program using specification tree. Finally, tool changes and machine rotations are automatically generated and can be visualized in the machining operation definition panel.
Rapid verification of tool pathThis solution enables accurate verification of the tool path including simulation of material removal and analysis of remaining material in photo mode (with full tooling fixture and tool holder collision checking). In fact, the tool path replay allows generation and verification of individual operations or the complete programs. Then alternative machining strategies can be tested and collision-free trajectories can be obtained. It also allows in-process part visualization and material removal simulation. The user can visualize the in-process part and analyze remaining material, tool collision, etc.
Management of impacts between Engineering and ManufacturingUser may create “implement links”, connecting machining programs to engineering data. These links can be used to see what machining programs are impacted by engineering changes, and can see whether machining data are up to date with respect to engineering changes.
Associativity with CATIA design tools for efficient design change managementThis solution set possesses a high level of associativity between product engineering and manufacturing processes and resources. Companies can therefore manage concurrent engineering and manufacturing flows better and reduce the length of the design to manufacturing cycle and then saving costs. DELMIA NC offers the best support of design changes or design variants and a rapid creation of programs for families of parts.
Machining resources in databaseCNC machines, tools, tool assemblies are stored in database like any other PLM object. These resources can be retrieved through the standard PLM search, using relevant machining attributes, and then re-use them in machining programs.
Reduced administration costs and skills effortsDELMIA Machining solution can be used as a single system to cover a wide set of integrated applications, from 2.5 to 5-axis milling. This allows companies to institute strong, manageable and long-term partnerships with their CAM supplier.
High level of automation and standardization by capture and reuse of proven manufacturing know-howThe user can define and store machining processes for multi pocket machining operations in dedicated templates stored in database, and apply them to part geometry or to design features. As a result, company know-how is capitalized and reused for efficient programming. NC objects and attributes can be handled as knowledgeware objects (in manufacturing intent and macro storage, for example) in order to increase the level of automation and standardization.