CATIA V5 – Advanced Multi-Axis & Pocket Machining





Overview

It is essential to quickly and truthfully respond to customer’s needs in today’s global environment. Therefore, companies need to produce the most complex parts quicker than ever, optimize machine tool usage, while producing finished parts with the highest quality.

The CATIA Advanced Multi-axis and Pocket Machining option is the all in one reference milling option that enables machining of the most complex parts, using 2.5-axis to 5-axis and advanced aerospace multi-axis processes. NC programmers benefit from full associativity with CATIA design parts and powerful machining automation capabilities to drastically reduce NC programming and machining time.

Benefits

· All-in-one milling option
· Best in class surface machining quality, faster machining time and ensured collision free tool paths
· Drastic reduction of machining operations and NC programming time savings
· Especially for multi-pocket parts (programming is up to 8 times faster with 75% fewer operations)
· Through-machining process automation
· Ultra-large NC program management and ultra-fast computation thanks to 64-bit support
· Seamless design-to-manufacturing process with manufacturing features recognition and full associativity in the event design changes are made
· Detailed analysis of the machined part and Multi-axis analysis of remaining material

Capabilities

· State of the art machining techniques support: HSM capability, strategies for hard materials
· 5-axis flank contouring
· 5-axis helix machining for turbo-machinery parts
· Global and automatic machining strategy for multi-cavity parts
· Powerful automation capabilities for efficient NC programming
· Capitalization of already defined processes thanks to machining process templates
· Automatic sequencing, user defined Features…
· Accurate verification of the tool path including simulation of material removal and analysis of remaining material

Workbenches

This option contains:

CATIA – Advanced Machining 2
CATIA – Multi-pocket Machining 2
CATIA – Prismatic Machining Preparation Assistant 2
CATIA – Generative Shape Design 1
CATIA – NC Manufacturing Verification 2
CATIA – NC Manufacturing Review 2