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OPUS CAM Modules: Milling and Drilling

February 2022
Author: OPUS
Company: OPUS Entwicklungs und Vertriebs GmbH
OPUS CAM Modules: Milling and Drilling

OPUS CAM 2,5D Milling/Drilling
operation strategies for all applications

The OPUS Milling module contains all functionalities for contour-true surface milling with island detection for any number of contour elements. The entire milling cutter path calculation works automatically.

In addition, both individual cutter movements and surfaces specified in the polygon can be machined.

When drilling, the positioning paths can be optimized across cycles and sides.

As with all OPUS modules, you also work with the Milling module with an interactive display. 

Features 2,5D Milling and Drilling

  • Various 2 and 2.5 D milling strategies for machining pockets, surfaces, edges
  • Powerful 3D milling for machining free-form geometries (roughing, finishing)
  • Controller-independent generation of NC blocks
  • Raw part mass and clamping environments can be taken into account in the calculation
  • Multiple clamping
  • Engraving
  • Process control with raw part update
  • Drilling operations with support of drilling sequences
  • Bore detection
  • Feature technology
  • Path and time optimization (tool and side change)
  • Support of own cycles
  • Predefined control cycles for drilling and milling, with display and simulation

Features 3D Milling 

OPUS already offers you the possibility to machine free-form surfaces with the milling module.

Powerful algorithms for path calculation are available: 

  • Roughing:
    • Trochoidal milling
    • Rest material roughing
    • Consideration of raw materials
    • Consideration of undercuts 
  • Various finishing algorithms:
    • Finishing parallel paths with adjustable angles
    • Finishing Z planes
    • Finishing with constant peak-to-valley height
    • Smoothing over projections
    • Finishing of flat areas
    • Finishing via projection contours
    • Corner processing
    • Residual Finishing

Also with this option we offer you the high flexibility and control you are used to from OPUS. The tool paths can be edited and influenced at any time.

A number of options are available to calculate the tool paths only for certain parts of the model, only for certain angular ranges (e.g. for very steep areas) or only at certain heights.

These functions give you the tools you need to produce workpieces with the highest efficiency and surface quality.

Of course, this toolpath calculation also includes a collision check with several options to avoid these collisions by using additional retract movements or trim functions. 

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