FeatureCAM for Lathes Class


3 Lessons

115 Enrolled


FeatureCAM automates your workflow from design to NC Code, reducing programming time and producing consistent results for CNC Milling, turning, and wire applications. In this class, we will take a look at using FeatureCAM Standard to program a variety of lathe parts, ranging from simple parts to be machined on a 2-axis lathe, to more complex parts utilizing your lathe's live tooling, and multiple spindles. While this class is meant to familiarize you with the details of programming parts in FeatureCAM, the main objective of this class is to teach you the workflow of programming parts in FeatureCAM. Focusing on the workflow as opposed to specific tools and details in the software will ensure the smoothest possible transition between programming parts in this class, and confidently taking what you've learned into your own shop.

Download the free FeatureCAM trial!

If you're interested in learning about FeatureCAM and exploring its capabilities, download the free 30-day trial of FeatureCAM Standard before enrolling in this class! If you're interested in learning more about what FeatureCAM has to offer, visit our FeatureCAM website for more details.

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Lesson 1: Introduction to Turning

In this lesson, we will take an introductory look at programming a simply part from an engineering drawing, to be machined on a 2-axis lathe.

Lesson 2: Intermediate Turning

In this lesson, we will take a deeper look at programming parts for lathes by programming a part from a solid model, utilizing multiple turrets.

Lesson 3: Introduction to Turn/Mill

In this lesson, we will take an introductory look at programming parts for a lathe with live tooling, while still digging deeper into the world of basic lathe programming.

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