While performing an online demonstration the other day, a client asked if KipwareM® had a menu to perform multi sided milling of shapes other than a hex. Of course, the hex shape is a standard feature. KipwareM® can also mill square, rectangular and round bosses using the conversational menus and non standard shapes through the SketchPad. But his question got us wondering about easily programming the milling of pentagons, heptagons, octagons and so on. We thought the answer would be to create a conversational, fill in the blank menu that can quickly and easily create G code milling for a figure with any number of sides, so we did.
The video below will illustrate the use of the newly released multi sided milling menu, now a standard menu in KipwareM®
The form allows the user to define a shape with any number of sides, by just entering the diameter of the circumscribed circle and the required number of sides. The user can also input the radius of the cutter along with all the machining parameters required to machine the shape to the desired depth.
At Kentech we are innovators and pioneers. This new menu illustrates not only the constant innovation being done on Kipware® software, but also the level of real world development being poured into Kipware® to ensure that it continues to be the gold standard for PC based conversational CNC cam software.
Kipware® conversational is a powerful and easy to use tool for anyone’s CNC programming arsenal. Click HERE or visit www.KentechInc.com to put Kipware® conversational to work for you.
Kentech Inc. is pleased to announce the release of (2) new features for KipwareM® – Conversational CNC Programming Software for Milling and KipwareT® – Conversational CNC Programming Software for Turning.
KipwareM® – Easy Hole Location Import from DXF Files
We have expanded the DXF hole location import options for both ID HELICAL MILLING and ROUND POCKET conversational menus. This new feature allows user to auto-import hole locations using a DXF file.
If the user has to machine round pockets or perform ID helical milling operations at multiple hole locations … they can now import those locations through a DXF file.
Options have already existed to auto-create a BOLT CIRCLE, GRID PATTERN or HOLES-ON-A-LINE pattern … but now locations can easily be imported using the READ DXF LOCATIONS option. Using this feature … KipwareM® will scan a DXF file for any and all POINT elements in the DXF and import those X and Y locations into the form. When the G code program is created … KipwareM® will auto program all locations for either the HELICAL MILLING or ROUND POCKET machining operations as described in the conversational form.
The number of hole locations is UNLIMITED making this feature a huge time saving when performing complex hole operations at multiple locations.
KipwareT® – Easy check for MULTI DIAMETER Turning Configurations
KipwareT® contains the easiest and most powerful conversational programming option for multi-diameter turning on the market in our SIMPLE TURNING and SIMPLE BORING menus. Our menu allows the user to describe an UNLIMITED number of OD or ID diameters to rough / finish turn … all with an unlimited and all user defined chamfer and / or radii options at all corners.
Making this option even more user-friendly and easy to program is the new VIEW SHAPE option. User can use this feature to quickly and easily visualize the finished contour as it is developed through the conversational menu. At any time while describing the shape … the VIEW SHAPE feature can be employed to visually see the shape described. Changes or alterations can then easily be made directly in the conversational form and re-checked using the VIEW SHAPE option.
All new features are currently shipping standard as of this writing.
The current Version of KipwareM® at this writing is 19.5.0
The current Version of KipwareT® at this writing is 20.0.0
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