Turn-Cut Enables Turning on Horizontal Machining Centers
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Turn-Cut is used in applications that would traditionally use a CNC lathe to turn a feature (see Figure 2). In some cases, the part configuration (size, shape, weight) prohibits it from being set up on a lathe. With Turn-Cut, the part is stationary as the Turn-Cut programming creates the tool path. Enables Lathe Operations on a Horizontal Machining Center Lathe operation Turn-Cut operation.
Turn-Cut synchronizes the X & Y circular motion with the spindle angle to ensure the tool edge maintains its programmed path at all times. Turn-Cut is turned on by a G-code in the program and follows standard programming convention to describe the desired path.