Mastercam Mill-Turn programming streamlines high-power multistream machine centers for increased performance and safety. These multitasking CNC machines reduce multiple setups, manual part handling, redundant fixturing, and idle time for improved productivity in manufacturing.
Using Mastercam’s proven milling and lathe toolpaths, this software simplifies the programming process for mill-turn machines with job setups keyed to the exact machine in your shop.
- Optimization, synchronization, and visualization in a single platform.
- Automation to easily manage complex operations between multiple machine data streams.
- Efficient milling, turning, and drilling operations with fewer setups at high speed.
- Program simple lathes in addition to complex machines.
This lathe mill combination programming software provides a set of routines to program complex parts and test your cutting strategies in a single environment—before your stock is on your multitasking machine. You can use Mill-Turn to machine parts without fear of costly collisions or machine damage.
- Automated job setup
- Intelligent, stock-aware toolpaths
- Powerful Gantt- or Tree-style synchronization
Mastercam Mill-Turn provides a custom machining environment in which the machine configuration and limits are captured and displayed graphically to ensure safety and quality.
Learn how our Mill-Turn solutions can help solve your manufacturing challeges.
CAD for CAM
A full design package based on a machinists needs including wireframe, surfaces, and solids design; open most CAD file in Mastercam to access modeling and prep tools for CAM programmers to get parts on and off machines quickly.
Mastercam’s proven toolpaths, intuitive part handling, automated job setup, 3D tooling support, customized milling tools optimized for mill-turn machining, deburring, support for 2- through 5-axis toolpaths, multiturret, multispindle, and more—all managed in a single machine environment.
Detect collisions between your stock, tool, and machine components before sending code to your machine tool. Machine Simulation is a safe way to prove out 3-axis, 4-axis, or 5-axis toolpaths to make clean, efficient, and accurate programs.
Mastercam Code Expert
Optimize machine movement and synchronization between turrets
and spindles with this state-of-the art interface to generate accurate and efficient code.
Extend tool life with proprietary toolpath strategies that maximize material removal rate and reduce cycle times.
Mastercam Mill-Turn allows you to have a complete post, additional tools made for those machines like pinch and balanced turning, and ease of use for twin spindle, twin turret, and B-axis head machines.
As a result of our partnership
with great companies like Sandvik Coromant®, Mastercam Mill-Turn users get the benefits of
industry-leading technology like PrimeTurning™ automated toolpath strategies and CoroTurn® tools.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is CNC mill turning programming?
CNC mill-turn programming involves creating toolpaths through G-code to operate a computer numerical control (CNC) mill-turning machine. This allows for machine automation, where the machine cuts a part to the specifications of the input code.
What is a CNC mill turning machine?
A mill-turning machine performs subtractive manufacturing, where material is removed through strategic cutting techniques. On a mill-turning machine you have the capabilities of a mill, where the tools move around a piece of stationary stock material, combined with the capabilities of a lathe, where the tools move on a spinning piece of stock. A CNC mill-turning machine is capable of cutting parts as programmed by a CAM software like Mastercam.
How do you program a CNC mill turning machine?
A CNC mill-turn machine is programmed like all computer numerical control machines, with a CAM software. Software such as Mastercam is used to create efficient machine motion using G-code to program the CNC mill-turning machine and automate the manufacturing process.
What is the difference between CNC milling and turning?
CNC milling is a subtractive manufacturing process where the tools move around a stationary piece of stock material that is held in place with a variety of fixturing options. In CNC turning, material is similarly removed from a piece of stock material, but instead of being stationary, it is spinning in a lathe assembly.
What is the best way to program a CNC mill turn machine?
Mill-turning machines introduce complexity not seen in many other milling machines or lathes. Mill-turning machines often include multiple turrets with different tools, some of which can engage the part at the same time. For this reason, the most important aspects of safe and efficient mill-turn programming are 1) robust mill and lathe programming techniques, and 2) the ability to properly synchronize tool motion from multiple locations.
Why is CNC mill programming software helpful?
CNC mill-turning software eliminates errors that can occur when manually programming a CNC mill-turning machine. It also allows adaptability and offers methods of precision machining that are impossible through manual programming.
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