Swiss-Type Machining

Easy Programming for Complex Multiple Turret and Multiple Spindle Swiss-type CNC Machines

Swiss Machining

Easy Programming for Complex Multiple Turret and Multiple Spindle Swiss CNC Machines

Swiss CNC turning centers are a cost-effective solution for machining small, complex, and precision parts. These advanced machines feed material through a guide bushing, and cut using linear or revolver tools, all in one setup. Swiss machines handle multiple operations simultaneously, efficiently automating the entire machining process.

High volume production runs are no longer required when working on Swiss CNCs. Swiss-type lathes are evolving in complexity, which requires more advanced programming techniques.

SolidCAM stands at the forefront of this evolution, providing best-in-class Swiss machining solutions!

SolidCAM's advanced features enable offline CNC part programming, optimization, tool-path simulation and verification. Simply program setup, milling and turning operations on main and back spindles, and synchronize them in the Operations Sequence Manager.

SolidCAM's comprehensive range of Turning and C-, Y- and B-axis Milling operations, in addition to the patented iMachining technology, guarantees optimal machining of every part.

CNC ability, machine kinematics, and know-how are stored in a certified post-processor - customized for your needs. SolidCAM supports all common Swiss CNC machine and controller brands on the market – and there are no limits on the number of axes or channels.

ToolKit – Limitless Tool Manager

The best tool manager in CAM tool allows you to load, assemble, and manage your Tools and cutting settings. SolidCAM's Toolkit guarantees fast tool configuration switching - supported by a virtual machine environment (Machine Preview) and user-friendly interface, eliminating tool setup errors.

Tool components, including small and custom shaped inserts, can be directly imported as CAD data from the tool manufacturer's online catalog. SolidCAM's ToolKit supports any type of Face, Axial, Angular, and Multi-Cutter holders.

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Program. Simulate. Manufacture!

Endless capabilities in Milling and Turning

SolidCAM fully supports Polar Interpolation cycles, both radial and face.
Face oriented Milling operations can be performed on the positive X or negative X side, as needed to avoid collisions.

Turning operations can also be performed on the positive X or negative side as needed.


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Machine Control Operation: MCO

With MCOs you can define machine actions that are not tool-path oriented (e.g. turrets and spindles movements, open/close chucks, coolants, etc.).

Swiss CNC post-processors are equipped with already-prepared standard MCO cycles, that saves time for your part programming. Cycles consist of parameters that require minimum user input, for making necessary machine actions. With the MCOs you can program:

  • Bar safety retract
  • Bar pre-position for cut-off
  • Change tool
  • Part Pick-Up with Back Spindle
  • Perform re-clamp for long part machining
  • Program bar feeder
  • Control coolants
  • Part ejects
  • Axes, spindle and phase synchronization
  • Output any G/M command
  • Any custom action

Machine Simulation

Simulate and visually prove out the tool-path in SolidCAM's Machine Simulation before actually machining. This Software provides full collision detection between machine components, workpieces, fixtures, tools, and holders.

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Synchronize. Optimize. Maximize Productivity.

SolidCAM's easy-to-use Channel Synchronization Manager guides you through the order of operations, shows clashes and assist you to avoid them. It is perfect for synchronizing and optimizing all your machining processes for maximum production output. SolidCAM can control unlimited number of channels, exchange axes within channels, supports machining patterns and cutting modes.

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The Channel Synchronization's clash avoidance feature disables the generation of G-code or simulation if there is any clash issue in the defined synchronization. If the feature is active, it will mark operations that require an action, guiding you with pointed arrows and helpful comments. The system knows the controller logic and checks the possibilities of the synchronization, taking into account the machine kinematics, axes sharing, and synchronization wait-marks rules.

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SolidCAM supports three different superimposition modes. Axes can be superimposed onto other axes, where the slave axis follows the master axis.

For applicable Swiss CNC machines, SolidCAM will automatically detect this mode.

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Reduce machining time and stablize the part machining by using Sharing Axes and Drive Unit features. Synchronize two turning operations on different turrets at the same time, and under specific conditions, turning at the same spindle, or synchronize two milling operations on different turrets, using the same rotary axis.

Speed Up Your Complex CNC Machines