Easily define NC programs dedicated to machine parts on multi-slide lathe machining centers with multiple turrets and spindles.
CATIA - Multi-Slide Lathe Machining 2 (MLG) is a new generation tool that enables NC programmers to leverage the productivity of multi-slide lathe machining centers with multiple turrets and spindles.These types of multi-turret and multi-spindle machines deliver significant productivity gains to manufacturing companies as soon as they are managed by an adaptive solution for the up-front programming and simulation. CATIA - Multi-Slide Lathe Machining 2 (MLG) delivers to the shopfloor programmer powerful tools for easily creating, simulating and synchronizing NC programs using multiple turrets. Its objective is to shorten the time needed to machine high quality parts. Obviously, CATIA - Multi-Slide Lathe Machining 2 (MLG) takes advantage of the CATIA V5 standard Knowledgware capabilities and the associativity with CATIA design products allows efficient change management.
- Optimize the use and the productivity of lathe center machines
- Delivers smart steering synopsis for turning and/or milling operations synchronization
- Help to manage program quality through review Time Based Replay capabilities
- High level of automation and standardization by capture and reuse of proven manufacturing know-how
- Associativity with CATIA design tools for efficient design change management
Product Key Customer Benefits
- Optimize the use and the productivity of Lathe Center machines: Today, multi-functional machine tools such as lathe machining centers are about to become a standard installation in manufacturing industries. The productivity gain these machines bring to the shop floor is significant once they can be used at 100% of their capabilities. CATIA - Multi-Slide Lathe Machining 2 (MLG) delivers a solution for the up-front programming and simulation adapted to these high-performance machines. Therefore, this new product helps companies to optimize the return on investment on these multi-axis lathe machines and boosts the overall productivity of complex part machining processes.
- Delivers smart steering synopsis for turning and/or milling operations synchronization: CATIA - Multi-Slide Lathe Machining 2 (MLG) enables the user to set up a machining operation for each turret available on the machine. The objective is then to optimize the synchronization of all these operations to get the best quality in the shortest time. The user pilots this synchronization between programs with visual tools such as Gantt charts. This tool provides an overview of all programs which are displayed as a time function. Indeed the user easily choose the fastest way to machine the final part.
- Helps to manage program quality through review Time Based Replay capabilities: In order to check program sequence and synchronization influence, CATIA - Multi-Slide Lathe Machining 2 (MLG) enables the user to simulate turrets activities with the programmed sequencing operations defined earlier. The NC programmer is able to detect any potential collisions between Tools or any other incoherencies to be removed. Once the virtual program is validated, the NC Output code can be sent to the lathe center, where the part will be machine right at the first time.
- High level of automation and standardization by capture and reuse of proven manufacturing know-how: The user can define and store machining processes for multi axis lathe milling operations in CATIA catalogs, and apply them to part geometry or to design features. By this, the company know-how can be capitalized and reused for efficient programming. NC objects and attributes can be handled as knowledgeware objects in order to increase the level of automation and standardization.
- Associativity with CATIA design tools for efficient design change management: Integrated in the PPR data model CATIA NC offers a high level of associativity product engineering, manufacturing processes and resources. Thus, CATIA allows an high efficiency in concurrent engineering and best support of design changes or design variants and a rapid creation of programs for families of parts.