iMachining 3D

Proven iMachining Technology Algorithms Advance Even Further for Amazing 3D Milling
The one and only iMachining 3D provides amazing 3D machining results, regularly providing 70% or more savings in machining time. iMachining 3D is an automatic, high-speed milling tool path for optimized Roughing with “staircase reduction”, and Rest Roughing for both prismatic and general shaped 3D parts.
Quick solid geometry selection – just “Pick & Go”.
iMachining 3D automatically produces a complete, ready to run CNC program, with optimal cutting conditions, to rough and rest rough a complete 3D part, with True Scallop on all slopes, all in a single operation.
iMachining 3D uses target and updated stock geometry from previous operations to automatically recognize areas it needs to machine, eliminating “air-cuts” and optimizing tool repositioning.


Optimal Z-Slice Machining
Uses proven 2D iMachining algorithms to generate Morphing Spiral Tool Paths
Achieves shortest possible cycle time by analyzing and determining which area of material to remove next, and at what Z level

Deep Step-Down Roughing & Step-Up Rest-Roughing
Takes full depths of Step-Down cuts first, generating roughing tool paths
Dynamic Step-Up staircase reduction machining removes rest material on slopes
Selectable Machining order

True Scallop-Driven Intelligent Step-Up
Step-Up removes exact rest material, only at z levels optimized by region, to achieve True Scallop with minimal machining
Per slope, Step-Up changes dynamically to maintain True-Scallop size throughout operation
The True Scallop value (distance between peak and valley) is controlled by the user

Optimized Repositioning & Intelligent Regionalized Machining
“Intelligent Tool Path Sorting” and “3D Z-Level Linking” drastically reduce retracts and unnecessary tool movements
Repositioning detours, using high-speed feed moves at current machining level, saves machining time
All positioning moves include lead-in/out arcs (in plane) or smooth 3D splines for smooth continuous motion – reduces cycle time and machine wear

No “Air Cutting”
Tool path optimized for cutting only rest material needed to be removed
Zero Air Cuts – all toolpaths are driven by dynamically updated 3D model of stock
3D model of stock precisely updated after each short segment of tool movement

Automatic Z-Level Adjustments
Technology Wizard algorithms maximize performance and efficiency by automatically adjusting the cutting conditions at each Z level
Optimized cutting conditions for each depth also drastically reduces tool wear

Automatic Prismatic Part Roughing & Semi-Finish
Automatically identifies depths and geometries, No chaining or sketching
Full automatic collision protection with stock
Automatic Rough and Rest-Rough in a single operation

Tangent Lead-In/Out Arcs
Automatically performed when entering and exiting “the cut”
Smooth motion allows for faster, more efficient machining
Increases tool and machine life

Wizard Automatically Determines ‘Cutting Conditions’
Utilizes proven iMachining 2D algorithms to manage the ‘Cutting Conditions’ for each step down
Feed adjusted for different depths of cut in step down and step up to reduce cycle time