Dolphin CAD CAM

CAD CAM Specialist

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Lathe

Dolphin Partmaster Lathe is designed to create complete programs for NC and CNC lathes and turning centers. Partmaster Lathe is completely menu driven so that no programming language needs to be learned, all required geometry is automatically extracted from a Partmaster CAD drawing or imported from DXF, IGES or STEP files. Dolphin Partmaster Lathe is ideal for those new to CNC machine tools, while still offering many advanced features for the experienced software user as well.

Advanced Machining Features & Functions:
  • Full Machine Tool Simulation
  • Import IGES, STEP and DXF files
  • Automatic Gouge free machining
  • Constant Surface Speed Control
  • Canned cycles for Facing, Turning, Grooving, Threading & Drilling

Other Machining Features & Functions:
  • Supports 2 axis lathes with either a rear or front turret or tool post, also lathes with a cross slide configuration. Sliding head machines are also supported.
  • Supports Bar feeders and pullers and Part catchers. Automatic chuck open / close and Programmable tailstocks.
  • Multiple Tooling databases with user configurable tools.
  • Tool types – Turn – Face - Groove – Trepan (Face Groove) – Boring bar – Thread – Drill – Ream – Bore - Tap
  • Display tool center line or complete tool animation with tool holder etc.
  • Canned cycles for facing and turning (G71 & G72)
  • Automatic area clearance between billet and finished profile.
  • Facility for defining stock such as a casting or forged blank.
  • Canned cycles for drilling, tapping, boring, reaming, and threading (parallel or tapered). Separate finishing allowance in Z and X.
  • Grooving cycles for face and diameter with options for lip and root chamfers or fillets.
  • One hit machining with grooving tools, the groove tool can be used to rough and finishing in a single operation. Works on ANY shape.
  • Part surface programming.
  • Constant surface speed control.
  • Cycle time estimates.
  • Built in RS232 communication package with full drip feed capability.
  • Output to virtually any machine tool controller, with free built-in post processors.
  • Operator set-up sheets which show tooling required and machining sequence.

Screenshots of Partmaster Lathe

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