An easy to use CAD/CAM solution for woodworking.
ALPHACAM Router is an easy-to-use CAD/CAM solution for manufacturers wanting fast, efficient toolpaths and the generation of reliable, machine ready CNC code.
ALPHACAM seamlessly integrates both 2D and multi-axis machining, providing an extensive list of cutting strategies which can be applied to any type of component. The emphasis behind ALPHACAM is to provide customers with productivity, reliability and flexibility. This can be found in all our modules which include Routing, Milling, and Turning. Our strength is in providing world class innovative solutions that gives you the end-user software applications that are essential to the design and manufacture of your products.
Reduce Programming Time
Using a conventional CAM system each file would have to be processed individually by inserting the file, extracting the features, applying tool directions and toolpaths, saving the file and NC code, and then generating the required reports. ALPHACAM can do this repetitive labour intensive work automatically.
Automation Manager allows 2D and 3D CAD files, along with solid models from third party suppliers, to be batch processed, from file preparation right through to applying toolpaths, with NC code being generated automatically. In addition, the file creates a full report structure, along with part labels and bar coding.
All ALPHACAM modules are built using one core foundation which includes geometry creation commands. Import options for DXF, DWG, IGES and a variety of solid model formats ensure compatibility with other CAD systems. All modules have user-defined tool and material libraries controlling many of the important machining parameters such as tool direction, automatic lead in and lead out, corner cut options (straight, roll round or loop), G41/42 tool compensation and automatic calculation of speeds and feeds.
Nested manufacturing is made easy using ALPHACAM’s automatic nesting functionality. Parts can be selected directly from the screen or as a kit; their orientation fixed, if grain direction needs to be maintained or rotated to any angle. Nesting supports tool lead in/out, support tags for small parts, avoiding loss of table vacuum and multiple depth cuts, if an onion skin is required.
Ease-of-use is just one of the reasons that ALPHACAM is the industry standard and system of choice for programming CNC routers. Tooling and machining techniques unique to this industry are accommodated by ALPHACAM’s dedicated Router modules.
Multiple 3D rough and finish machining strategies of surfaces, STL models and other native CAD models are available within ALPHACAM. These strategies can be applied to any work plane, allowing for 3 plus 2 machining to be programmed using ALPHACAM on machines with 4 and 5-Axis rotary heads. ALPHACAM’s Ultimate module is capable of 4 and 5-Axis simultaneous machining of surfaces and 3D trim curves, often used for finishing chair backs.
It is essential to maintain maximum machinery efficiency to ensure optimal production throughput. Having an optimised link between ALPHACAM and your CNC machines is a key component in attaining this efficiency. Having developed post processors for virtually every machine control in use today, ALPHACAM has the knowledge and experience to fine tune your CNC output ensuring maximum yield and quality in the shortest possible time. ALPHACAM’s powerful post-processing ability means that the advanced functionality of all CNC controllers is utilised, including plane rotation.