workpiece program

workpiece program

[′wərk‚pēs ‚prō‚gram]
(control systems)
A program that directs the machining of a component under numerical or computer control.
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The DMG ControlPanel with 15" TFT screen includes a new software tool--Application Tuning Cycle--which transfers optimized machining parameters to the workpiece program. DMG, www.rsleads.com/411tp-210
His choice: a Studer S35cnc universal cylindrical grinding machine with capabilities including straight or angular in feed with grinding wheel mounted left or right, wheel dressing and profiling with continuous path control, automatic grinding and dressing cycles, automatic changeover from external to internal grinding, automatically swiveling wheelhead, the use of up to three grinding wheels in a single workpiece program, as well as a special workhead with a C-axis that permits form and thread grinding.
The sequence, as a whole, is the essence of a workpiece program. The execution of the program produces the workpiece of the design.
His choice: a Studer S35cnc universal cylindrical grinding machine with an impressive list of capabilities--straight or angular infeed with grinding wheel mounted left or right; wheel dressing and profiling with continuous path control; automatic grinding and dressing cycles; automatic changeover from external to internal grinding; automatically swiveling wheelhead; the use of up to three grinding wheels in a single workpiece program; as well as a special workhead with a C-axis that permits form and thread grinding.
What makes CNC so flexible and productive is the ability to run different and difficult workpiece programs. With the right program, machining is a pushbutton affair.
Still, most machine tool sales that employ Channel CNC come complete with tooling and workpiece programs to do high-volume production of a specified workpiece.
Command programs and workpiece programs can be customized according to specific needs and saved on disks for future projects.