Turning is a milling operation that allows to rough and/or finish models like corsets, TLSO, AK & Bk sockets or helmets. With this operation ARPP® generates a spiral tool path that combines the coordinated movements of both robot and turntable. Contrary to the simple spiral path generated on the old 3axes carver, the turning milling operation allows to have a very good resolution in the whole model including the top part like the shoulders and the helmet.
This particular operation, designed for “L” shapes, allows to produce AFOs and KAFOs in one piece with an incredible level of details. ARPP® exploits the flexibility and mobility of the robot, producing a very complex tool path that wraps up the foot shape.
With few clicks on the 3D model, you can define a full 5-axis profiling and see the robot moving along the defined path: it is useful for cutting lines on thermoplastic covers.
ARPP® presents many milling operations dedicated to the production of the negative shapes (seating systems, cushion and mattresses in soft foam). By using the FreeShape milling, it is now very easy to generate a 5-axis tool path on a complex surface full of undercuts.
3-AXIS and 5-AXIS MILLING
With ARPP® it is also possible to generate simple 3-axis tool paths, that could be is useful for roughing process or milling simple shapes, like insoles or facial masks.
The redesigned “create workpiece model” dialog, allows to modify the model of the blank.
AUTOMATIC MILLING VOLUME RESIZE
Tailoring a template will be quicker than ever before. With a simple click is now possible to resize the volume dedicated to each milling operation.
It is possible to send multiple sequence of programs to the robot; it becomes very useful for those configurations of ORTIS that have more than one working placement (ie. turning table +fixed table) and moreover with the automatic feeding line.
ADVANCED CAM SOFTWARE
ARPP® allows to manage the milling parameters combining different strategies on different model areas. For example it is possible to save time by milling faster where you don’t need details, or to add special operations for making holes, slots, etc or even to add extra milling operations to refine details only in certain areas (like undercuts).
MATERIAL REMOVAL SIMULATION
After each CAM tool path you can see the material that is left, in order to generate the next operations only where they are needed. It’s very useful for seating systems and for more complex models, as standing shell braces, where it is very difficult to imagine areas that still need to be worked.