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Shaped groove/thread turning


  • Shaped groove/thread turning

    Hello Solidcam Team,

    I would like to ask if there is some chance that you will be adding in turning a thread operation for shaped threads, like turning thread for rope on rope drum.

    It would be great to see something like that in some next Solidcam releases.

    We can do it with a shaped tool, but not copy a profile on a helix/thread with the ordinary tool (round insert, etc.).

    For example and a better understanding of the goal:

    In this video, you can see how to machine a contour by an Advanced Treading cycle in Edgecam. You can use this for Cable Drum, Trapezoidal Threads, Rope Thre...

    Best Regards


  • #2
    Hi John,

    Hope you are doing well!!

    Of course in SolidCAM, we can do various types of shapes as per rope threading strategy, with all types of controllers (Fanuc/Siemens/Hass/Fagor).

    Also, SolidCAM can support Rope Thread, Buttress Thread, Buttress Thread with Taper & Trapezoid Thread.

    Here I've attached a few photos and videos for your reference (we have done before for our existing customers)

    For more details, you may contact your local SolidCAM technical support team or reseller.
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    Last edited by [email protected]; 03-03-2022, 04:49 AM.


    • #3
      Hi John,

      We are in the development stage for any custom profile Threading operations, that will be released in SolidCAM2022.


      • #4
        Hi Himanshu/Daniel,

        I know about the possibility of adding variables in VMID and making "upgrade" in GPP, that was not the point.

        Daniel, I'm looking forward to SolidCAM2022.

        Best Regards,


        • #5
          Hello, i noticed that in solidcam 2022 you already added the custom shape threading, but i cant found at all.
          i have the SP2 version, is it there or in the more latest one SP3?
          please i need help in this issue.
          thanks for understanding


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