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2-D milling batches of parts out of plate stock

2-D milling batches of parts out of plate stock

2-D milling batches of parts out of plate stock

I am new to SurfCam.  I have worked some 2-D tutorial problems but none of them address my primary need, which is milling many of the same part out of a plate of material.  The layout pattern isn't a simple repeat; the parts are arranged in whatever pattern minimizes wasted material, and some parts may have slightly different features than others.  Does anyone have a relevant example file I could look at, or would anyone be willing to look at one of my part layouts and send me a rudimentary sufcam file?  Thanks.

Chris Montgomery
Mechanical Engineer

RE: 2-D milling batches of parts out of plate stock

I know this is a little late in response to your question, but I haven't checked this forum for a few months, so I will give it a shot anyway.  I believe you're looking for a nesting program for the layout of the pattern to be cut.  Surfcam does not have a nesting design program but can make a NC program of multiple parts, profiles, or pockets automatically.  Are you looking for a nesting design program or a way to cut it?

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