We operate Alphacams (formerly Licom) Advanced 3D/3Axis Milling module which offers 3 axis capability plus two positioning axis for both horizontal and vertical machining centers.

Technical features include:

CAD 2D: Traditional 2D design with layering, styles, colours, dimensioning and sectioning etc.

CAD 3D: work planes including non-orthogonal; modelling of swept surfaces, coons patch surfaces, ruled surfaces, sectional surfaces, surfaces of revolution etc.; shading of surfaces; management of 2D and 3D splines.

CAM 2D: Vertical contouring and pocketing, using ramping, with section and with automatic restart; drilling, tapping, boring, (with or without automatic cycles), helical milling.

CAD/CAMCAM 3D:Roughing of surfaces with a stepped path; finishing of surfaces along an angle; projection or wrapping of paths onto planes and surfaces; 3D engraving.

Solid Simulation: Solid toolpath simulation; management of clamps and fixtures; collision control.

Input: Our system supports input from the following formats: DXF, DWG, IGS, STL, ANVIL, STEP, CADL, VDA, Rhino 3D, Solidworks, Parasolid, Inventor and Catia 4 options.

Paper Drawings: We accept paper drawings which can be either converted through our CAD department into machine files or used directly by our machinists.

Aerocomponents Ltd - 3b Headley Road East - Woodley - Reading - Berkshire - RG5 4SW
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