3D CAM for CNC machines and robots

CAM Experience

The constant development of SUM3D allows the continuous release of new features and improvements, which take into account changes in product development processes and market needs. This section of the website is dedicated to the presentation of all the new features of the software.


In both constant Z and constant crest FINISHING strategies, the possibility of increasing the pitch in a helical way has been introduced, so as to make the feed speed and therefore the surface finish quality more uniform, without leaving any trace of movement on the workpiece.


The ROTARY MACHINE strategy makes it possible to make the most of machine tools with a rotary axis, making it possible to increase production on all cylindrical parts requiring continuous machining, both roughing and finishing. Thanks to this highly automated machining, the creation of the tool path is even easier and faster.


The ADAPTIVE roughing strategy is a new milling method that takes advantage of a different emptying concept, making machining more efficient. The tool path develops from the outside to the inside, through smooth and uniform movements, thus ensuring a very large area around the tool, in order to always have the maximum space for chip evacuation. This also makes it possible to make the most of all the new high speed machine technologies and new tools available on the market.


In the new machining strategies it is possible to define diversified SUPERMETALS to be left on the workpiece, specifying a value referred to the flat areas and a value referred to the other areas of the object to be machined. In the roughing strategy it is also possible to divide the part into groups of surfaces and associate to each of them a different over-metal value, thus allowing the creation of a customized toolpath, without having to modify the geometry of the part.


New strategy that allows the full use of an additional ROTATIVE AXLE (as dividers and turntables) in order to create superior quality finishing paths. This strategy can generate machining operations on any type of mathematics, being able to choose between movements around or parallel to an axis, thus exploiting all the cutting edge of the tool and with a considerable reduction in working time.


The new HIGH SPEED feature calculates toolpaths on very large and complicated workpieces, greatly reducing calculation times, even if you do not have powerful hardware. In finishing operations, moreover, the distribution of control points on the toolpath is modified in order to optimize and soften the machine movements taking full advantage of the new high speed technologies.