The rising popularity of 3D Scanner comes along with a significant increase of demand for processing STL files on CNC. We often hear the question “What to do with a STL file from a 3D Scanner?”, hence, we decided to create this blog to take these 3d scan data files and make them useful for you!
In this blog, we’ll show you how to make NC program for a STL file in CAMWorks.
Simlar to normal file programing, we need to define Machine, Stock, and Coordinate System. When we define the stock over here, we use Stock type: Extruded Sketch as Bounding Box Stock Type can’t be used on STL files.
1. Define machine
Machine: Mill – Metric
Tool Crib: Tool Crib 2 (Metric)
Post Processor: M3AXIS-TUTORIAL
2. Define Stock
The following parameters should be used to define the stock size in the Stock Manager:
3. Define Coordinate System
4. Create a Mill Part Setup
5. Create new Multi Surface feature
6. Generate Operation Plan
7. Set the Automatic Contain Area
8. Generate Toolpath
9. Simulate Toolpath
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