Course: MC156-5A woodWOP 7- Progrmng & Ops for HOMAG & WEEKE 5-axis
woodWOP is the versatile software platform base of WEEKE & HOMAG CNCs. While woodWOP is flexibly designed to be able to import from various other types of software, the focus this course will be in programming directly with woodWOP. Students learn efficient programming techniques of woodWOP 6, 6.1, and 7 software for their HOMAG BOF, HOMAG BMG & WEEKE VENTURE model CNC machining centers with 5-axis functionality. Programming instruction includes how to increase CNC machining center functionality including horizontal & vertical drilling and trimming, grooving & vertical sawing, and aggregate functions & capabilities. Efficiently creating pockets, free form pockets, polygon routing, processed part parameters, and contour arcs. Course instruction addresses the use of variables and global variables, template values, conditional statements, components, block macros, and DXF importation. Students continue by applying learned woodWOP programming techniques to safely operate HOMAG BOF, HOMAG BMG & WEEKE VENTURE CNC 5-axis machining centers including uploading or adjusting programs at the machine. Through classroom and hands-on machine experience, students learn the importance of feed rates and rotation speeds, CNC tooling materials and geometry, use of the tool holder & collet, cutter assembly & measurement. Using the powerTouch controller, students learn tooling and how to reference the tool database using the softkey functions of the controller. Additional time will be spent addressing aggregate identification, applications, and fixturing. Emphasis is placed on increasing machine uptime and the mechanical life of the machine and tooling.
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Basic PC skills and prior experience with Windows
Understand basic programming parametrics. Apply accurate programming principals for vertical and horizontal drilling, and trimming. Develop programs grooving and vertical sawing. Produce programs for effective contour routing. Utilize program variables, template values, macros, and conditional statements. Create pockets, polygons, and contour arcs. Use variables, template values, conditional statements, components, and block macros. Import DXF files. Setup procedures. Safe and efficient machine operation. Use and maintenance of tooling. Importance of fixturing.
Who Should Attend
Programmers, machine operators, maintenance technicians, and supervisors
Applicable Machine Models
5-axis Machining Centers