Create a Recess Turning Operation

task target This task shows how to insert a Recess Turning operation in the program.

To create the operation you must define:

pre-requisites Open the Lathe01.CATPart document, then select Machining > Lathe Machining from the Start menu. Make the Manufacturing Program current in the specification tree.  
scenario 1. Select the Recess Turning icon .

A Recess Turning entity along with a default tool is added to the program.

The Recess Turning dialog box appears directly at the Geometry tab page
This tab page includes a sensitive icon to help you specify the geometry to be machined.
The part and stock in the icon are colored red indicating that this geometry is required.  
2. Click the red part in the icon then select the desired part profile in the 3D window.

Select the stock in the same way.

3. Select the Strategy tab page to specify the main machining strategy parameters:
  • Recessing mode: Zig zag
  • Orientation: External
  • Machining direction: To head stock.

4. Double-click Max depth of cut in the icon. 

Set this value to 10mm in the Edit Parameter dialog box and click OK.

Other optional parameters can be set in the Options tab (lead-in and so on).
A tool is proposed by default when you want to create a machining operation. If the proposed tool is not suitable, just select the Tool tab page to specify the tool you want to use. 

This is described in Edit the Tool of a Lathe Operation.

5. Select the Feeds and Speeds tab page to specify the feedrates and spindle speeds for the operation.

See Feeds and Speeds for Recess Turning for more information.

6. If you want to specify approach and retract motion for the operation, select the Macros tab page to specify the desired transition paths. 

Approach linking and retract linking motions are interruptible for this type of operation.

See Define Macros on a Lathe Operation for more information. 

Before accepting the operation, you should check its validity by replaying the tool path.
7. Click OK to create the operation.

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