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Drilling, Milling, Multi-Axis Machining


  • Drilling, Milling, Multi-Axis Machining

    2.5D and 3+2 axis milling, drilling and engraving. Highlights include automatic feature recognition (pocket and hole) as well as (HPC) high performance trochoidal cutting.
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Pictures by PC CAM Software for 2.5D Milling and Drilling


2D/3D Milling, Drilling, Engraving

Pictures by PC enables the CNC milling, drilling and engraving of 2D and 3D CAD geometry within a few simple steps. Feature recognition extracts pocket and hole information directly from the CAD geometry. Proven machining strategies are applied with a single mouse click, and altered to suit. Toolpaths can be simulated (incl. stock material, tooling and clamping components), and translated into NC code using a machine post processor. NC worksheets are created to display required tooling and cutting times.


Trochoidal High Performance Cutting (HPC)

Trochoidal high performance cutting (HPC) generates spiral (helical) toolpaths that morph between differing pocket features (without tool retraction). This technique ensures constant cutter loads, enabling increased cutting depths and feeds to be used. Advantages also include less tool wear and improved surface finish. Feed rate compensation adjusts the feed rate according to the volume of material being milled. Optimal feed and speeds can be saved for differing machines and materials.


Multi Axis Machining (3+2)

Pictures by PC includes 4 axis rotary (3+1) and 5 axis (3+2) multi axis machining as standard. Feature recognition identifies pockets and holes from differing orientations. Both single or multiple (tombstone) components can be machined using a single setup. 5 axis post processors for standard controllers are included at no extra cost. 5 axis simultaneous machining is available as an additional module.


Pictures by PC CAM software for CNC milling, drilling and engraving of 2D and 3D CAD geometry including feature recognition of pockets and holes.
Trochoidal high performance cutting (HPC) for constant cutter loads and less tool wear with Pictures by PC CAM software.
Multi axis machining with Pictures by PC CAM software, including feature recognition to identify pockets and holes from differing orientations.
  • At 1st Mold, we make aluminum tools for plastic injection molding. We mill our complex and high-precision forms using Pictures by PC. What we particularly appreciate about Pictures by PC is the ability to program routines to automate the creation of milling programs. It should also be mentioned that all the software’s functions are accessible as source code so that they can also be easily adapted. The support is very competent and helps should questions about programming arise. Even with the software updates, you can see that SCHOTT SYSTEME GmbH takes user requests and information seriously and integrates them into the software.
    Elmar Dittrich 1st Mould GmbH
  • We work at several workstations with the CAD / CAM software Pictures by PC, mainly to undertake our machining tasks (we are a classic injection mould maker). I find the efficiency of the support / service particularly impressive. I was always helped promptly, patiently, competently and in a friendly manner. The topics dealt with went much deeper than just using the software. Suggestions for enhancements are welcomed and taken on board for future versions. We look back on a long-term cooperation with SCHOTT SYSTEME, we consider the strong customer focus of Schott as an absolute added value.
    Harald Stöss Lechner Kunststofftechnik GmbH & Co. KG
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About us

For more than 40 years, SCHOTT SYSTEME GmbH has developed and marketed comprehensive software solutions for graphics, design, CAD design, CAM / CNC production, product presentations, documentation and special applications.


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