The production of intricate parts for medical applications represents the early roots of Surfware’s
machining experience. From the 1950s forward, the most challenging jobs were often given to Victor Diehl
because of his skills and know-how. Today, Surfware is continuing the tradition of Victor’s excellence
in the medical industry.
Manufacturers rely on multi-axis machining techniques, particularly simultaneous five-axis machining,
as well as high-speed machining and multitasking or mill-turn machining strategies to produce the complex
shapes and micro-machined parts required for today's medical industry applications.
To meet this need, SURFCAM with TrueMill option® supplies a level of precision and accuracy
unmatched by other CAM software. The unique TrueMill patented technology manages the tool engagement
to create superior toolpaths. Hard materials like titanium for surgical implants can be easily machined
using the TrueMill cutting path and result in more precise and higher quality results, often in less than
half the time.
The precision required by medical parts frequently are a matter of life and death. Although often milled
in smaller volumes, users of SURFCAM with TrueMill option report remarkable results in accuracy and precision
as well as time to market.
Among other features, SURFCAM offers: TrueMill® High Speed Milling, Miniature Machining, 4/5 Axis Index, and Automation.
TrueMill is a patented toolpath engine that has redefined high speed machining. It is the only
toolpath that intelligently manages tool load resulting in huge reductions in cycle times.
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“Our parts are so small that accuracy is a must. SURFCAM CAD/CAM allows us to produce very precise
parts with exceptional detail.” - Matt Hefner, Pathway Medical.
More Details on TrueMill high speed roughing.
4/5 Axis CAD/CAM
Construction View machining greatly simplifies the task of machining on multiple faces of a part. Whether
programming multiple setups on a 3-axis machine, or utilizing 4/5-axis machines for 3+2 milling, SURFCAM
CAD/CAM automatically sets the tool-axis orientation.
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“We deal with such tiny parts that if the machining is off by 0.0002", it can totally change the look of
the part” ... Tolerances on the device’s actual blades “are almost down to nothing.” - Matt Hefner from CTE
Pathway Medical article in Cutting Tool Engineering.
SURFCAM's powerful CAD/CAM API tools gives companies the ability to automate entire manufacturing processes.
"With our 80% annual growth rate, SURFCAM CAD/CAM has helped us maintain delivery times without having to
drastically increase personnel or computer power." - Gabriella Ahlqvist, Director of Engineering, .decimal,