ProfDia® / ProfDiaF® Wire



Profiling of the tool cutting edges of PCD, CBN or carbide-tipped tools is in many cases performed by wire erosion. To ensure reproducible accuracy of the manufacturing result, the exact spatial position of the cutting insert surfaces (rake faces) must be known when creating the NC programs for profiling. Since the position cannot usually be determined with sufficient precision during prefabrication, it is necessary to determine the board position by a measuring operation before creating the NC program. This operation is not supported by standard CAD-CAM systems.

The GTR software ProfDia® and ProfDiaF® is able to create the required measuring program for correspondingly equipped machines, to read in the determined measuring data and to generate an exactly adapted cutting program with these measuring data. ProfDia® and ProfDiaF® essentially differ in that ProfDia® is optimized for rotating tools and ProfDiaF ® for flat tools. For now we support the post processing for the following machines: FANUC, Mitsubishi and Sodick.

The following features of the ProfDia® programming interface allow easy and intuitive program creation without special programming knowledge:

  • Contour transfer in DXF format from any CAD system
  • Parameter input in specialized, self-explanatory input masks
  • Overall contour can be divided into any number of subcontours with individual parameters
  • Clearance angle individually adjustable for each individual contour element
  • Graphic simulation of measuring and cutting program supports the creation of error-free programs
  • Easy handling due to optimized functions for program and measurement data transfer between programming computer and machine
  • Easy handling due to optimized functions for program and measurement data transfer between programming computer and machine