NC Polaris

Lathe Extension:

The Knowledge Base of the NC Polaris Lathe Extension simplifies and automates the tooling process for turning applications. Powerful features in the Lathe Extension provide support for dual chucks and turrets, bar feeders, and more, including full collision avoidance. The entire part program is prepared graphically inside AutoCAD.


  • Finishing
  • Roughing
  • Facing
  • Grooving
  • Parting
  • Drilling
  • Threading
  • Tool Collision Avoidance

The Lathe Extension has the knowledge to determine the operations that a tool can perform given a complex geometry requirement. When a tool cannot complete an undercut condition, new geometry is developed that can be handled by other tools. This Tool Collision Avoidance feature constantly monitors all activities. The full characteristics of a tool are considered in all turning operations. This feature eliminates the need for user drawing of construction lines to guide toolpath.