Whether you have a part sketched out on the back of a napkin or a professionally created CAD drawing you'll be able to quickly create part programs with INTERCON, CENTROID's part programming software. With INTERCON you can create part programs by simply entering the dimensions from your print OR by using a DXF file (CAD drawing). INTERCON is standard on TRYAX Mills and Lathes.
  • Program parts right at the machine or at your desktop PC*
  • Use DXF CAD files* to create toolpath
  • -or- Input your dimensions directly from your print
  • INTERCON combines conversational with CAD
  • Very user friendly with a quick learning curve.
  • Powerful features usually only found on CAM systems
  • Creates Toolpath G codes automatically.
  • Shows your work as you go. See a Toolpath Graph at any point.
  • Help screens for all the common milling/turning cycles
  • Automatic pocket spiral cleanout creates roughing and finish passes automatically.
  • Fill in the blank Canned Cycles
  • Teach Mode, Geometry Math Help, Polar Coordinates
  • Most shops find Intercon is often the fastest way to make a part.

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Onion skin pocket cleanout.

This advanced cleanout technique is fully automatic and is used for all types of pocketing in INTERCON. Circular, Rectangular, Irregular and even pocketing with Island Avoidance. Spiral cleanout yields faster cleaner pocketing with better surface finishes and longer tool life.

CAD to CNC DXF file Import*

DXF import* allows you to create parts from CAD drawings. Select any part or all of the drawing to machine, answer a few questions and INTERCON will generate the tool path for you. Mix and Match CAD toolpath with conversational.

*Optional accessory,

Offline version of INTERCON is available for your Windows desktop PC*

  •  Program parts in the comfort of your office.
  •  Program while the machine is running a job.
  •  Easy part program transfer from your PC to the control via LAN, USB or USB    Floppy.
  •  True G-code backplot graphics, see exactly what the machine toolpath will be! 
  • Use on the same PC as your CAD system.

*Optional accessory,

Preprogrammed Canned Cycles.

Fill in the blank format, fast and easy part creation.

Bolt Hole circles, Bolt hole Array, Three types of drilling cycles, Compression Reversing and Rigid Tapping cycles, Boring cycles, Circular & Rectangular Pocketing, Frame milling, Facing cycles, Lines, Arcs with auto corner radius, Auto Cutter compensation, Canned subprograms: Mirror, Repeat, Depth repeat, Rotate, Threadmilling, irregular pocket cleanout, Pocketing with Island avoidance, Auto finish pass generation, Help screens and more!

Make threads with your Milling Machine with INTERCON's built in Threadmilling Canned Cycle!

A canned cycle in CENTROID's Intercon conversational.
Large diameters? No problem.
No Lathe necessary.
Make: Inside, Outside, Right and Left hand threads
Multipoint and single point tooling supported
Fill-in-the-blank programming with graphics
English or Metric
Multi pass generation is automatic
Machine threads not possible with a tap.

Irregular Pocketing with Island Avoidance.

Now you can create parts with INTERCON that normally would have to be programmed offline with an expensive CAD/CAM system. This standard feature of INTERCON saves you the time of learning a complex CAD/CAM system and the expense of buying it.

SImply enter the dimensions of your part OR import a DXF CAD drawing* to define the pocket shape and islands to avoid. Answers a few questions like: How deep? How fast? What tool? What to leave for a finish pass etc.. and Intercon automatically generates roughing and finish passes! Instantly view a graph of your part while you are programming; allows you to make changes on the fly.