July 31, 2013
Take the Genius route at EMO to avoid the queues that are expected around the game-changing Workflow aspect of the latest release of Edgecam software, and the growing popularity of its Waveform Roughing strategy.
Workflow is one of the most far-reaching enhancements seen in recent CAM history, and will be demonstrated at EMO. With interest already mounting through worldwide webinars, Edgecam is setting up a Genius Bar on its stand (K12, Hall 25) to give visitors their own face-to-face time with both English and German speaking experts.
The new functionality enables CAD/CAM engineers to apply toolpaths within seconds of launching the application. It aids in loading and positioning the component, choosing the manufacturing method and suitable machine tools, adding user defined stock or stock from a database, importing fixtures, selecting a machine and toolkit, and managing strategies to automate manufacture.
Edgecam General Manager Raf Lobato says: “EMO is the key exhibition for the metalworking industry across Europe, and is ideal for visitors to see for themselves how they can benefit from producing programs much faster than if they were using more conventional CAM systems.
“So book a Genius Bar appointment to avoid the rush and get quality time to see a demonstration of Workflow by registering here: http://www.edgecam.com/emo-registration. Visitors can also take advantage of their Genius Bar appointment to discuss any aspect of Edgecam, including gaining hands-on technical support, troubleshoot any issues which may even be solved on the spot, or just catch up on their business needs.”
Due to demand from users wanting hands-on experience of the new feature, Edgecam had to double its number of training days in the UK for 2013 R2, and Raf Lobato is expecting interest to be sustained on their EMO stand.
As well as Workflow, the new release contains a number of other powerful items of new and enhanced functionality including modern redesign of dialogs, four-turret support, free loading of CAD files into Part Modeler, quicker simulation, and improvements to the wire EDM Feature Finder....all of which will be demonstrated at EMO.
In addition, Edgecam’s revolutionary Waveform Roughing strategy is also expected to create interest on the stand, over a year after its introduction.
Mach One Engineering have used Waveform since it first came out. Managing Director Chris Bentley says: “It’s exciting when new technology comes along that changes things so much for the better. “We find it a very powerful tool because it enables us to do much deeper depth cuts than before. And because we can also increase feed and speed rates it reduces our cycle times considerably.”
Edgecam’s waveform roughing strategy has been designed to maximise material removal rates while prolonging both tool and machine tool life. It produces rough milling toolpaths that deliver shorter cycle times, greater tool life, better surface finish and are kinder to machine tools.
Edgecam Genius Bar on Stand K12 in Hall 25.