Scottsdale, Arizona, March 22, 2011: Geometric ( www.geometricglobal.com), a leader in developing advanced manufacturing software announced that it will demonstrate the new features in CAMWorks® 2011 ( www.camworks.com), the latest version of its solid-based CNC programming solution at booth #1218, Precision Machining Technology Show 2011 (PMTS), from 19 to 21 April, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio.
CAMWorks 2011 is intended to be a more focused upgrade in the CAMWorks line, and provides significant new capabilities including enhanced automation, improved knowledge-based machining information, smarter tool paths, and more.
Fast and intelligent roughing
CAMWorks 2011 introduces VoluMill® the ultra-high-performance toolpath plug-in engine for high speed milling for 2.5 axis and 3 axis roughing operations. It is ideal for prismatic parts and complex 3-D shapes as its algorithms result in more intelligent toolpaths to machine pockets, slots, and arbitrary shapes. It can be used with any material, including the hardest metals. This results in increase in efficiency and utilization of machines, tools, labor and materials.
High speed machining
The powerful integrated strategies that are included in every milling module generate efficient, smooth, gouge-free toolpaths that maintain continuous machine tool motion for higher feed rates, improved surface finish, reduced wear on cutters, and longer life for machine tools. These strategies deliver advanced machining and linking solutions for molds, tools, dies and complex multi-axis parts.
CAMWorks supports CNC programming of multiple parts for production machining and offers an accurate presentation of the virtual machining environment.
Automatically identifying machining areas
Feature Recognition, which is used to automatically identify areas to be machined, has been upgraded to find more features, while decreasing computation times by more than 50% over previous CAMWorks versions. As part models become increasingly complex, recognizing more features in less time represents huge time savings for the NC programmer. The proprietary Technology Database (TechDB™) that is used to store and apply knowledge based machining information, has been enhanced to simplify the process of creating best machining practices. The improved interaction will result in greater use of the knowledge-based machining capabilities of CAMWorks, and will reduce potential errors in machining information.
For the mold and die industry, Geometric has introduced an optional electrode design solution labeled ElectrodeWorks™ that automates all aspects of the calculation and design of EDM electrodes including design, management, documentation and manufacturing. It is seamlessly integrated with SolidWorks/CAMWorksSolids assuring complete parametric association of data.
CAMWorks® was the first Gold Partner CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) solution designed exclusively to operate in SolidWorks. CAMWorks can run within SolidWorks, or as part of a cost‐effective CAD/CAM package, that includes CAMWorks Solids, an integrated solid modeler.
Precision Machining Technology Show is an international gathering of manufacturers, suppliers and end users of products and services dedicated entirely to the production of precision machined products and turned parts.
To know more about the event, visit http://www.pmts.com/
Geometric is a specialist in the domain of engineering solutions, services and technologies. Its portfolio of Global Engineering services and Digital Technology solutions for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) enables companies to formulate, implement, and execute global engineering and manufacturing strategies aimed at achieving greater efficiencies in the product realization lifecycle.
Headquartered in Mumbai, India, Geometric was incorporated in 1994 and is listed on the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges. The company recorded consolidated revenues of Rupees 5.11 billion (US Dollars 108.1 million) for the year ended March 2010. It employs over 3600 people across 10 global delivery locations in the US, Romania, India, and China. Geometric was assessed as CMMI 1.1 Level 5 for its software services and is ISO 9001:2008 certified for engineering operations.
Geometric’s Desktop Products and Technologies (DPT) business unit develops cutting-edge point productivity solutions that enhance design and improve manufacturing operations. The end-user products from Geometric include CAMWorks®, eDrawings® Publisher, DFMPro, GeomCaliper® and 3DPaintBrush™. The key technologies from Geometric are NestLib®, Feature Recognition (FR), GeomDiff and 3DSearchIT®. Geometric licenses these technologies to OEM partners and also designs and implements customized process solutions using these technologies for industrial customers.
For further details about Geometric’s DPT business unit, please visit www.geometricglobal.com/products or call +1.480.222.2255
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