Turkish engineers evaluate WorkNC CAD/CAM for automotive applications (SESCOI)

December 21, 2012 - More than 100 people attended a recent WorkNC and SolidWorks CAD/CAM seminar in Bursa, Turkey hosted by Armada Yazilim and sponsored by Walter Tools. Armada Yazilim, the Turkish distributor for WorkNC and a leading SolidWorks reseller, is headquartered in Istanbul and has eight offices throughout Turkey.

Automotive OEMs in Turkey who use WorkNC CAD/CAM include Fiat and Ford, and the event, which took place in the heart of the country’s automotive industry, focused on automotive applications, including 5-axis machining.

5-axis machining allows more of a complex component to be machined in one setup and has the advantage of enabling engineers to use shorter and more rigid cutters. The result is improved surface finish, faster manufacturing times, increased accuracy and longer tool life. In particular, WorkNC makes it possible to economically machine hard materials at high speed using the trochoidal and smooth machining strategies in the software.For manufacturers, this can result in a reduction or elimination of EDM operations, removing a complete step in the manufacturing sequence.

A presentation of WorkNC V21 showed how the software’s parallel processing can calculate lengthy toolpaths extremely quickly, taking advantage of the latest multi-core computer hardware. Additionally, participants could see how WorkNC’s Auto5 module makes it easy for any company to produce safe, efficient 5-axis toolpaths by automatically converting 3-axis programs.

Armada Yazilim CEO, Atakan Akçay says, “ We have the capability to deliver highly productive solutions throughout Turkey. We are delighted that so many people chose to attend our seminar, which shows the level of interest there is in advanced CAD/CAM techniques. At this event, we showed how it is possible to implement new technology with the right software solutions and support. I feel sure that with the encouragement of automotive OEMs, the 5-axis and advanced CAD/CAM systems we offer will proliferate throughout the supply chain.”

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