Jan 26, 2015 -- The Radan computer-aided-manufacturing (CAM) system by Vero Software, an innovative solution for the design and manufacturing of sheet-metal products, will be showcased Feb. 24-26 at HOUSTEX 2015, slated to take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.
Featuring new interactive opportunities, HOUSTEX 2015 is designed to immerse participants in the latest cutting-edge technologies. With hundreds of exhibitors, HOUSTEX offers its attendees access to countless product demonstrations, valuable peer interaction, and insights from industry leaders.
HOUSTEX participants are invited to learn more about Radan at Booth No. 2134, where demonstrations of Radan’s time-saving and quality-enhancing features will be presented.
Among the 180 improvements available in Radan 2015 are nesting upgrades that increase productivity while maximizing materials and maintaining ease of use.
Radan now creates more compact nests than ever before by spreading parts more evenly throughout the sheet, and by better utilizing the middle of the sheet to fully utilize materials. Additional nesting upgrades include the automatic application of rectangular nesting when appropriate for nearly-rectangular parts, a time-saving enhancement that helps in maximizing the sheet.
Radan 2015 also offers improved 3D translation procedures that ensure information is imported more consistently. Radan’s ability to automatically calculate the thicknesses of imported parts has been redesigned to yield faster and more accurate results.
An upgrade to automatic face selection enables the feature to now be applied to unfolding. It also allows users to manually specify the top face much earlier in the programming process. This functionality is particularly important for Radbend, as it ensures that the visible face of a part remains scratch-free.
A number of important machine automation functions include significant enhancements to part removal. The amount of validation each Pick instruction requires has been increased. Key part suction cups can be defined on the picker and data introduced to the machine definition file, defining key part suction cups that must be turned on and be positioned over the metal when picking.
Acknowledged as one of the world’s leading PC-based CAD/CAM solutions for the sheet-metal industry, Radan offers a unique combination of applications for punching, profiling, bending, nesting, designing, and production management.
As part of the Vero Software Group, Radan is a well-established, market-leading provider of applications essential to the design and manufacture of sheet metal components and products.