Automated Adaptive Roughing Leads Advances in EdgeCAM'S New Version 6.5 - Unveiling at WESTEC

A breakthrough in automated adaptive roughing has been achieved in EdgeCAM Version 6.5 from Pathtrace Systems, Inc., Southfield, Michigan. Pathtrace, the world's leading technology leader in stand-alone CAM software for mold and die work and production machining, will unveil EdgeCAM 6.5 at Westec March 18th in Los Angeles. Look for Booth Number 3375 in the South Hall of the L.A. Convention Center.

Based on all new algorithms, Pathtrace's automated adaptive roughing is better than ever at selecting the best machining strategy for each section of the model, cutting tool and work piece material.

Adaptive roughing includes a series of "intelligent" clean-up passes between each cutting increment in the roughing cycle, largely eliminating the need to program them in rest-roughing. Stock for each pass is automatically defined by the preceeding pass. This ensures maximum material removal by larger diameter tools.

In subsequent roughing operations with smaller tools, the software automatically adjusts the tool paths to account for material removed in previous roughing cycles. This ensures the removal of all material left after previous passes with larger cutters. Used together, these techniques slash rough-machining cycle times, especially for large molds.

"Automating these repetitive aspects of CAM frees programmers to tackle new or more complex tasks," said Steve Sivitter, Pathtrace CEO for the Americas. "Machinists can concentrate on reducing floor-to-floor cycle times."

Other EdgeCAM V 6.5 enhancements include:
- Tools for defining fixtures and clamps by surfaces, solids or STL data have been simplified, allowing updates during machining cycles.
- Finish-machining strategies re-optimized for different regions of a surfaced model or solid.
- Enhanced gouge detection and collision identification. As always with EdgeCAM, all program code is fully gouge-protected.
- All new simulation tools.
- Support for Microsoft Corp's new Windows XP operating system.



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