Surfware Announces Release of SURFCAM Velocity Textbook

Westlake Village, CA - March 23, 2007 - Surfware Inc., developer of SURFCAM CAD/CAM Systems, announced today that the Maximizing SURFCAM textbook for the Velocity® Series, including SURFCAM Velocity version 3.0, will be officially unveiled at Westec 2007.

The Maximizing SURFCAM textbook is designed both for students and industrial practitioners who are new to SURFCAM, and for experienced SURFCAM users seeking to enhance their skills. The text includes background information on CNC programming and machining fundamentals, and covers all essential SURFCAM concepts and techniques required to successfully create part geometry, generate and verify toolpaths, and post process NC code. Tutorial projects are provided with step-by-step instructions throughout to make learning SURFCAM Velocity version 3.0 simple and straightforward.

"SURFCAM Velocity is one of the most powerful CAD/CAM software programs you can use to design parts, simple or complex, and generate the toolpaths to machine them. SURFCAM software has gained its popularity in the industry over the last two decades due to its extensive capabilities and ease of use. Our SURFCAM Velocity text is the best guide you can use to effectively utilize SURFCAM Velocity version 3.0 and maximize the power of SURFCAM to your advantage." said Dr. Dave Zamora, co-author of Maximizing SURFCAM Velocity.

The book is the product of two experienced CAD/CAM/CNC professors who have more than 30 years of CAD/CAM and machining teaching experience. Dr. Su-Chen Jonathon Lin is a distinguished CAD/CAM author of 20 CAD/CAM/CNC textbooks. Dr. Dave Zamora has extensive industrial and teaching experience in CAD/CAM/CNC.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1          CNC Programming Fundamentals

Chapter 2          Machining Fundamentals

Chapter 3          SURFCAM Environments

Chapter 4          SURFCAM Process Overview

Chapter 5          Basic 2D Geometry Construction

Chapter 6          Modifying 2D Geometry

Chapter 7          2-Axis Toolpath Generation and Verification

Chapter 8          Hole Processing

Chapter 9          2-Axis Associativity

Chapter 10        Creating Part Geometry for Lathes

Chapter 11        Creating Toolpaths for Lathes

Chapter 12        Creating 3D Wireframe Geometry

Chapter 13        Creating 3D Surfaces

Chapter 14        3-Axis Toolpath Generation

Chatper 15        4-Axis CNC Programming

Dr. Dave Zamora will be in the Surfware booth #3358 during Westec to promote the book and speak with customers. The show will run March 26-29 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.  For more information visit www.sme.org/westec.

 

About Surfware, Inc.

Surfware, Inc., the developer of SURFCAM Velocity ® CAD/CAM systems, provides optimal solutions for today's design through manufacturing challenges.  Surfware's TrueMill® technology (patent pending) is the only toolpath engine that intelligently manages tool load to significantly boost productivity and extend cutting tool life for all materials, including tool steels, aluminum, titanium, even exotics. SURFCAM Velocity is used globally for CNC programming of 2- through 5-axis mills, lathes, Wire-EDM, and multi-tasking machines.  Leaders in the aerospace, defense, automotive, consumer electronics, industrial equipment and medical industries depend on SURFCAM Velocity to manufacture with automation, speed and precision.  For additional information, visit www.surfware.com.

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