EDGECAM Demonstrates V. 12

4 December 2007: The latest software release of EdgeCAM’s CNC offline programming technology will be demonstrated on stand I8 at Southern Manufacturing 2008, which takes place at Farnborough International from 6-7 February.

Version 12 expands on EdgeCAM’s 5-axis machining capabilities and delivers improved CAD data management, faster toolpath generation for prismatic and 3D geometry and new options for hole cycle optimisation. Further enhancements offer improved accuracy, increased tool life and greatly reduced CNC file size; new toolpath control options enable cycle times and air cuts to be minimised.

Expanded into both turning and mill/turn environments, EdgeCAM Strategy Manager allows more processes to be automated, allowing design intent to direct the manufacturing environment. Furthermore, when used in conjunction with the EdgeCAM Part Modeler, surface finish can be employed to control optimum feed, speed and depth of cut.

State-of-the-art visualisation tools are provided by EdgeCAM Simulator, with the ability to accurately model the machine tool and simulate all movement within the manufacturing process. This is particularly useful with 5-axis machining, where small changes in angular movement may generate significant movement of the cutting tool, increasing the potential for expensive collisions.

EdgeCAM offers core support for the latest CAD products, working with native data from systems such as Solid Edge V20, SolidWorks 2008, Autodesk Inventor 2008 and CATIA V5 R17. It is equally suitable for programming the simplest or the most complex components and offers full support for the latest CAD, machine tool and tooling technology. Available worldwide, EdgeCAM is supplied and supported through a network of subsidiaries and specialist resellers.

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About EdgeCAM

EdgeCAM, a market leading computer aided manufacturing (CAM) system for NC part programming, offers a complete solution for milling, turning and mill/turn programming with unparalleled ease of use and sophisticated toolpath generation. EdgeCAM is a principal brand of the Planit group – recently ranked by CIMdata as the world’s fastest growing CAM vendor, with most industrial users. For further information visit: www.edgecam.com.

Planit is a global supplier of design and manufacturing software for the engineering, woodworking and stone industries. The company provides its customers with products and services that enable them to improve the productivity of their machine tools, shorten design and manufacturing time, optimise material usage and deliver high quality goods and services to their customers. Planit’s solutions are best-in-class within their respective markets and are integral to the success of thousands of companies of every size around the globe. For additional information, visit www.planit.com.

Editors’ note:

For further information, please contact: Simon Lee at EdgeCAM on 0118 975 6084 or email: slee@edgecam.com or visit www.edgecam.com

Editorial enquiries to: Sue Deane at Anderson Burnbreck Ltd on 01242 518399 or
email: sue@andburn.co.uk



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