May 7, 2015 -- Three Vero Software CAD/CAM brands are to demonstrate how board-level decision makers and production engineers can gain a competitive edge through advanced manufacturing techniques.
Latest releases of VISI, Edgecam and Radan will be on show at the Advanced Manufacturing Show at the NEC in Birmingham in early June.
The three brands provide state-of-the-art software for 3- to 5-axis milling and turning, wire EDM, sheet metal manufacturing, and mould and die applications. Vero regards the exhibition as the perfect showcase for its game-changing brands, as visitors use it to review, plan and make investment decisions about machine tools and software.
As well as on-screen demonstrations of how Edgecam creates optimised toolpaths on the Vero stand – A26 – Matsuura will be showing, on their stand, how the software is ideal for 5-axis machining by using it to program a scaled-down version of a helicopter rotorblade cover on their best-selling MX-520 5-axis machine.
Edgecam Strategic Partnership Manager Wesley Tonks says: “It’s a major plus for visitors to see the principals of Edgecam’s offline programming system, on our stand; then see the physical results on the machine tool.” Edgecam engineers will be demonstrating new and enhanced aspects of functionality in the forthcoming Edgecam 2015 R2, which ensure that manufacturers can compete in a global economy.
VISI is widely regarded as the leading CAD/CAM solution for the mould and die industry, and the latest release, in particular, includes significant developments across the board, from data translation, multi cavity and instance management, through to new surface modelling tools which expand on the previous toolset for surface extension, surface tangency, and blending between curves and faces with curvature constraints.
Visitors will also see significant enhancements to VISI Machining and VISI PEPS-Wire, including an updated GUI and new toolpath algorithms with improved point distribution and toolpath accuracy. General Manager Richard Youhill says “The software incorporates specific process knowledge enabling the designer or machinist to produce complex, high-precision components in a fraction of the time taken by more generic CAD/CAM systems. It offers a unique combination of applications, from fully integrated wireframe, surface and solid modelling, plastic flow analysis, 3D tool design, and comprehensive 2D, 3D and 5-axis machining strategies with dedicated high speed routines.”
Radan will be demonstrating many of the 180 items of new and enhanced functionality in the 2015 release, including ways of ensuring that imported 3D files retain accurate information, resolving manufacturing issues throughout the production process, especially at the press brake. And Radan will also be highlighting the new Work Order Nesting functionality.
A number of the 180 enhancements in Radan 2015 help bring all aspects of the software together – CAD/CAM, Radbend, Radm-ax, Radtube, and the logistics products. Product Manager Olaf Körner says: “When people think of Radan they think of the world’s most powerful sheetmetal CAD/CAM system. But Radan is actually a whole suite of connected products, For example, there’s a major connection between 3D in CAD/CAM and the Radbend press brake software. When manufacturers unfold a model they need to know how the bend process will be affected further down the production line.”
Radan sees the Show as the perfect venue to demonstrate the software’s ability to provide a total sheetmetal solution meeting users’ present and future advanced manufacturing needs.
Vero has direct offices in the UK, Germany, Italy, France, Japan, USA, Brazil, Netherlands, China, South Korea, Spain and India supplying products to more than 45 countries through its wholly owned subsidiaries and reseller network.
Vero is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B), a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualisation technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.
Vero Software: Stand A26, Advanced Manufacturing Show, NEC, Birmingham June 2 – 4.