EdgeCAM 11.5 To Be Showcased

EdgeCAM 11.5, the latest release of Pathtrace’s advanced CNC offline programming system, will be demonstrated for the first time on Stand K19 at the forthcoming Southern Manufacturing Show, which takes place at Thorpe Park in Surrey on 7th & 8th February 2007.

Offering time savings of up to 50% in the generation of cutter toolpaths, the latest EdgeCAM release delivers a wealth of new functionality to support machining on both traditional and latest generation multi-axis machines.

EdgeCAM 11.5 further expands the application’s established multi-axis simultaneous machining strategies. Improvements to the system’s 5-axis capabilities help to streamline the programming of machines with standard or complex table configurations, for example nutated tables. 5-axis roughing capability, a new feature in version 11.5, addresses the machining requirements of industries such as aerospace and automotive.

The key to successful manufacturing lies in the effective use of innovative technology. The enhanced Rest Finishing cycle puts the focus firmly on optimised toolpath generation by offering a new strategy that automatically selects the most appropriate toolpath for steep or shallow finishing operations, ensuring optimum workpiece surface finish.

Also on show at Southern Manufacturing will be EdgeCAM DNC, Pathtrace’s recently-introduced DNC (direct numerical control) solution. Based on Ethernet networking technology, EdgeCAM DNC’s wireless machine tool communication, data management and data monitoring provide users with an easy and reliable way to manage all their shop floor communications.
EdgeCAM DNC offers automatic upload, download and drip-feed of CNC files from the network to any machine tool, for fast and accurate program transfer without the need for shop floor PCs. The system also includes transaction tracking and logging and automatic file history storage. In addition, EdgeCAM DNC Pro provides integrated data management via drag & drop functionality, file revision control and automatic versioning. The program utilises an SQL database for file management, to ensure complete traceability and quality control.

About EdgeCAM
Pathtrace is the developer of EdgeCAM, a market leading computer aided manufacturing (CAM) system for NC part programming, offering 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. For further information visit: www.edgecam.co.uk

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: Email Contact or visit www.edgecam.co.uk

Editorial enquiries to: Sue Deane at Anderson Burnbreck Ltd on 01242 518399 or email: Email Contact


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