Cimatron's New EDM Setup Wizard Automates Electrode Manufacturing Process

Givat Shmuel, ISRAEL, April 30, 2003 – Cimatron Ltd. (NASDAQ: CIMT), a leading developer of CAD/CAM solutions for the tooling industry, today announced the release of its new EDM Setup Wizard designed to further support Cimatron E’s automation of the electrode manufacturing process

The EDM Setup Wizard enables the definition of both general and machine-specific parameters for components, electrodes and locations designed using Cimatron’s QuickElectrode. QuickElectrode is an innovative application that shortens the electrode process, used for burn area selection, electrode design, management and documentation.
The EDM Setup Wizard provides menus to define all relevant EDM process data, including positioning, workpiece, and machining parameters. This data is then output and transferred to any EDM machine supported by the application.

General parameters displayed and handled through the EDM Setup Wizard include: electrode name, material, electrode type (rough, re-rough, finish), orbiting type and size, spark gap, location, burn depth, and burn UCS. Machine-specific parameters displayed and handled by the application depend on the specific EDM machine selected by the user. The application can provide an interface to any additional EDM machine. Currently, Cimatron supports several internationally-acclaimed machine manufacturers, including AGIE, Mitsubishi, and Ingersoll.

Alon Zelzion, VP Marketing of Cimatron, comments, “Time and cost-savings in tool manufacturing requires permanent optimization of machining technologies such as EDM. The combination of Cimatron’s QuickElectrode application, EDM Setup Wizard and leading machine manufacturers, supports this goal,” he added.

About Cimatron
Cimatron Ltd. (NASDAQ: CIMT) is a leading developer of integrated CAD/CAM solutions for the tooling industry. Through its Data-to-Steel product philosophy, Cimatron is committed to providing mold, tool and die makers with comprehensive, cost-effective solutions that streamline manufacturing cycles, enable collaboration with outside vendors, and ultimately shorten product delivery time. Worldwide, more than 8,500 customers, with over 15,000 installations in the automotive, consumer plastics, and electronics industries, employ Cimatron’s leading CAD/CAM solutions for manufacturing. Founded in 1982, Cimatron Ltd. is publicly traded on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol CIMT. Cimatron’s subsidiaries and extensive distributor network are located in over 35 countries to serve customers worldwide with complete pre- and post-sales support. For more information, visit our web site at http://www.cimatron.com.



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