Jan 22, 2015 -- The Radan computer-aided-manufacturing (CAM) solution by Vero Software, a leading application for the design and manufacturing of sheet-metal products, will be exhibited Feb. 8-11 at SOLIDWORKS World 2015, slated to take place at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Designed as a forum for learning to work more quickly and efficiently, SOLIDWORKS World offers participants educational and networking opportunities, as well as the chance to see cutting-edge technologies.
Conference participants are encouraged to learn more about Radan at Booth No. 400 in the SOLIDWORKS Partner Pavilion, where demonstrations of Radan’s productivity-enhancing features will be presented.
Among the 180 improvements available in Radan 2015 are nesting upgrades that increase productivity while maximizing materials and maintaining ease of use.
Radan now creates more compact nests than ever before by spreading parts more evenly throughout the sheet, and by better utilizing the middle of the sheet to fully utilize materials. Additional nesting upgrades include the automatic application of rectangular nesting when appropriate for nearly-rectangular parts, a time-saving enhancement that helps in maximizing the sheet.
Radan 2015 also offers improved 3D translation procedures that ensure information is imported more consistently. Radan’s ability to automatically calculate the thicknesses of imported parts has been redesigned to yield faster and more accurate results.
An upgrade to automatic face selection enables the feature to now be applied to unfolding. It also allows users to manually specify the top face much earlier in the programming process. This functionality is particularly important for Radbend, as it ensures that the visible face of a part remains scratch-free.
A number of important machine automation functions include significant enhancements to part removal. The amount of validation each Pick instruction requires has been increased. Key part suction cups can be defined on the picker and data introduced to the machine definition file, defining key part suction cups that must be turned on and be positioned over the metal when picking.
Acknowledged as one of the world’s leading PC-based CAD/CAM solutions for the sheet-metal industry, Radan offers a unique combination of applications for punching, profiling, bending, nesting, designing, and production management.
As part of the Vero Software Group, Radan is a well-established, market-leading provider of applications essential to the design and manufacture of sheet metal components and products.