EdgeCAM has announced the immediate availability of EdgeCAM 11.5, the latest release of its advanced CNC offline programming system. It delivers more 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, such as nutated tables.
Manufacturing flexibility is increased by new Multiple Pass and Multiple Depth options, which can be applied individually or in combination for the generation of multiple roughing passes, plus finishing cuts if required. Additionally, the order of these passes is user-defined, offering greater toolpath control.
Version 11.5’s enhanced Rest Finishing cycle optimizes toolpath generation by automatically selecting the most appropriate toolpath for steep or shallow finishing operations.
Hole machining has been streamlined with new Feature Finding enhancements, which provide support for O-ring groove machining and help to better define the termination of holes. New, easy-to-use hole operations for Milling and Turning have also been introduced.
EdgeCAM’s Part Modeler 3D modelling tool is specifically designed for fast and accurate construction or editing of solid models. Version 11.5 has a new user-friendly interface and menus and toolbars with advanced features such as flyouts and extended tooltips that can be customized.
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