EdgeCAM V11.0, the latest version of Pathtrace’s advanced CNC off-line programming system, and EdgeCAM DNC, its DNC/Ethernet product, will be the centrepieces of the company’s presentation at the forthcoming Productivity Partnership event at the 600 Centre in Shepshed, near Loughborough between 14th-16th November, 2006.
Incorporating new functionality to support 4 and 5-axis simultaneous milling on latest generation mill-turn machines, as well as improved drilling routines for automatically finding and machining holes through cylindrical and conical faces, EdgeCAM V11.0 provides users with enhanced productivity features that deliver faster and simpler operation, along with reduced component floor-to-floor times.
Improved boundary control and new ‘rest roughing’ functionality minimise operator input and geometry creation on both roughing and finishing cuts, while a new tool optimisation routine ensures the most effective utilisation of cutting tools, particularly on multiple part set-ups. In addition, EdgeCAM V11.0’s advanced handling of 3D models from a wide range of proprietary CAD systems provides faster operation and shorter programming times.
Also on show at the Productivity Partnership event will be EdgeCAM DNC. Based on Ethernet networking technology, this DNC (direct numerical control) solution provides wireless machine tool communication, data management and data monitoring – offering users an easy and reliable way of managing all shop floor communications.
“We have been regular participants at the Productivity Partnership events for many years,” says Pathtrace’s Sales Director, Simon Lee. “Visitors will again be able to see at first hand how our latest CAD/CAM and DNC solutions can improve quality and throughput, while also reducing lead times and manufacturing costs – enabling them to compete strongly in today’s tough global markets.”
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
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