Camarillo, CA ‚â€“ Surfware, Inc. announced that CAMcad Technologies, Inc., (CAMcad), will demonstrate their automated, web-enabled, distributed Manufacturing Expert System featuring SURFCAM Velocity Powered by TrueMill‚Â® at the IMTS (International Manufacturing Technology Show, Chicago, September 8 ‚â€“ 13).
During the IMTS show, CAMcad’s Manufacturing Expert System will simulate a fictitious company called Hands-Off Manufacturing Enterprises (HOME). HOME represents the type of company that can expand or contract to meet market demands. It has multiple satellite kiosks for order entry, a global manufacturing capability with unlimited machining resources and totally automatic tool path generation, all communicating via Internet using a distributed database system.
Visitors to the HOME satellite kiosk can have their hand or other suitable object scanned by a high-speed 3D Digital laser scanner provided by Online Resources, Inc. They will enter ordering information, along with stock size, material type, and the CNC machine model used at their facility. MES will then automatically convert the laser scan into a machineable SURFCAM surface model, generate tool paths to cut the object, and convert these tool paths into the G-code for their CNC machine.
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