Designed to address the need to manage tools from multiple manufacturers, Sandvik Coromant's Adveon tool library software module integrates into CAD/CAM programs including Edgecam, TopSolid'Cam and GibbsCAM, among others. The digital library is intended to improve machining productivity and security while saving time during machine setup. Users are able to develop their own tool libraries and databases; select tools for production; overview and maintain the assortment; build tool assemblies; see immediate results in 2D and 3D models; and instantly export to CAM or simulation software. By reducing the engineer's input and providing a standardized methodology, the company says, both consistency and quality of data are improved.
The software works with any tooling supplier whose catalog is based on the ISO 13399 standard, ensuring accurate geometrical information. An open catalog area reduces time spent finding and defining cutting tools, eliminating the need to search for information in catalogs or interpret data from one system to another. This quick access to cutting tool information helps the user source the most suitable machining solution paired with the most efficient cutting tool selection, the company says. The program can select the tools used in daily operations, maintain and amend the assortment, and create tool libraries by copying and pasting from the catalog area.