Southwestern Industries will introduce two new advanced CNC software packages. Verify, available as part of the advanced feature option set for new TRAK lathes and TRAK mills with ProtoTRAK SLX and SMX controls respectively, allows machinists to quickly and easily proof ProtoTRAK programs prior to cutting chips. This valuable tool saves ProtoTRAK programming time, and reduces unnecessary scrap and rework, the company states.
Parasolid Converter, available for bed mills, knee mills, and retrofits with ProtoTRAK SMX controls, makes it easy for machinists to generate ProtoTRAK programs from Parasolid 3D CAD files. It allows shops to meet the growing demand being placed on them by their customers to process 3D CAD files, and saves significant ProtoTRAK programming time.
Both software packages will be exhibited with Southwestern Industries’ line of CNC bed mills, CNC lathes, and the award winning LPM machining center.