New Product Announcements
Modern Machine Shop
The latest iteration of CGS North America's Elite CAD/CAM software, Cam-Tool version 7.1, features fully supported 64-bit capability and is designed to enable efficient, day-to-day handling of larger and more complex model files. Compared to the previous 32-bit version, it will more effectively handle files that include information derived from STL.
An optional profile for Makino users enables on-machine measurement for inspection results before the block is removed from the machine. To maintain a safe and effective holder and shank collision detection system, a “Safety Distance” option has been added to the optimization process.
A continually “spiraling” tool path output can be used on certain types of geometries. Z-level finish now has a “spiral” switch that enables the company to create this output. The company says it will also add this spiral capability to Z-level finishing undercut for five-axis simultaneous users.