CAE Software Optimizes Metalcutting

Third Wave Systems’ AdvantEdge FEM version 5. 4 is a materials-based software solution for the optimization of metalcutting.

New Product Announcements From: 9/4/2009 Modern Machine Shop

Third Wave Systems’ AdvantEdge FEM version 5.4 is a materials-based software solution for the optimization of metalcutting. The software provides detailed information about heat flow, temperatures, stresses and forces for machining processes.

New and/or enhanced features include 3D chip refinement for added control over chip mesh; chip-only display in 3D for viewing chips independently of uncut workpieces during result analyses; user-defined workpiece initial mesh size for more control over initial 3D workpiece mesh; improved 3D engine performance; performance improvements for faster 3D initial mesh; user-defined 2D yield surfaces for extended control over user-defined material models; and workpiece truncation (3D milling processes) for reducing simulation run time and exerting more control over workpiece geometry.

Benefits of the software are said to include increased material removal rates, improved tool life, predicted chip shape, shortened product design cycles and reduced trial and error testing.

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