CAM System Optimizes HSM Roughing and Finishing CNC Toolpaths

Vero Software’s Machining Strategist v13 multi-axis CAM solution is designed to optimize HSM roughing and finishing CNC toolpaths for both the office and shop-floor environment.

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Vero Software’s Machining Strategist v13 multi-axis CAM solution is designed to optimize HSM roughing and finishing CNC toolpaths for both the office and shop-floor environment. The CAD-independent solution can work with data from virtually all major 3D modeling systems, the company says. It includes support for Visi 19 as well as CAD-interface alignment for Parasolid v24, SolidEdge ST4 and Catia v5 r21.
 
CAM features include HM waterline passes, which combine traditional waterline operation benefits with a 3D pocketing routine that interacts with the main strategy whenever the shallow area between consecutive passes allows the insertion of additional passes. This method optimizes finish over the entire part and extends tool life, the company says.
 
The software also offers HM rib machining passes for machining very thin walls. These walls are often made from exotic materials such as titanium, and traditional machining is often difficult and risky, specifically toward the end of the process when the rib is subjected to high-frequency vibrations and micro-flexes. This strategy combines a roughing toolpath and finishing strategy to increase part rigidity.
 

Further product enhancements include improvements to helical passes, calculation speed for non-smoothed waterline passes and the ability to define different feed rates within rest machining and combined waterline for steep and shallow and offset passes. 

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