CAM Update Includes Wire EDM Capabilities

Vero Software’s Edgecam 2015 R1 release includes a wire EDM product in its Workflow environment and offers full machine simulation, including stock and cross-section display.

Vero Software’s Edgecam 2015 R1 release includes a wire EDM product in its Workflow environment and offers full machine simulation, including stock and cross-section display. Other updates to the software include waveform turning, support for multiple machining sequences, a ribbon bar and interface updates.

The software’s new “rough waveform turning” capabilities are based on milling waveform technology. The strategy maintains a constant cutting load to enable faster cutting data and prolong tool life. The release also features a machine tool configuration for turning on a milling machine, including full machine tool graphics and accurate code output for toolpath simulation.

The new release enhances Edgecam Workflow by supporting multiple setups in both the turning and milling environments. Both the component and stock and fixtures can be passed to subsequent new machining sequences, enabling the use of one single CAM file to house multiple machining setups and ensuring the stock remains associative between setups. New commands have been added to the internal solid modeling software, and DXF and DWG files can be imported to accelerate the design process. Both internal and external threads can now be created in Edgecam Workflow Solids (EWS).

Other updates include a new “engraving cycle” command that enables shaping complex geometry corners and machining artwork profiles, and an “optimize path” function added to both the roughing and profiling cycles for greater control over the toolpath. The “parallel lace,” “constant cusp,” “rest finishing” and “pencil mill” cycles now include direct picking so that individual faces or surfaces can be selected. In addition, the default ribbon bar can be customized with frequently used commands and custom macros and saved as a theme for exporting to other Edgecam installations and across networks.

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