Modern Machine Shop
Edgecam 2012 R2, the latest version of Vero’s CAM software, features improvements to entry methods, ordering and calculation speeds for the Waveform Roughing strategy introduced in the 2012 R1 version of the software. This strategy is said to improve precision, stability, metal-removal rates, tool life, cycle time and surface finish by providing constant tool load and smooth tool path pattern.
Quills (secondary Z axes) can be included in milling machine configurations to enable users to switch between the Z axes, control which is in use, and see the quills’ movement in the program. Additionally, a five-axis simultaneous milling license introduces new parameters to control the tool path, along with a dialog and images to help explain available options, including an option for machining multi-blade components.
The software also offers an updated user interface. Original geometry picks are retained during editing and do not need to be reselected unless the user chooses to do so. Additionally, improved edge picking on solid models and 2D profiles ensures the user has full control of entities that will be used by other program functions, the company says.
The company will also showcase its VISI 19 CAD/CAM technology as well as two Radan specialist modules, Radm-ax and Radtube.