CGS North America will demonstrate the latest version of its Elite CAD/CAM Software CAM-TOOL Version 9.1, highlighting its ability to machine a mold or die with minimal to no polishing. In response to user requests for the ability to separate roughing and finishing programs based on the length of the tool protruding from the holder, “Protruding Divide” was added in V8. In V9, that capability has been enhanced to make it more automated and simpler to implement. The company says a number of customers have always wanted to be able to use their Space Ball within CAM-TOOL, and that capability will now be available. In Z-Level multi-tool roughing, an option to minimize retracts has allowed the roughing time to be improved greatly, and five-axis drilling has been added to simplify drilling in multiple work planes on the same part. Version 9.1 also includes other improvements. For SolidWorks users, CG CAM-TOOL, an add-in to SolidWorks, has released Version 3.1 and will also be available for demonstration. The ability to apply 3D and 2D toolpaths directly to the SolidWorks model, getting the same high quality results as CAM-TOOL, is designed to minimize handwork and polishing on electrodes, inserts, slide, lifters and core and cavity components.