SURFCAM CAD/CAM Systems
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SURFCAM 6 is Here!
SURFCAM 6 is the latest release of SURFCAM CAD/CAM systems from Surfware, Inc.
SURFCAM 6 is a significant release version for any serious CAM programmer. A large part of this release has been dedicated to taking the existing power and control available in the software today and coupling it with enhancements and features to make for an improved user experience. The addition of a 64 bit version, new and updated internal technologies, and even many new additional features and enhancements will prove this version of SURFCAM 6 to be a must for all programmers that require a tool which is easy to use while allowing programmers the ability to create toolpaths with utmost precision and control. With all the capabilities now available in Surfware's flagship product, SURFCAM 6 still remains one of the most competitively priced CAD/CAM systems in the market today.
The New SURFCAM 6 release contains many new and powerful features such as:
SURFCAM has also been a Certified SolidWorks CAM partner for many years, providing SURFCAM customers with world class precision and control over their NC programming environment when using SolidWorks design models in their shops.
SURFCAM’s powerful associativity enables programmers to open native SolidWorks files directly into SURFCAM, completely eliminating the translation process. When changes are made to the SolidWorks design models, SURFCAM automatically recognizes the design revisions and offers to regenerate the affected toolpaths. With this seamless interoperability between these two systems, SURFCAM users can quickly adapt to design changes and efficiently update their toolpaths.
SURFCAM 6 also supports SolidWorks 2012 parts, assemblies, sketches and configurations and includes over 200 Post Processors for major CNC machine manufacturers.
Surfware Inc., developers of SURFCAM CAD/CAM Systems, incorporates continuous revolutionary innovation into its 2- thru 5-axis toolpath technologies to solve today’s biggest design and manufacturing challenges. The most recent example is SURFCAM 6, a major new release with extensive, powerful features and enhancements. SURFCAM is used in machine shops worldwide for mechanical design, surface modeling, reverse engineering, prototyping, mold-making, pattern-making and production machining. Surfware's expansive user base includes leading manufacturers in the aerospace, defense, automotive, consumer electronics, industrial equipment and medical products industries.
SURFCAM products have been installed on more than 26,000 systems worldwide over the past 20 years. In that time, SURFCAM has grown to support 15 languages and has gained an outstanding reputation for training and providing the highest level of technical support to its customer base.
Surfcam Expands to South Africa
The software developer has established a reseller for two countries in Africa.
Vero Acquires Surfcam
Vero Software (Wixom, Michigan) has acquired Surfcam assets from Surfware Inc. (Camarillo, California). The Surfcam CAD/CAM system is designed for 2D and 3D modeling and features easy-to-use CNC programming for two-, three-, four- and five-axis machining.
CAM Program Offers Host of Updates
The beta version of SurfCAM 6, the CAM software program from Surfware, is available for beta users, testers and resellers worldwide. It will be on display at IMTS 2012.
CAM Program Adds Machine Simulation Option
Surfware’s Surfcam version 5.2 features a machine simulation option.
Online Tutorial Video Library
Surfware provides training for its CAD/CAM system through its “Surfcam Tutorials” online video library.
Beta Version of CAM Software Released
Surfware has released a beta version of the next iteration of its Surfcam CAM software, V5.1.
Surfware, TEC Donate Software To ASU
CAM developer Surfware and Technology Education Concepts (TEC), a provider of 3D engineering products and resources to the education industry, will grant $756,000 worth of Surfcam Cad/CAM software to Arkansas State University, the Northeast Arkansas Career & Technical Center and Revered Dr.
CAM Software has Enhanced Finishing and Roughing Routines
The latest version of the company’s CAM software, Surfcam V5, includes a number of new features.
The Promise of "High Cube" Machining
Tool paths and a new tool design provide an alternative to high speed machining for achieving high metal removal rates in hard metals on lighter-duty machines.
Software For High Speed Machining
Surfware demonstrates three-axis high speed machining using its TrueMill technology by machining titanium 6AL4V. The demonstration is performed at 115 ipm with a 1/2" diameter end mill at 1" depth of cut to remove material at the rate of 4 cubic inches per minute.
Surfware Opens Demo, Training Center
Surfware, developer of SurfCAM Velocity CAD/CAM systems, has opened a new demo and training center in Camarillo, California. The facility will serve many functions, including a role as a multimedia center where live demonstrations of the company’s TrueMill and SurfCAM software will be filmed and made available via the Surfware Web site, YouTube and other communication outlets. Live Webcasts broadcast from the center will allow viewers worldwide to see demonstrations of TrueMill in high speed titanium cutting applications on a Haas machine.
CAM Toolpath Strategies Push Limits Of Aged VMC
This shop was ready to capitalize on a heavy machine gun sight mount that could save lives in Afghanistan and Iraq, but its older VMC had difficulty producing enough models to bring the prototype to production. Tool paths generated by CAM developer Surfcam’s TrueMill technology enabled the light-duty machine to efficiently hog through the quantities of steel required to make the mounts and win large defense contracts.
Simultaneous Four- And Five-Axis Machining
SurfCAM Velocity 4 from Surfware has added numerous improvements to three-axis finishing, as well as four- and five-axis machining functions. The software’s three-axis high speed machining (HSM) strategies feature smooth and fluid tool paths that are said to improve surface finish while accommodating maximum cutting speeds to shorten the machining cycle. Updated machining strategies feature faster processing, multi-processor support, automatic arc filtering, optimized retracts and adaptive step down.
Patent Granted For Toolpath Management Technology
Surfware, the developer of Surfcam CAD/CAM software, announced that the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a patent for its Engagement Milling Technology.
CAM Features Added High Speed Machining Option
Surfware has announced that the beta version of SURFCAM Velocity 4 is available to SURFCAM Beta users. Enhancements include four- and five-axis functionality giving users more control over tool motion. The new and enhanced features will include three-axis high-speed machining.
TrueMill Certified Series Of Cutters
Surfware, Inc., developer of Surfcam CAD/CAM systems, and Swift-Carb CNC, a New Tech cutting tools company, have partnered to offer the Swift-Carb TrueMill certified series of cutting tools. With the release of Velocity 4, TrueMill technology for milling has achieved new levels of productivity, Surfware says, addin
Cutting Tool Series Controls Toolpath Motion
Surfware and Swift-Carb CNC announce cutting tools built specifically to optimize TrueMill’s custom cutter path. The TrueMill Certified series of cutters is said to produce faster cycle times and extended tool life through the use of the company’s “engagement angle” or “TEA” method. A major problem in milling is t
This video of machining Inconel at a fast metal removal rate shows the effect of constant-engagement-angle milling.
This video of machining titanium at a fast metal removal rate shows the effect of constant-engagement-angle milling.
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