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.
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.
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.
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.