Systems & Software
Quickly updating tool paths to remachine die surfaces enables this shop to provide short runs of prototype formed sheet metal parts. This fast response to engineering changes and design adjustments helps its customers adhere to tightly scheduled vehicle launch programs. QFS relies on integrated CAD and CAM software to make this happen. In this case, the software of choice are PowerShape and PowerMill from Delcam.
The Vortex roughing strategy produces tool paths with a controlled engagement angle for the complete operation.
Edited by Emily Probst
Intriguing Concepts LLC, a mold prototyping and production shop, uses Surfcam CAM software to achieve better surface finishes and production times.
Edited by Stephanie Hendrixson
Delcam’s PowerMill programming software for five-axis and high-speed machining offers new developments for moldmaking, including improvements to the Vortex high-efficiency area-clearance strategy, enhanced collision checking, toolpath simulation and verification, and a new module for machining ribs into tooling.
Additive manufacturing technology supplier acquires CNC machining software company in a move focused on “the entire value proposition for manufacturing.”
Edited by Julianne Mobilian
Missler Software launches TopSolid’Mold 7, its CAD/CAM software for designing molds and machining tools.
Missler Software’s TopSolid 7 edition is now applied to TopSolid’Mold, an integrated CAD/CAM module for mold makers as well as tool and die specialists.