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.
Version 2016 R1 of Vero’s Visi CAD/CAM software includes updates across the platform while maintaining its emphasis on mold, tool and die making.
Vero Software offers its Visi 21 CAD/CAM software for die-mold applications, featuring adaptive roughing, three-axis machining and EDM functionality.
Intriguing Concepts LLC, a mold prototyping and production shop, uses Surfcam CAM software to achieve better surface finishes and production times.
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.”