Updated CAM Software Includes Parallel Finishing Tool Path
Amerimold 2017: Vero Software will demonstrate WorkNC 2017 R1, which features a new parallel finishing tool path that the company says has achieved cycle-time reductions of as much as 80 percent.
Vero Software will demonstrate WorkNC 2017 R1, which features a new parallel finishing tool path that the company says has achieved cycle-time reductions of as much as 80 percent. Based on Vero’s new Advanced Toolform technology, parallel finishing toolpath calculations take into account the physical geometry of cutting tools, including high-feed, standard and convex tooling.
Among other updates in this version of the CAM software is a dynamic calculation queueing function, which is said to deliver significant time savings by enabling users to accomplish more tasks within a shorter time frame. Operators can generate multiple tool paths, run postprocessors and check for eventual toolholder collisions without waiting for calculations to finish.
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Finally there is an alternative to ballnose endmills for finishing 3D parts. The combination of finishing tools shaped to provide more cutting surface and a CAM system with the ability to apply them on a five-axis machining center can dramatically reduce finishing cycle times while delivering better surface finishes.