Westec 2019: CG Tech’s Vericut v9.0 simulates real NC data on digital twin machines to prevent crashes, identify conflicts between setups and tooling, and ensure machined parts match engineering designs.
Westec 2019: NCL multi-axis machining software, developed by NCCS, blends automated and user-controlled toolpath generation techniques said to reduce programming time and increase quality.
Westec 2019: Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Production Software’s latest version of NCSIMUL includes the ability to execute tasks for existing projects on remote servers.
Hexagon’s SurfCam 2020.0 supports one of the fastest five-axis machining tools: barrel cutters.
CNC Software has released Mastercam 2020, which increases machining productivity and reduces production costs with 2D as well as multi-axis milling automation features, CAD and model preparation improvements, improved machine configuration, and 3D tooling.
Physna, short for “Physical DNA,” is a geometric search engine designed to enable engineers to develop better workflow, find CAD drawings faster, reduce part duplication, and compare part and component drawings.
The latest release of Visi CAD/CAM, from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence’s Production Software business, is said to improve mold and progressive-die design processes.
Version 2019 of CAMWorks from HCL Technologies enables additive manufacturing and includes Tolerance-Based Machining (TBM) for turned and turn-milled parts as well as improvements to Technology Database (TechDB).
The introduction of a specific five-axis “Tilt” control strategy, combined with barrel cutter support, is said to be the most significant enhancement in version 2020.0 of Edgecam from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence’s Production Software division.
The new version of NCSIMUL’s machining module available from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence includes automation functionality that gives the user wider control over their jobs on other devices by communicating with distant servers.