Valued for its ability to seamlessly program any machine tool, the Edgecam solution will be exhibited Sept. 12-17 at International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2016, hosted at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill.
Featuring more than 2,000 exhibiting companies and drawing over 100,000 visitors, IMTS is one of the largest manufacturing trade shows in the world. As such, it is an ideal platform for seeing the latest in cutting-edge technologies, networking with industry experts and peers, and learning new methods for increasing productivity.
Visitors to the show are encouraged to learn more about Edgecam at booth No. E-3114, where demonstrations of new product features and upgrades will be available.
With the release of Edgecam 2016 R2, the software is now a 64-bit application that offers increased access to memory, which improves overall efficiency, especially when working with large files. The program is now able to load solid models up to 20 times faster than the previous version.
Among the software’s time-saving capabilities is the Waveform roughing strategy, a high-speed machining cycle that is available for milling and turning and delivers consistent tool-engagement with the material, thereby maintaining constant tool-cutting load. By generating smooth toolpath to avoid sharp changes in direction, Edgecam Waveform maintains machine-tool velocity while decreasing cycle time and increasing tool life.
Edgecam’s Rough Turn cycle now features a new Ramp Cut strategy, which is typically used for turning deep recesses with double-sided turning inserts, and extends tool life as the contact point on the insert is constantly changing, avoiding notching. The new strategy can be used with decreasing cut increments.
The latest version of Edgecam also offers extended collision detection and improved NC output for machining holes. Working in unison with the Update Fixture command, the Hole Cycle avoids collisions with fixtures by using clearance and retract values parameters.