When Hermle holds its traditional Open House from 18 to 21 April 2018, it will again attract many visitors from around the globe to the southern German town of Gosheim and the home of the Hermle machining centres.
Mastercam 2019 Public Beta is now open to all currently maintained Mastercam customers. Shops all over the world, from small job shops to Fortune 100, get a chance to test-drive Mastercam 2019 before it is released and provide valuable feedback to help shape the final product. Participants in the Public Beta get an early look at dozens of powerful new tools for simple to complex jobs.
3D Systems announced 3DXpert™ for SOLIDWORKS. By combining the tools that designers need from 3D Systems’ 3DXpert with SOLIDWORKS from Dassault Systèmes, 3D Systems provides a distinct and exclusive advantage to all SOLIDWORKS users. The new 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS product enables SOLIDWORKS users to prepare and optimize designs for both plastic and metal additive manufacturing.
Cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has extended the functionality of its InvoMilling™ software. The latest version of this user-friendly CAD/CAM solution for fast and simple NC programming offers even more possibilities when manufacturing gears on universal five-axis machining centres. As of late 2017, the software will also enable customers to produce straight bevel gears and herringbone gears.
For global sheet metal fabricators, the customers – automotive OEMs and retailers – have shown an increased spending pattern across the globe. The international sheet metal fabrication service market is projected to grow at CAGR of 1.4% between 2017 and 2025. The report also points towards the fact that bending, cutting and punching operations are likely to be the most extensively used operations on the shop floor.
The 2018 R1 releases of Edgecam includes updates to roughing cycles for milling, turning and MTM. And the prevention of unnecessary CAM regeneration is seen as being particularly important. When editing a tool command, the remaining instructions will no longer be automatically regenerated if the alteration does not affect the corresponding cycles with aspects such as coolant or high-speed.
Vero Software has launched a powerful new direct modelling system to fill the gap between CAD and CAM, focusing on the specific needs of machinist programmers. As a stand-alone, optional application for its CAM portfolio, the newly-available Designer enables users to create new designs or modify existing geometry from third party CAD systems. John Buehler,…