Geometric's CAMWorks® to showcase critical new functionality at DIEMOULD 2016
CAMWorks 3D CNC Machining Software uses surface finish, GD&T and tolerance information in SOLIDWORKS® 2016 to automate the generation of CNC Toolpaths
By: Geometric Limited
CAMWorks now has the ability to read dimensional information and will automatically select the correct tools, speeds, and feeds to meet the surface finish requirements called out in the model, set nominal values for asymmetric tolerances and select the appropriate tools, operations, and strategies to generate toolpaths to meet the requirements. This functionality automates the CNC programming process and eliminates the necessity to manually calculate allowances when defining CNC tool paths, or the need to rebuild 3D models to mean geometry, eliminating potential mistakes, while saving time and money, and will streamline the transition from design to manufacturing.
Available through an upcoming, second-quarter 2016 point release of CAMWorks® 2016, 'Tolerance Based Machining' will automatically select the correct machining strategies and eliminate long-standing differences between design practices required to tolerance parts based on fit, form, and function vs. manufacturing's need to machine geometry based on mean dimensions and tolerances. CAMWorks 2016 is also the only CNC application that can read surface finish annotations and automatically select the tools, operations and strategies for correct tool path generation.
"For years, CNC programmers have had to read drawings and manually select tools, feeds and speeds, and hope the selections achieved desired results," explains Swadhin Bhide, Head - Geometry Technology Solutions at Geometric. "CAMWorks solved part of this problem by capturing best practices and using those practices to automate toolpath generation. Now this game-changing technology has been extended to automatically read surface finish and dimensional requirements and select the correct machining strategies to automatically generate toolpaths."
"With this new capability, CAMWorks 2016 software will automatically select the correct tools, feeds and speeds based on geometry as well as the manufacturing information captured in the 3D model. This significantly speeds up the CNC programming process, while reducing errors and time consuming manual efforts previously required," he added.
CAMWorks, a parametric, solids-based CNC programming software system, brings in a revolutionary way to help machinists around the world program smarter and machine faster. CAMWorks significantly reduces programming time and removes the drudgery from CNC programming by using patented Feature Recognition technology in conjunction with full toolpath to solid-model associativity and knowledge-based machining. For more information, go to www.camworks.com.
Geometric is a specialist in the domain of engineering solutions, services and technologies. Its portfolio of Global Engineering services, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Embedded System solutions, and Digital Technology solutions enables companies to formulate, implement, and execute global engineering and manufacturing strategies aimed at achieving greater efficiencies in the product realization lifecycle.
Listed on the Bombay and National stock exchanges in India, the company recorded consolidated revenues of Rupees 11.05 billion (US Dollars 180.61 million) for the year ended March 2015. It employs over 4800 people across 13 global delivery locations in the US, France, Germany, Romania, India, and China. Geometric has been assessed at Maturity Level 3 for CMMI 1.3 - Development and CMMI 1.3 - Services for its Software and Engineering Services business units and is ISO 9001:2008 certified for engineering operations. The company's operations are also ISO 27001:2005 certified.
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