SMARTCAMCNC released SmartCAM® v2018, with applications for computer-numerical control (CNC) milling, turning, fabrication and wire EDM processes, noting the latest version delivers new Adaptive Rough Milling technology in the Advanced Milling™, SmartCAM FreeForm Machining™, and SmartCAM Advanced Turning™ applications; new Verification modules in SmartCAM Advanced Fabrication™, and SmartCAM Advanced Wire EDM™, along with improved feed-rate control, and other useful core additions.
The SmartCAM Adaptive Roughing toolpath results in consistent cutting condition, elimination of full-width slotting cuts and automatically created adaptive feedrates, which provide end-user benefits of increased tool life, reduced cycle time and reduced shock on their machine.
"Traditional offset toolpaths present several problems such as sharp corners, sudden changes in cutting tool load and shock on the machine tool, all of which can lead to shortened tool and machine life, even breakage," according to Doug Oliver, senior product manager,
"With the new SmartCAM Adaptive Roughing toolpath processes, the engagement volume of the cutter with stock is constantly monitored and maintained using in-process-stock algorithms. These algorithms handle the changing volume conditions encountered when creating toolpath for the infinite geometric possibilities," he added.
More information about SmartCAM® v2018 is available at www.SmartCAMcnc.com