Like other products in the Vero Software portfolio, SURFCAM is responding to the increase in hybrid manufacturing by introducing a new Additive Machining module. Surfcam ow offers a dedicated manufacturing cycle that accurately guides a laser as it deposits material to form a shape. Then, the shape is machined using Surfcam’s milling cycles to create the final component.
Surfcam 2019 R1 now offers full ToolStore support for Additive Manufacturing, so shapes can be built using almost any milling cycle, including advanced functions such as rotary and five-axis simultaneous machining.
Also, Surfcam 2019 R1 introduces three enhancements to improve the performance of its machining engine, benefiting both turning and milling operations. Regeneration time has been reduced by around 20% when editing the Move Angular/Index commands. Due to improvements in the way Surfcam’s machining engine generates data, machining large, complex components is considerably quicker now. This has been achieved by the way the software calculates prismatic geometry within the toolpath.
A new Parting Off cycle is available for turning customers, satisfying a high demand for a single cycle to not only perform the parting off toolpath, but also to deburr the back edge during the operation. “Like all other turning cycles, Parting Off offers extended help through dialog pictures, and is sensitive to the current stock position.”
And, for turning customers, a new Up-Cutting function has been added to the Finish turning cycle.
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