3D Concepts To Show Latest Vero Software
Vero Software’s German reseller 3D Concepts will be demonstrating Edgecam, Surfcam and Radan at South-West Germany’s largest industry trade show.
Expected to attract more than 10,000 visitors, the i+e Industriemesse Schwarzwald AG exhibition at Freiburg from February 1 to 3 focuses on a variety of industry sectors including IT, machine engineering, electronics, sheet metal, plastics, and Industrie 4.0 services.
Thomas Menholz, from 3D Concepts, says it is the ideal venue to showcase the latest 2017 releases of Edgecam, Surfcam and Radan.
Edgecam 2017 R1 features around 50 items of new and enhanced functionality, including a Tombstone module for assembling pre-existing parts on a defined mounting device. A simple dialog window enables users to add pre-machined part files, specifying the positions they are to be mounted on a tombstone or other multi-component work-holding device. Once they are assembled, Edgecam automatically merges and rationalises all machining sequences by tool or index position and optimising the NC output into sub-routines.
Edgecam Brand Manager John Buehler says: “This new feature offers huge time savings, as users no longer have to manually carry out the load, insert, merge and rationalize commands.”
Surfcam 2017 R1 utilises the user’s own in-house knowledge and experience to drive CAM processes with automation tools to suit a number of applications, including milling, turning, mill-turn and wire EDM. It is a powerful and affordable 3D CAM solution that achieves the balance between feature sets and ease of use. Surfcam products have been installed on more than 26,000 systems worldwide during the past 25 years. In that time, Surfcam has grown to support 15 languages.
And Radan 2017 paves the way for the most exciting developments in the software’s history.
Product Manager Olaf Körner says: “We are on the verge of reorganising how manufacturers will be using Radan in future, and important updates to Radmanager in the new edition are the first steps towards this.”
Developers are working on separating Radan into two distinct aspects; first, traditionally creating NC code to drive CNC machines, and second, what they call “engineering of parts.”
Radmanager’s strength is that it creates nests without the user necessarily needing to know where the parts come from, what the order numbers are, or which customer they are for.
“But to achieve this, it relies on the parts being completely ready for nesting,” says Olaf Körner. “And that means more than just having flat parts with the right geometry. We need to know as much as possible about the parts – whether they can be cut on any machine tool, and the cycle times for all of those solutions. For example, it may be feasible to cut a part on either a laser or water jet, but while it would take only minutes on the laser, it may take two hours on the water jet.
“In Radan 2017, Radmanager’s ability to manage both 2D and 3D engineering of parts is the precursor to the entirely new forthcoming engineering system for any type of parts, including 5-axis laser-cut sheet metal, tubes, flat, and bent.”
3D Concepts, Edgecam, Surfcam and Radan – Halle 1, Booth C113.