Rough Grooving | Edgecam 2016 R2
Rough Grooving has been in enhanced in Edgecam 2016 R2 whereby the cycle will now automatically remove excessive cuts when it detects a small radius or chamfer on a groove feature.
Nutated Head Table MTM | Edgecam 2016 R2
Edgecam 2016 R2 offers further support for multitask machine configurations by introducing support for Nutated Head on Mill Turn Machines.
This particular configuration is proving to be more popular throughout the industry where both Milling and Turning operations are combined.
Turning with Rotating Heads | Edgecam 2016 R2
Popular in the Oil & Gas industry and, where large components are machined, Edgecam 2016 R2 now fully supports Rotary Heads on Milling machines (one example being Trevisan machine tools)
Multiple Wire EDM enhancements | Edgecam 2016 R2
As well as updating the Makino technology database and introducing new output options in the Machine Configurator, Edgecam 2016 R2 has enhanced its ‘Move’ command by adding Rotary angle control, and has added a brand new Translate function.
File Tessellation Benchmark | Edgecam 2016 R2
Edgecam 2016 R2 offers significant time savings while loading solid model part files due to the introduction of tessellation. Benchmark trials produced an average file load 20 times faster.
EWS - 3D IGES import | Edgecam 2016 R2
Edgecam 2016 R2 continues to evolve its EWS product by supporting the import of 3D IGES wireframe files.
Once loaded the user deploys existing EWS tools (such as Sketch Plane and Ruled Surface) to convert the wireframe into a solid model.
Editable Manual Turn feature | Edgecam 2016 R2
Edgecam 2016 R2 empowers a user to alter a Turned Profile Feature. Originally, having created the manual feature, it was not possible to extend or alter the profile. Simply checking the ‘Edit’ command now allows the user to influence the feature.
Advanced 5-Axis Mirror | Edgecam 2016 R2
The ability to ‘Mirror’ a 5-Axis toolpath has been added to the Roughing tab. This not only creates a mirror image of a toolpath by reflecting it symmetrically but also alleviates the need to add extra transformation CAM instructions.
Advanced 5-Axis Cycle | Edgecam 2016 R2
As well as the introduction of further ‘Collision check’ options, the ‘Multiblade machining’ module now offers a new strategy called fillet finishing. The new option allows users to quickly and easily finish machine filleted areas commonly found on impellor and blade components.
Profiling Cycle and Dialog Pictures | Edgecam 2016 R2
Profiling cycle algorithm has been refined so as less code is generated but accuracy is maintained. This is clearly seen when a user picks solid edges or loops from a solid model. .
The ability to ‘Break Corner” is now supported when Compensation is set to Geometry.
Profiling Cycle no roll over & Index command | Edgecam 2016 R2
Further Profiling cycle improvements has resulted in the removal of ‘rollovers’ sometimes experienced when the cycle is set to “Pick Solid Faces”. The enhancement will be automatically applied when the toolpath is regenerated in Edgecam 2016 R2.