VISI Software to be Exhibited Sept. 16-18 at Knox Machinery Open HouseTooling Software Technology (TST), LLC, will exhibit the efficiency-boosting VISI CAD/CAM solution for mold and die manufacturing Sept. 16-18 at the Knox Machinery Open House in Franklin, Ohio.
Presented by Knox Machinery and GF Machining Solutions, the open house will feature the world’s fastest and most accurate electronic discharge machining (EDM) equipment, according to event organizers. Attendees can expect to see the latest in wire, sinker, and hole-drilling technologies — as well as technical seminars and demonstrations.
The VISI solution, by Vero Software, will be demonstrated twice daily at the open house for anticipated groups of 20-40 attendees. The detailed demonstrations are expected to run 90 minutes to two hours, and will cover VISI Adaptive Roughing, VISI for 3-axis machining, VISI Electrode, and VISI PEPS Wire.
The VISI Adaptive Roughing strategy utilizes a combination of constant Z-roughing, adaptive roughing, core roughing, and rest roughing combined with intelligent ramp, helical and planar entry methods.
Combined with smooth corner radii and smooth transitions between passes, this strategy enables the tool to maintain maximum feedrate and prevent the cutter from dwelling in corners. For subsequent roughing operations, VISI will ‘remember’ where remaining stock is left on the component, and machine only those areas.
VISI for 3-axis
VISI Machining 3D creates intelligent toolpaths on the most complex 3D parts. Dedicated high-speed milling techniques and built-in smoothing algorithms create highly efficient NC code. Intelligent toolpaths reduce cycle times, improve productivity and consistently produce high-quality components.
The benefits of VISI for 3-axis machining include high-speed optimized toolpath; customizable post processors; full tool and holder gouge protection; full kinematic simulation, and more.
Fully feature based, VISI PEPS-Wire provides automatic feature recognition of wire features — including tapered, variable taper and 4-axis features — directly from solid geometry. Features are easily machined, creating reliable wire EDM toolpaths and proven NC code for any machine tool.
The advantages of VISI PEPS-Wire include a comprehensive machine and postprocessor database; reverse cutting on roughing, finishing and tag-removal passes; the ability to easily apply roughing and finishing cuts to multiple punches or dies, and additional productivity-boosting features.
VISI Electrode is an automated module for the creation and management of electrodes and holders for the manufacture of detailed and challenging-to-machine features on mold and press tools. Comprehensive holder design, simulation and collision checking ensure that the electrode will operate correctly the first time.
Among the benefits of VISI Electrode are electrode collision checking; linear and tangential surface extension; dynamic surface extraction; and vertical, side, and inclined electrode animation.
VISI is acknowledged as one of the world's leading PC based CAD/CAM software solutions for the mold and die industries. It offers a unique combination of applications, fully integrated wireframe, surface and solid modeling, comprehensive 2D, 3D and 5-axis machining strategies with dedicated high-speed routines.
Vero sells and supports its range of products through its direct offices in the UK, Italy, France, Germany, Netherlands, USA, Brazil, India, Japan, Korea and China, and through a comprehensive global reseller network across more than 45 countries.
Vero is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B), a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualization technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.
About TST Software
TST, Tooling Software Technology, LLC, is the global leader among service providers in the international market. Its world-class applications and stellar services provide its clients with the competitive edge necessary to be successful in today’s business environment.
Headquartered in Clarkson, Michigan, TST provides solutions that make sense from start to finish. TST is the master distributor of Vero (VISI and PEPS) Software in the United States and Canada.