WorkNC V24 Featured Oct. 21-22 at AMTS 2015Valued for its accuracy and dependability, the WorkNC CAM solution by Vero Software will be exhibited Oct. 21-22 at the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Show (AMTS) 2015, hosted at the Dayton Airport Expo Center in Dayton, Ohio.
AMTS provides attendees the opportunity to scout hundreds of leading-edge tooling and manufacturing suppliers in one spacious, easily accessed location. Featuring over 30,000 square feet of exhibit space, guests will be able to see working demonstrations of new equipment, as well as attend educational events to improve business and find answers to manufacturing challenges.
Participants of AMTS are encouraged to learn more about WorkNC at booth No. 209, where demonstrations of the software’s capabilities will be presented.
Rapid and Automatic Programming
WorkNC V24 includes enhancements to its Rest Material Display function, which has been transformed into an analysis tool that helps CAM programmers reduce machining preparation time. The upgraded function enables users to rapidly evaluate various amounts of rest material left on any given model according to user-defined color ranges.
This latest version also offers a new collision-detection algorithm with faster calculation abilities, and that takes into account the machine, the toolpath and the clamping system.
Safe and Reliable Toolpath
In response to machining conditions recommended by cutting-tool manufacturers, WorkNC V24 delivers enhanced toolpath safety.
In 3-axis and 3+2-axis machining modes, the WorkNC collision detection module will designate the shortest possible cutter that can be used for any given operation. For 5-axis machining, the Auto5 module will determine the best possible conditions for a user-defined cutting tool. Special attention has been given to machining with small cutters to optimize cutting conditions for features such as ribs and narrow slots.
WorkNC toolpaths undergo regular and comprehensive reviews to ensure that users benefit from the most efficient algorithms and the latest machining technologies.
Re-machining strategies have been revamped in V24 to be completely ‘revamped’ in Version 24. This has been achieved by obtaining greater precision in detecting the areas, both vertical and planar, to be re-machined.
Z-Level machining is used on vertical areas and planar surfaces are machined using contouring strategies. The new variable Z-step option generates smoother trajectories along with enhanced optimization, offering improved surface-finish quality and further gains in productivity.
New CAD Features
Additional STL file-processing options are also a new feature of WorkNC V24. A new intelligent function based on the detection and organization of specific feature zones allows different elements to be grouped together. This can facilitate machining portions of the STL model or creating curves from the STL model.
WorkNC CAM software is the premier automatic CNC software for surface or solid models in mold, die and tooling businesses for 2 to 5-axis CNC programming. All western, Japanese, and Korean automotive makers, and well-known OEMs from a range of other industries, use WorkNC.
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.