Apr 16, 2015 -- Valued for its accuracy and dependability, the WorkNC CAM solution by Vero Software will be exhibited May 6-8 at the American Mold Builders Association (AMBA) Conference 2015, scheduled to take place at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, Ind.
Designed to “impact, influence and ignite” its attendees, the 2015 edition of the annual AMBA conference offers a powerful combination of educational and networking opportunities, as well as the chance to see firsthand the latest in mold-making technologies.
Participants of the AMBA conference will be among the first to see WorkNC Version 24, featuring multiple upgrades that make the programming process easier than ever before. Demonstrations of the software’s capabilities will be available at the WorkNC booth, No. 42.
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. WorkNC is used by all western, Japanese and Korean automotive makers and well-known OEMs from a range of other industries.