Vero Machining Strategist 2017 R2 | 305.8 mb
Vero Software UK says that the latest version (2017 R2) of its Machining Strategist CAM software is even faster than before, as it includes waveform roughing techniques. Pitched at mould, tool and die shops, Vero says that Machining Strategist will now offer release updates every six months.
According to Vero, waveform roughing is superior to the traditional roughing cycle where machinable geometry features are offset, either inward or outward, by a step-over. Specifically, traditional toolpaths have to run at slower feeds and speeds, due to the variable width of cut conditions encountered in corners. Tool load spikes as chip thickness increases in areas where the tool finds more material than it did when cutting in a straight line.
With waveform, the full flute length of the tool is utilised. This gives a constant cutting load, moving in a smooth path to avoid sharp changes in direction and maintaining the machine's velocity.
About Vero Software. Vero Software is a world leader in CAD CAM software with a proven track record of reliable product delivery. Vero develops and distributes software for aiding the design and manufacturing processes, providing solutions for the tooling, production engineering, sheet metal, metal fabrication, stone and woodworking industries. The company's world-renowned brands include Alphacam, Cabinet Vision, Edgecam, Machining STRATEGIST, PEPS, Radan, SMIRT, SURFCAM, VISI, and WorkNC, along with the production control MRP system Javelin. Despite the diversity of application, these solutions have one thing in common: they all address the rising challenges of achieving manufacturing efficiencies and bring huge value to the operations where they are deployed.