CAM Applications and Features include Flexible 5-Axis programming,
NC-Preview, Automated Drill, and Micro Milling Support
Givat Shmuel, Israel - July 26, 2007 – Advanced CAM capabilities recently released by Cimatron (NASDAQ: CIMT) will be demonstrated at the EMO tradeshow in Hanover, Germany, 17-22 of September, 2007.
Cimatron's advanced CAM capabilities enable toolmakers and manufacturers to achieve top-quality surfaces using a rich set of 2.5-5-Axis roughing, finishing, and drilling strategies. Cimatron CAM solutions are tightly integrated with the design applications as part of the CimatronE CAD/CAM suite, enabling toolmakers and manufacturers to streamline design and manufacturing cycles.
New capabilities in the recently released version 8 of CimatronE include NC-Preview, Automated Drill, and advanced 5-axis machining options.
CimatronE version 8 features new enhancements to the 5-Axis Production application, delivering higher performance and better user control. Exact simulation of tool path and machine kinematics ensures the most reliable results.
Cimatron 5-Axis Production provides the programmer with complete control to influence any aspect of the toolpath, enabling even the most complex parts to be machined safely and effectively. Integrated CAD capabilities for surfacing are built into the application, facilitating on-the-fly design changes for concurrent engineering and efficient change management.
"Using Cimatron's 5-Axis Production has helped us successfully launch a new product. Things are going so well we are looking at buying another 5-Axis machine to help us fill the high demand" says Steve Hamrick, of Regal Prototypes Inc, USA.
Cimatron's 5-Axis solution also includes a rich set of applications to support streamlined common 5-Axis machining tasks such as impellers, turbine blades, electrodes, and engraving. To smooth the integration of the application into the 5-Axis manufacturing environment, Cimatron provides an extensive selection of post-processors for most machines and controllers in the market.
Cimatron's NC-Preview provides unique decision-support capabilities that dramatically shorten the NC programming cycle. In a matter of seconds and before the actual toolpath is calculated, NC-Preview provides a visual presentation of the approximated outcome of the toolpath. With clear understanding of remaining stock, extra material, and the tool length required, programmers are able to optimize machining strategies and eliminate any potential errors early in the process.
Cimatron's new Automated Drill delivers adaptive, accurate, and easy-to-use drilling functionality for applications ranging from plate machining to 5-axis production and gun drilling. It automatically detects both geometric and non-geometric hole properties, tracks remaining stock, and assigns the appropriate drilling sequence. Automated Drill allows users to define new drilling sequences on-the-fly and save these sequences for future use. Hundreds of holes can be recognized in seconds, reducing drill programming time by up to 90%.
Cimatron is the first CAD/CAM software to support micro-milling. Cimatron's unique algorithm and corresponding set of NC tools enable effective scaling of jobs to the micro environment, while continuing to ensure the superior accuracy and surface quality.
With built-in strategies for high-speed cutting and other machining functions optimized for micro-milled surfaces, Cimatron NC enables manufacturers and tool makers to achieve superb surface quality with tolerance as tight as 0.0001mm and using cutting tools with diameters down to 0.1mm.
"We have been serving tool makers and manufacturers for more than two decades," said Danny Haran, Cimatron's President and Chief Executive Officer. "The growing demands for accuracy, cost control, and speed of delivery present manufacturers with new challenges. We continue to provide advanced technologies and solutions that enable manufacturers and tool makers to adopt new strategies and step up to these challenges."
The 2007 EMO trade fair will take place in Hanover, Germany, The latest products and services for the metalworking industry will be on display, with special emphases on cutting, splitting, milling and metal forming machine tools, manufacturing systems, precision tools, automation components, computer technology, industrial electronics and accessories.
Visit Cimatron at EMO, September 17-22, 2007
Hall 6, stand K18
With more than 20,000 installations worldwide, Cimatron is a leading provider of integrated, CAD/CAM solutions for mold, tool and die makers as well as manufacturers of discrete parts. Cimatron is committed to providing comprehensive, cost-effective solutions that streamline manufacturing cycles, enable collaboration with outside vendors, and ultimately shorten product delivery time. Cimatron's cutting-edge CAD/CAM solutions are widely used in the automotive, medical, consumer plastics, electronics, and other industries.
Founded in 1982, Cimatron is publicly traded on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol CIMT. Cimatron's subsidiaries and extensive distributor network are located in over 35 countries to serve customers worldwide with complete pre- and post-sales support. For more information, please visit http://www.cimatron.com/
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