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AUG 2018

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MMS AUGUST 2018 246 mmsonline.com IMTS 2018 Systems and Software CNC's Touchscreen Interface Contributes to Ease of Use The ProtoTrak RMX CNC from Southwestern Industries functions on ProtoTrak machines designed for toolroom appli- cations. A touchscreen interface contributes to ease of use. The controller also delivers context-sensitive instructions as users require them. Bulleted text, dia- grams and videos are available as well. Defaults enable users to teach the controller idiosyncratic programming and machining styles. The Auto Geometry Engine feature includes the Tap-to-Guess function, which enables users to tap a point on the on-screen drawing to approximate the beginning, end or center of a geometry. Adaptive Machining enables users to increase the metal removal rate by 500 percent or more, the company says, through the selection of programming options. | TRAK Machine Tools | South, Level 3, Booth 338032 CAM Software Improves Productivity, Extends Tool Life Missler Software has launched version 7.12 of its TopSol- id'Cam CAD/CAM software. The software offers features aimed at reducing production times and features several improvements over previous versions. Barrel cutter tool paths facilitate efficient programming. The Dynamic Machining module for turning and milling is said to reduce cycle times, extend tool life and lessen machining malfunction. Improved algorithms enable users to spend less time in the model- ing phase. The software also provides the ability to machine a group of parts in a single program. | Missler Software - TopSolid | East, Level 3, Booth 133236

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