Modern Machine Shop

DEC 2017

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Page 129 of 140 December 2017 MMS 127 SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE dissecting meshes with intersecting geometry. Dynamic Datum Reference Frame (DRF) allows the user to create datum alignments in the report manager using measured features, and Auto DRF quickly sets up the most common reports utilizing single data reference frames. New drag-and-drop custom repor t builder can create repor ts for measurement projects. Verisurf Software Inc., call 714-970-1683 or visit VERIFICATION SOFTWARE MINIMIZES AIR-CUTTING MOTIONS Spring Technologies has enhanced the optimiza- tion capabilities of the OptiTool module of its NCSimul CNC verification software package for simulating, verifying, optimizing and reviewing machining programs. New capabilities include algorithms that transform working feed rates into rapid feed rates or specified maximum feed rates for approach and retract motions in both circular and linear tool paths. Air-cutting-optimization mode enables users to reduce machining times by between 4 and 25 percent by minimizing air- cutting motions and optimizing entry and exit feed rates, resulting in savings on every part produced, even on existing programs, the company says. One-click implementation requires no alteration to the tool path or CAM system. The software is ef fective in standard CNC control languages, including FANUC, Heidenhain and Siemens. OptiTool also enables users to test different opti- mization strategies and provides graphic analysis comparing initial and optimized feed rates. This optimization can then be applied and repeated on ever y machined par t currently in process, multiplying the gains. Spring Technologies Inc., call 617-401-2197 or visit The Machine Tool Search Engine Search Machines Smarter. IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: 51536 Industrial Drive | New Baltimore, MI |USA 586-716-5151|

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