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JUL 2018

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SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE Modern Machine Shop 129 techspex.com IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: Search Machines Smarter. Machining Center Drill/Tap Boring Mill Milling Machine Machine Type: The Machine Tool Search Engine CAD/CAM Software Avoids Overwriting Master Tombstone Assembly Vero Software's Edgecam 2018 R2 improves productivity for a range of cutting technologies and machining strat- egies with added features. The Tombstone Manager features an Add Tombstone function to ensure users never overwrite their master tombstone assembly. The tombstone can also accom- modate an unlimited number of components. Once inserted, the tool paths are automatically merged. As an improvement to the Pre-Drill approach strat- egy, the software automatically creates drill-hole posi- tions and keeps the drilling tool path associative to the Roughing cycle. This enables users to deploy multi-level and depth functions within a hole cycle to automatically locate the best entry position for the drill cycle. The Rough Turn cycle includes several lead param- eters enabling the user to roll in and out of each cut with a tangential arc. A bi-directional tool path can be created for use in conjunction with Sandvik Coromant's CoroTurn Prime turning inserts. The cycle's collision detection capability automatically removes potential crashes between the tool and the tailstock. The Thread Mill cycle has been enhanced for closer toolpath control and greater flexibility. Five new param- eters allow users to deploy peck and multi-pass tool paths for machining hard materials or when a better surface finish is required. Further options in the Lead tab add control with toolpath ordering. When forced to use the same tool number, but for different tools, the turning environment can now display a single tool in the turret during playback. | Vero Software | 248-356-8800 | verosoftware.com

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