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Edgecam - Computer Aided Manufacturing Systems
Edgecam is a market leading computer aided manufacturing (CAM) system for NC part programming. With unparalleled ease of use and sophisticated toolpath generation, it’s the only CAM system you’ll need for milling, turning and mill-turn machining.

Edgecam utilizes your in house knowledge and experience to drive the CAM process with automation tools to suit different applications – allowing you to maintain your competitive edge.

Edgecam offers the following applications:

Edgecam 3D Milling - Computer Aided Manufacturing SystemsEDGECAM 2.5 Axis Milling EDGECAM features an extensive suite of advanced 2.5 Axis Milling cycles that is ideally suited for the rapid generation of optimum toolpaths for all surface and solids machining needs.
Edgecam Turning - Computer Aided Manufacturing SystemsEdgecam 2-Axis Turningprovides functionality for a wide range of machine tools, including 2-Axis lathes, multi-turret configurations, sub-spindle turning centres and mill/turn machines. On a mill/turn machine, C-, Y- and B-Axis milling and drilling take place within the same program as the turning to provide a fully integrated and associative programming solution.
Edgecam Waveform - Computer Aided Manufacturing SystemEDGECAM Waveform Waveform roughing is a high speed machining technique that maintains a constant tool cutting load by ensuring the tool engagement into the material is consistent. The tool path moves in a smooth path to avoid sharp changes in direction which maintains the machine tool’s velocity.

Workflow

Over 1,000 engineers, globally, attended two webinars to launch the new Workflow application. Designed for manufacturers to reduce costs, improve quality and hit shorter lead times, operators will be able to apply toolpaths to prismatic parts in minutes. Click here for details.

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Accelerated generation of CNC code

Edgecam Workflow, the market leading software application is specifically designed for manufacturers to reduce costs, improve quality and achieve shorter lead times. Workflow understands the component topology and understands the required manufacturing environment therefore accelerating toolpath generation.

Workflow will have a significant impact on shortening programming time, and because it is so simple to operate, the learning curve for new users is considerably reduced.

Workflow – A Five Stage Process

File: Adopting the common Microsoft Office 2010 theme, this allows users to efficiently manage files and folders.

Set-Up: Dynamically sets up datum position, adds stock and fixtures through the interactive stock, fixture and machine manager functions.

Features: Using Edgecam’s powerful automatic feature recognition, all types of manufacturing features can be found.

Machining: The Planning board applies a suggested order of manufacture, which can be manipulated easily by drag and drop techniques.

NC Code: The toolpath is then simulated in the machine simulator, checking for collisions, gauges and limit over travel. The toolkit can be reviewed and edited before NC code is generated to complete the five-stage Workflow process.

Loading and positioning the component
Now fully automatic. In many CAM systems the user has to manually set the environment and use traditional commands to create a datum.

Manufacturing method and suitable machine tools
The user is presented with a list of suitable machine tools based on the component’s geometry, ensuring machine limits are respected.

Adding user-defined stock, or stock from a database
Based on the components dimensions, a selection of defined stock materials are listed which allows a suitable stock to be easily applied.

Importing fixtures
User defined fixtures, including vices, chuck and clamps can be applied using the fixture manager

Managing strategies to aid manufacture
Edgecam engineers have derived suggested methods of manufacture to machine the part on a feature-by-feature basis, with logical cutters path.

These processes are used as ‘toolpath accelerators’ allowing users, if required to add additional inputs to produce the exact toolpath required for their processes. However, it is also possible with the addition of Edgecam Strategy Manager module the user can update the manufacturing Strategies to match the companies’ manufacturing processes, so that all manual intervention is removed.

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