WorkNC 2016 to be launched at INDUSTRIE Paris Trade Fair
March 14, 2016: CAM Software solution – WorkNC, will launch their latest 2016 version at the INDUSTRIE Trade Fair in France which includes the significant Waveform technology enhancement.
The INDUSTRIE Paris Trade Fair is the perfect venue for Vero Software to launch the new version of WorkNC, the automatic 2 to 5 axis CAM solution for complex 3D geometries. With 1,000 exhibitors and brands represented, the show gathers together all the leading industry stakeholders from around the world.
The new 2016 version name of WorkNC originates from the newly adopted six monthly cycles resulting in two major versions per year.
From the 4th to 8th April, visitors to the Vero Software stand (Hall 5A Stand M56) at VILLEPINTE in the north of Paris, will see WorkNC’s continued improvements in the field of collision free machining for which it is universally renowned. WorkNC 2016 also includes the innovative Waveform technology; further strengthening its key values along with precise toolpaths, reduced cycle times and high quality surface finishing, all of which contribute towards lower costs.
Improved productivity and longer tool service life
The Waveform technology, developed over several years by Vero Software, significantly improves standard roughing strategies by removing a consistent amount of material while preserving machine and tool service life.
In order to maintain a constant load on the cutter, the strategy consists of machining from the stock material towards the part geometry. This approach results in a reduced number of intermittent cutting movements, especially in the outer areas, meaning that the tool stays engaged in the material for as long as possible and leads to fewer retracts and air cutting periods.
The stepover distance automatically adjusts in order to maintain a constant load on the cutter over the complete toolpath trajectory, making it possible to maintain optimal feed rates during the whole cycle, which can attain rates of up to 5 times faster than a traditional roughing strategy. Machining is performed over the full cutting length of the tool (whenever possible) which distributes load evenly.
Greater user friendliness
In WorkNC 2016, it is now even easier to select the different commands in the graphical user interface and commands are now at the users’ fingertips. The WorkNC 2016 interface is more intuitive thanks to graphic symbols representing calculated operations.
WorkNC Auto 5 availability
In version 2016, the Auto 5 technology; a real advancement in the domain of 5 axis machining, is now available as a standard module.
Thanks to Auto 5, users can automatically generate 5 axis toolpaths based on existing 3 axis toolpaths while also taking into consideration the kinematics of the selected 5 axis NC machine. Engineers can convert 3 axis and 3+2 axis toolpaths into simultaneous 5 axis toolpaths. Programming can be done directly in the workshop. The intelligent toolpaths are dynamically and automatically checked in order to avoid collisions and manage the linear and rotational limits of the machine.
The Auto 5 technology allows the use of shorter, more rigid cutters allowing most of the part to be finished in one single operation. The use of this module facilitates the finishing phase of a project.
A drone with a span of around 2 meters was designed and entirely machined with WorkNC by start-up company Airborne Concept, who will also be present on the stand.
Christophe MORCILLO, Technical Director of Airborne Concept SAS, said: “We have developed a 3 and 5 axis CAM programming solution which is accessible, user-friendly and easy to learn. The ease of programming with WorkNC, even for 5 axis jobs, is very impressive and the WorkNC team is always on hand to provide instant assistance”.
Headquartered in England, Vero Software designs, develops, and supplies CAD/CAM/CAE software radically enhancing the efficiency of design and manufacturing processes, providing its customers with exceptional value through high productivity gains and significantly reducing time to market. he company’s world-renowned brands include Alphacam, Cabinet Vision, Edgecam, Machining STRATEGIST, PEPS, Radan, SMIRT, SURFCAM, WorkNC and VISI, along with the production control MRP system Javelin. Despite the diversity of application, these solutions have one thing in common: they all address the rising challenges of achieving manufacturing efficiencies and bring huge value to the operations in which they are deployed.
Vero has offices in the USA, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Japan, China and South Korea. Products are distributed through a comprehensive global reseller network across more than 45 countries.
Vero is part of the Hexagon Group (OMX Nordic Exchange: HEXA B), a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualization technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.