Alphacam are on show at this year's Southern Mnaufacturing show, Stand: U106
Southern Manufacturing 2014 is the most comprehensive trade show for advanced engineering, manufacturing solutions, innovations and education. This is the only forum for industry professionals to assess and compare the latest products and services for engineering, electronics & manufacturing all under one roof.
Visitors to the stand will see a host of Alphacam 2014 R1 enhancements, including those to solid tools, multi-processing and CAD to CAM.
Cutting tools can now be defined from solids which are displayed during solid simulation. The lathe module now supports multiple turrets, including revolver and platen type configurations. This gives the added benefit of enhanced graphical simulation; and improved collision detection within lathe, which is especially useful when using multiple turrets.
For multi-processing, Alphacam can still be operated at the same time that multi-core hardware technology is being utilised to generate complex toolpaths. This eliminates the need for the user to wait for one process to finish before starting the next, reducing part processing time.
Alphacam’s nested based automation tool, CAD to CAM, now supports the processing of solid models. Using style layer processing within CAD to CAM these models have their own geometry features recognised before automatic machining and nesting. This gives the benefit of solids nesting, while reducing screen-to-machine time.