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The Camworks 2011 solid-based CNC programming solution provides improved knowledge-based machining information, a new electrode design solution for the mould and die industry, and smarter tool paths.

In this version, the technologies that enable automation of NC programming have also been enhanced.

For example, Feature Recognition, which is used to automatically identify areas to be machined, has been upgraded to find more features, while decreasing computation times by more than 50 per cent over previous Camworks versions.

The proprietary Technology Database (TechDB), used to store and apply knowledge-based machining information, has been enhanced to simplify the process of creating best machining practices.

The improved interaction will result in greater use of the knowledge-based machining capabilities of Camworks and will reduce potential errors in machining information.

A number of user interfaces have been modified, making it easier to learn and use the software, and minimising overlap into the graphics area.

For the mould and die industry, Geometric will introduce Electrode Works – an electrode design solution that automates all aspects of extraction, design, management, documentation and manufacturing of EDM electrodes.

This product will guide the user through the electrode design and production process.

Camworks 2011 also introduces Volumill ultra-high-performance toolpaths for two- and three-axis high-speed milling.

With Volumill toolpaths, programming and cycle times have been reduced, and cutting tool life has been increased, while placing less stress on the machine tool.

Cycle times have been observed to be reduced by up to 80 per cent and cutting tool life has seen increases up to 500 per cent.

In this latest version, Camworks introduces more intelligence into machining operations and toolpaths so that changes to machining parameters minimise regeneration time, making it suitable for large three-axis toolpaths.

User ground turn inserts can be used to generate finishing toolpaths in turning, allowing even greater flexibility in generating more efficient toolpaths.

Geometric will preview Camworks 2011 at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2010) in Chicago on 13-18 September 2010.

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