SolidCAM for mold machining at Euromold 2013

...In SolidCAM’s latest version, there have been major enhancements in its revolutionary iMachining 3D, HSM and Simultaneous 5 Axis modules, that provide the winning combination for mold and insert machining...

SolidCAM will be exhibiting at Euromold 2013, the leading event in the areas of moldmaking and tooling, design and application development. From December 03-06, the fair will be held at Frankfurt/Main Exhibition Center. SolidCAM will exhibit in hall 8, booth J134. SolidCAM will be showing live cutting in our booth, on a Grob machine, using Hoffman tools.

This year, it’s Euromold’s 20th year and what better opportunity for SolidCAM, The Leader in Integrated CAM, to present its latest and greatest contributions to machining in the moldmaking industry.

Moldmaking is a competitive industry and its main challenge is short delivery times. In this industry it is necessary to combine excellent toolpath quality with optimal performance.  SolidCAM has an excellent CAM solution for any factory in the moldmaking industry. In SolidCAM’s latest version, there have been major enhancements in its revolutionary iMachining 3D, HSM and Simultaneous 5 Axis modules, that provide the winning combination for mold and insert machining.

iMachining 3D
automatically produces a complete, ready to run CNC program, with optimal cutting conditions to rough, rest rough and semi-finish a complete 3D part, with True Scallop on all slopes, all in a single operation. The tool path is automatically adjusted to avoid collisions between the holder and the updated stock at every stage.  The optimal cutting conditions are achieved by the expert knowledge based Technology Wizard of iMachining.

iMachining 3D provides amazing 3D machining results, regularly providing 70% savings in machining time, and can reach up to 90% savings, compared to other systems.

SolidCAM's HSM module provides the best 3D finish toolpath for any mold or insert part. The result of HSM is an efficient and smooth toolpath, translating to the best surface quality.
HSM avoids sharp angles in tool path, ensuring that the tool stays in contact with part as much as possible, and optimizing non-machining moves to reduce air cutting and generating smooth and tangential lead in/out.

You can also benefit from SolidCAM’s Simultaneous 5 Axis - the most tested and proven 5-axis CNC milling toolpaths in the industry, with the most advanced control over all aspects of toolpath and collision checking and with a very friendly user interface.

The latest enhancements in SolidCAM’s Simultaneous 5 Axis modules include multi-axis drill Contour 5 Axis and enhancement to Convert HSM to Sim 5 Axis strategy. In Contour 5 axis, the tool follows the selected 3D curve, staying parallel to predefined tilting lines. This is useful for chamfering and pencil machining of complex contours with undercuts. 

Since  a lot of mold shops are introducing sim 5x machines, the Convert HSM to Sim 5 axis strategy enables conversion of 3D HSM toolpath to full 5x toolpath. This achieves better surface quality by using different tool tilting strategies and short tools.