Edgecam 2019 Includes Module for Additive Manufacturing
Edgecam 2019 R1 introduces an additive manufacturing module along with 30 other enhancements.
Edited by AM Staff
Edgecam 2019 R1, the latest release of Edgecam from Vero Software, introduces an additive manufacturing module among about 30 enhancements.
The software now offers ToolStore support for additive manufacturing which supports building shapes using many milling cycles, including advanced functions such as rotary and five-axis simultaneous machining. The Additive Lace cycle offers the ability to work with various CAD entities as well as determine control types such as lace angle, amount of finish passes and undercut mode.
Enhancements to the Edgecam Inspect include a switch to PC-DMIS library from Hexagon, which provides a higher level of certified and approved algorithms, and more customization to the users. Users can now develop their own software plugins. Also, Edgecam 2019 R1 now supports the latest version of CAD files including SpaceClaim 19 (ACIS V28), Parasolid version 30.1.247, Inventor 2019 and Creo 5.0.
The winner of the first International Additive Manufacturing Award is a company that developed a head for adding metal additive manufacturing to an existing machine tool.
Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln illustrates how applying secondary processes between 3D-printed layers can have a ripple effect on part properties. Dr. Michael Sealy explains the potential for medical implants using Optomec’s LENS platform.
Additive manufacturing offers powerful capabilities alone, but even more opportunities are opened when AM is combined with subtractive processes.