3D Systems’ Latest Software Solutions to be Featured at EASTEC
Wide-ranging product line provides the most advanced, all-inclusive 3D digital design-to-manufacturing solutions available today
3D Systems will demonstrate the latest versions of its industry leading software solutions – CimatronE, GibbsCAM and Geomagic – at the EASTEC trade show in West Springfield, MA, May 12-14, 2015. With over 500 exhibitors, EASTEC is an event dedicated to keeping northeast manufacturers competitive.
3D Systems enables an integrated 3D digital thread covering all aspects of design to fabrication by providing a comprehensive suite of software solutions that cover everything from scanning, parts and tool design, milling, turning and MTM manufacturing, to 3D printing and inspection.
When it comes to CAM for Production software, industry-leading GibbsCAM 2015 is now powered by its new Universal Kinematic Machine (UKM) engine, developed to enable greater accuracy in toolpath verification and machine simulation, while retaining its iconic and well-known shop-friendly interface.
GibbsCAM UKM is a complete reengineering of the CAM engine and how it relates to machine definitions and machine tools, blurring the line between the definition of mills and lathes. GibbsCAM UKM was created from the ground up with no limitations so it can handle any number of axes in any direction, with multiple tools cutting simultaneously. It was designed to enable users to program and accurately simulate virtually any machine today - even machines that haven’t been invented yet!
Dramatic improvements to rendering and Machine Simulation such as the dynamic 3D viewing of tools and tool-holders in the tool dialog provide the most accurate simulation available, giving customers the confidence that what they see on the computer screen is what will happen at the machine. An entire new category of tooling has also been added called Intermediate Tooling. Also new is integration with Sandvik Coromant’s Adveon Tool Library.
In addition, customers will be able to program and simulate the most complex machines on the market, including machines from Bumotec, Citizen, DMG MORI, Doosan, Matsuura, Mazak, Nakamura-Tome, Okuma, Star, Tornos, Willemin-Macodel, and many others.
When it comes to integrated CAD/CAM software for mold, tool and die makers, the latest release of CimatronE 12, delivers significant productivity improvements across the board. The new and enhanced tools can dramatically ramp up productivity and minimize outlays in the design and NC programming of molds, dies and discrete parts.
The highly-regarded NC Programming process manager gets a more customizable setup process, the ability to cut calculation time by setting the machining head before programming, and post programming visualization.
VoluMill, the integrated Ultra-high performance toolpath brings a virtual revolution to roughing speeds with typical time savings of over 50%! Together with the new Rest Milling procedure and an accurate visualization of remaining stock at any stage - a safer, more robust process can now be attained with smoother machine motion, reduced vibrations and jerks, better surface quality and longer tool and machine life.
Significant improvements have also been achieved regarding insert design, motion simulation and 3D cooling analysis. CimatronE 12 also offers new cooling design and analysis capabilities that support both traditionally drilled cooling channels as well as the conformal cooling channels that are typically manufactured using 3D printing technologies. The AMF (Additive Manufacturing File) format – a new standard for converting 3D models into digital files is also supported.
A powerful new EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) setup can fully control the burning process of any type of machine and delivers an impressive ROI by slashing machine supervision and project completion time while operating 100% error-free!
3D Systems Geomagic software solutions and scanning hardware enable a complete 3D ‘Digital Thread’ by delivering integrated tools for scanning of physical objects direct to CAD, design, sculpting and engineering of new parts ready for manufacture through both traditional and additive methods. Geomagic Control delivers intelligent and automated 3D scanning and inspection of production parts for measured accuracy to the design data. Geomagic software solutions are tuned to work within existing CAD/CAM and manufacturing workflows as well as delivering the unique Touch haptic design tools.
To find out more about 3D Systems visit: www.3dsystems.com
About 3D Systems
3D Systems provides the most advanced and comprehensive 3D digital design and fabrication solutions available today, including 3D printers, print materials and cloud-sourced custom parts. Its powerful ecosystem transforms entire industries by empowering professionals and consumers everywhere to bring their ideas to life using its vast material selection, including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. 3DS’ leading personalized medicine capabilities save lives and include end-to-end simulation, training and planning, and printing of surgical instruments and devices for personalized surgery and patient specific medical and dental devices. Its democratized 3D digital design, fabrication and inspection products provide seamless interoperability and incorporate the latest immersive computing technologies. 3DS’ products and services disrupt traditional methods, deliver improved results and empower its customers to manufacture the future now.
Leadership Through Innovation and Technology
- 3DS invented 3D printing with its Stereolithography (SLA) printer and was the first to commercialize it in 1989.
- 3DS invented Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) printing and was the first to commercialize it in 1992.
- 3DS invented the ColorJet Printing (CJP) class of 3D printers and was the first to commercialize 3D powder-based systems in 1994.
- 3DS invented MultiJet Printing (MJP) printers and was the first to commercialize it in 1996.
- 3DS Medical Modeling pioneered virtual surgical planning (VSP) and its services are world-leading, helping many thousands of patients on an annual basis.
Today its comprehensive range of 3D printers is the industry’s benchmark for production-grade manufacturing in aerospace, automotive, patient specific medical device and a variety of consumer, electronic and fashion accessories.
More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com.
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