SCHOTT SYSTEME Streamline EDM Wire Cutting
Munch, Germany, 26th April 2012 – German software developer SCHOTT SYSTEME GmbH has launched their latest video to demonstrate streamlining of EDM wire cutting programming.
This streamlining process starts with the integration of their ‘Pictures by PC Modelling’ 2D and 3D CAD suite. Ideal for small machine workshops, these CAD tools not only enable the construction of new components to wire cut, but also facilitate the import and modification of 2D and 3D CAD data in formats such as DXF, SAT, STEP and IGES. Utilising the very latest direct modelling tools, workshops can easily implement customer modification requests, without the need to export the data to another CAD system.
On receiving CAD data, feature recognition tools help to identify and extract typical geometry that requires wire cutting. Choosing then from a number of predefined 2 and 4 axis wire cutting strategies, machining can be applied, simulated and output to the EDM wire cutting machine within minutes. The user has full control at all times over specifying offsets, power ratings, ISO and conic corner types, in addition to lead-on and lead-off strategies. A customer’s preferred machining setup can then be saved, including multiple cutting operations and tag removal, and instantly applied to other components requiring the same operations. In addition to the cost savings associated with CAM programming, SCHOTT SYSTEME GmbH also include standard machine post processors and software support free of charge.
For a software overview, visit http://www.schott-systeme.com/index.php/en/cad-cam-videos/109-cam-software-video-wire-cutting.html
About SCHOTT SYSTEME GmbH
SCHOTT SYSTEME GmbH continues to develop the same software solution originally launched back in 1983. Starting out as one of the very first vector based graphics packages for the PC, their product 'Pictures by PC' has evolved into one of the most mature CAD/CAM and technical documentation products available today. Being a fully integrated 2D/3D CAD, CAM and graphics package, Pictures by PC caters for all aspects of workshop machining, through to product design and documentation.