Nov 9, 2011

Automated CADCAM and advanced ERP from Sescoi at EuroMold

Sescoi will be demonstrating the latest versions of its suite of manufacturing productivity software, and previewing 2012 developments, at the upcoming EuroMold show in Frankfurt.

WorkNC CADCAM, WorkNC Dental CADCAM, the WorkXPlore 3D high-speed collaborative CAD viewer, and WorkPLAN ERP will all be demonstrated in Hall 8 on booth F22 where Sescoi is co-located with partner, Ingersoll Cutting Tools. Visitors will also be able to see live cutting on Deckel Maho, Datron and Roland CNC machines.

The latest version of WorkNC incorporates 64 bit and multi-threading technology shortening calculation and processing speeds by up to 10 times by transforming program preparation times - especially important for large complex components.

EuroMold will be an opportunity for visitors to preview all major new WorkNC functionalities and enhancements. The previous twelve WorkNC 5-axis machining routines have been rationalized down to six new, powerful strategies, further simplifying the programming task. For even easier 5-axis programming, engineers can use the improved WorkNC’s Auto 5 module. This automatically creates 5-axis paths from 3-axis moves while considering the capabilities of the machine tool and the physical characteristics of the setup.

Also previewing at the show will be the advances in WorkNC feature recognition which will make it possible to machine holes and pockets completely automatically directly from CAD data.

EuroMold visitors will also get a chance to hear about the new WorkNC Laser hardening, welding, trimming and polishing applications first announced at EMO, as well as the new WorkNC Machine Limit Management, and the advanced WorkNC Stamping functionality, with its powerful flat surface machining algorithms.

Live machining of a highly complex V6 engine block on a Deckel Maho HSC 55 Linear will illustrate the power of WorkNC.

Version 3, the major new version, of Sescoi’s award winning, high-speed, collaborative 3D viewer, WorkXPlore 3D, will make its debut at EuroMold. Scheduled for release at the beginning of 2012, this new version makes use of B-rep structures which significantly improve accuracy. This will be particularly valuable for determining precise model information such as volume and draft angle or for detecting edges. As well as being able to read in and interpret model data from many different CAD systems, the new version will also have the ability to open multiple sessions simultaneously, further adding to the system’s flexibility and ease of use.

WorkNC Dental provides dental professionals with the ability to automatically machine implants bridges and crowns directly from scanned data. Incorporated into the system are the intelligence, technology and flexibility to cut prostheses in virtually every dental material on any machine tool giving the user a truly open and affordable dental CADCAM system. Live machining on both Roland and Datron CNC machines will show the capabilities and speed of the system and how easy it is to implement in a dental laboratory.

WorkPLAN Solutions ERP software has been designed for project orientated manufacturers and meets the exact requirements of mold and tool makers. Version 4 of the software includes the new customer CRM module that centralizes all sales activities making it easy for users to manage sales opportunities, prospects, contacts, quotations and sales orders, as well as to run personalized email and mail marketing campaigns.

As part of the Euromold programme of lectures, Sescoi will be conducting a presentation on CNC machining efficiency with a focus on automatic machine collision avoidance.