The tasks now conducted automatically by the CAM software include creating and adding cavities from a 3D model, ascertaining all electrode positions, recognizing and calculating the spark area, recognizing and acquiring depths, finding measuring points, and recognizing workpieces. In the view of its developers, however, the critical overall benefit is a minimization of input errors. As is claimed, the software continues to set the standards for operator-friendliness with new features for Hyper-i Control, while keeping the same NC program on Edcam and the Makino EDM machines. In addition, the data from the application can be edited at the machine control interface and machine settings can be automatically downloaded.
CAM software for sinker EDM machines with new functions
Edcam 2017, the new CAM software from Makino for vertical or sinker EDM machines, is said to bring numerous advantages to the operator. For example, many processes now run completely automatically.