MachineWorks' latest development efforts are aimed at making full machine simulation more accessible to OEM manufacturers.
Multi-axis machines, mill-turn machines and complex machines are more widely used nowadays. Having full machine simulation in CAM systems is a must but increasingly, machine tool manufacturers want to see on their CNC controllers the same level of graphics and clash detection for full machine simulation that they see off-line on a CAM system.
MachineWorks has pioneered full machine simulation on the CNC controller however setting up and operating full machine simulation is often a labour-intensive process.
This is why MachineWorks has developed a top layer that allows the user to simulate with the same degree of flexibility that was possible before but with a much easier way of handling the various elements of the machining envelope. Developers can handle machines, tool libraries, work assemblies and jobs with little effort.
At EMO Hannover 2013, 16-21 September, the MachineWorks team will be showing the ease of use of the new full machine simulation higher lever API on stand J25, hall 25.
See MachineWorks at EMO Hannover 2013 on Hall 25, Stand J25