Our customers have created an incredible breadth of applications using MachineWorks libraries.
GO2cam integrated MachineWorks’ libraries in 2009 for its new generation of CADCAM software.
MachineWorks is used by GO2cam to simulate and avoid collisions in the full machine environment: tool holders, clamping systems and all machine components including part and stock. MachineWorks is extremely useful for complex machine tools especially for multi-tasking machines with more than one turret as well as for Swiss Turn applications.
CNC machine and controller manufacturer FIDIA, has embedded MachineWorks' libraries in Vi-Mill to create an anti-crash system with a look-ahead function. It allows a visual check of any possible collisions between tool, machine and stock in both manual and automatic modes of operation.
Powerful CAM system, Esprit, uses MachineWorks kinematics to provide full machine simulation and verification on complex mill-turn machining operations. Real-time simulation and comprehensive collision detection ensure that even the most complex of parts will be machined correctly the first time.
Edgecam - CAM system Edgecam for Vero Software is using MachineWorks engines in its mill-turn simulation to offer a full kinematic simulation package. The simulator also offers full collision detection, including many display options which allows the user full control over every aspect of the simulation. Comparison functions show if the part is machined as expected before outputting to the machine tool.
PEPS wire cutting uses MachineWorks' technology to deliver True Machine-Kinematics Simulation. This allows the user to visualise the material being removed and to check for possible collisions and undercuts. PEPS offers the necessary functionality for all machining tasks including the drive of rotary axis and handling systems. The multi-axis wire cutting module controls positioning and sychronisation with rotating workpieces.
CAM system from the Delcam family, FeatureCAM, integrated MachineWorks' APIs in 2001 to provide complete simulation of the machine tool environment including complex multi-axis. It also identifies collisions between the machine components, spindle, holder, tooling and part stock avoiding costly mistakes.
For over 20 years at MachineWorks we have been developing polygonal mesh solutions for 3D software developers who require solutions to complex geometric problems. MachineWorks APIs have been used by OEMs to gain quick access to market and to help them produce world-class applications.
MachineWorks Ltd will be demonstrating their simulation software running on a remote server and displayed on multiple mobile devices during the 6-day International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) held in Chicago at McCormick Center, from the 10th to 15th of September.