CNC Software, Inc. and Sandvik Coromant have announced that they will be working together to integrate the Adveon Tool Library with Mastercam. Adveon will help Mastercam users to further improve machining productivity and security, and save time during machine set-up. By reducing the engineer’s input, both consistency and quality of data are improved.
CNC Software’s Mastercam is the world’s most widely used CAD/CAM software, providing solutions from the simplest to the most complex design and machining problems. Mastercam incorporates state-of-the-art Dynamic Motion technology for milling and turning machining, providing dramatic improvements in manufacturing efficiency with reduced cycle times and ensuring increased tool life.
Adveon has standardised methodology, designed specifically to facilitate quick and safe CAM programming, allowing users to:
· Develop their own tool library / database
· Select tools for production
· Oversee and maintain the assortment
· Build tool assemblies quickly and safely
· See immediate results in 2D and 3D models
· Instantly export to Mastercam Tool Manager
Adveon works with any tooling supplier that bases their catalogue on ISO 13399, thus assuring the accuracy of geometrical information.
The advantages of Adveon are far reaching. The open catalogue area allows drastic reduction of time spent on finding and defining cutting tools, eliminating the need to search for information in catalogues or interpret data from one system to another. This in turn helps the manufacturer gain rapid access to the required cutting tool information in order to source the most suitable machining solution paired with the most efficient cutting tool selection. Through Adveon, users can select the tools used in their daily operations, maintain and amend the assortment and create their own tool libraries by copying and pasting from the catalogue area. Virtual tools can be assembled in a fast and secure manner and data can be quickly exported for CAM programming and simulation.
According to previous customer studies, the automated input of cutting tool data to CNC systems can increase the productivity of NC programming through CAM systems by as much as 20 per cent.
Adir Zonta, Adveon Product Manager at Sandvik Coromant comments: “Our partnership with CNC Software creates a great opportunity for Mastercam users to increase their productivity and quality on NC programing by providing qualified tool assembly data and true to scale 3D models to Tool Manager Library. Additionally, we are able to provide the digital manufacturing world our metal cutting competence.”
David Boucher, Director of Product Development at CNC Software comments “By partnering with Sandvik Coromant, we will be able to directly use ISO13399 tooling data and models inside the Mastercam application and this will improve our mutual customers’ workflow and efficiency, while reducing the potential for programming errors from the need to duplicate tooling information.”
The Adveon Tool Library solution is the first pure ISO13399 application directly connected to CAM software. Adveon reads and consumes ISO13399 data from any tool vendor.