CADCAM and nesting for sheet metal and composite cutting
Whether you are a job shop producing small runs or a multi-national company looking for complete automation, JETCAM Expert CADCAM delivers a comprehensive programming system for all punching, cutting, profiling, routing and composite cutting machine tools - including combination machines and machines with loading/unloading equipment and/or right angle shearing.
V18 heralds the launch of JETCAM's new user interface. A new clean design delivers all new file and list management screens, minimises mouse travel and provides a more common experience across the JETCAM suite of applications.
JETCAM's new high performance nesting in v18* takes full advantage of today's multi-threading CPUs, delivering highly optimised nests in a fraction of the time. High performance nesting can be configured to run over a set period of time, with some users even choosing to run it overnight for maximum efficiency. Coupled with JETCAM's remote control processing (RCP), this allows the nesting process to be completely automated, with MRP systems providing a list of parts for ordering and JETCAM simply delivering highly efficient nests, NC code and management reports with costings and runtime estimation.
* Optional module. Upgrade from previous high performance nesting versions applies.
Automatic sheet processing, or ASP is the result of several years of development to provide total automation for punching machines. With one click users can automatically tool an entire nest, destroy the skeleton, apply common punching, macro unloading, microjointing and right angle shearing processes. With JETCAM Expert you have the best of both worlds. Existing tooling stored on the component, such as areas that have been taught using JETCAM's tool teach feature, or where microjoints have already been placed will be respected and retained. ASP is highly customisable, allowing you to specify when certain actions will occur, such as unloading versus microjointing, or how the skeleton will be handled. Once configured this makes the process from CAD file to NC code incredibly fast and simple.
- All new F2 video help system, providing short video tutorials against all major functionality across the software
- Option to output of geometry thumbnails for display in external systems such as MRP
- New right angle shear logic
- Additional routing functionality, including drilling to depth
- New component and nest mouse controls
- New teach mode functionalty
- Expert Lite now includes CAD filtering as standard
These are just some of the hundreds of new features in v18, which is available free of charge to all customers with a current maintenance contract.