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Siemens PLM Software Ships V6 of CAM Express

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Siemens PLM Software (Plano, TX) is shipping Version 6 of CAM Express, a full-function numerical control (NC) programming software component of the Velocity Series portfolio. It covers programming requirements ranging from high-speed machining to multifunction mill turning to 5-axis machining.

CAM Express 6 offers capabilities across the 3-axis machining application space, including specific high-speed machining approaches, to enable simplified tricky tracing cuts with new cutting strategies for curve/edge and 3D profile cutting; ten percent faster roughing cuts with the latest optimized corner rounding techniques; smoother finish cuts with specialized point distribution in 3-axis surface milling; and more effective toolpaths due to new editing and dividing techniques that apply shorter, stouter tools for deep cavities.

In feature-based automation, CAM Express 6 brings Tecnomatix software technology for feature recognition and rule development to enable feature-based machining driven by configurable rules. Incremental process steps are defined and organized in a new Machining Knowledge Editor, without writing code or editing scripts, says the company. CAM Express also maintains production run quality with support for measurement functions. CAM Express 6 provides direct programming of Renishaw probing cycles, including the support of special solid tool representations and machine simulation of probing cycles.

For more information on CAM Express, visit Siemens PLM Software.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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