Additive machining software module
Responding to the increase in hybrid manufacturing, the latest release of Edgecam introduced a new Additive Machining module.
Supporting the Direct Energy Deposition method, Edgecam now offers a dedicated manufacturing cycle which accurately guides a laser as it deposits material to form a shape. After that, the shape is machined using Edgecam’s milling cycles to create the final component.
As Edgecam 2019 R1 now offers full ToolStore support for Additive Manufacturing, shapes can be built using almost any milling cycle, including advanced functions such as rotary and 5-axis simultaneous machining.
Edgecam Brand Manager John Buehler says the new Additive Lace cycle is designed to construct geometry on a layer-by-layer basis, depositing a continuous molten bead of material which adheres to the parent material.
“Using the same intuitive dialog interface as all other Edgecam cycles, Additive Lace not only offers the ability to work with various CAD entities, but also empowers the user to determine numerous control types, such as lace angle, amount of finish passes, and undercut mode.”
In total, Edgecam 2019 R1 includes around 30 individual enhancements.