julio 14, 2006
Sescoi offers aerospace contractors a competitive advantage at Airtec
Sescoi will be bringing the latest version of its WorkNC CAM/CAD software and its new job management software MyWorkPLAN to the Airtec show, a specialised trade fair covering the entire aerospace supply chain which is scheduled to be held in Frankfurt from 17th to 20th October.
WorkNC is used widely in the aerospace sector to provide the productivity and quality demanded by this industry. Machining parts from a solid block is a common requirement, frequently removing up to 90% of the material. New automatic roughing routines in Version 18 are aimed at reliably raising metal removal rates and tackling the hard to machine materials employed in the industry. High Torque Re-roughing optimises metal removal and minimises retract movements while utilising climb cutting wherever possible. Adaptive Trochoidal Roughing routinely adds trochoidal tool movements whenever full tool engagement is detected, ensuring a constant tool load. Finally, Spiral Core Roughing produces a smooth continuous spiral toolpath with the minimum of direction changes and retract movements.
All these toolpaths benefit from WorkNC's new dynamic stock management which automatically updates the stock material after each operation, ensuring that the software knows the exact location of excess material and so eliminating air cutting and avoiding shock loads to the tool.
WorkNC is also geared to cut the complex shapes found in the industry. Sescoi will be exhibiting its unique Auto 5 software, which automatically changes 3-axis toolpaths into 5-axis toolpaths wherever appropriate. The advantages for the user are the ability to cut more of the part in one setting, the use of shorter and more rigid cutters, easier programming and improved surface finish and accuracy. In addition specialist 5-axis toolpaths are included in WorkNC for blade machining, impeller machining and tube machining, tasks which are highly relevant to aerospace applications.
MyWorkPLAN, Sescoi's newly launched job management software will also be beneficial for SMB aerospace contractors. The system provides an easy to implement method of controlling project based custom manufacture without the complexity and extensive configuration normally associated with job management systems. Modules within the software control quotations, time and resource management and job tracking. Links to commonly used CAD packages and office systems such as Microsoft® Office, enable management teams to get an up to date picture of production and costs, as well as helping them to produce accurate quotations and give realistic delivery dates. In the highly competitive environment of the aerospace industry, tight control of cost and delivery leadtimes will help contractors to win more business, maximise profitability, and provide a better service to their customers.
Sescoi will be in Hall 8 on stand F40.