RADAN to be Exhibited at SOLIDWORKS World 2015
The RADAN computer-aided-manufacturing (CAM) solution by Vero Software, a leading ap-plication for the design and manufacturing of sheet-metal products, will be exhibited Feb. 8-11 at SOLIDWORKS World 2015, slated to take place at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Designed as a forum for learning to work more quickly and efficiently, SOLIDWORKS World offers participants educational and networking opportunities, as well as the chance to see cutting-edge technologies.
Conference participants are encouraged to learn more about RADAN at Booth No. 400 in the SOLIDWORKS Partner Pavilion, where demonstrations of RADAN’s productivity-enhancing features will be presented.
Among the 180 improvements available in RADAN 2015 are nesting upgrades that increase productivity while maximizing materials and maintaining ease of use.
RADAN now creates more compact nests than ever before by spreading parts more evenly throughout the sheet, and by better utilizing the middle of the sheet to fully utilize materi-als. Additional nesting upgrades include the automatic application of rectangular nesting when appropriate for nearly-rectangular parts, a time-saving enhancement that helps in maximizing the sheet.
RADAN 2015 also offers improved 3D translation procedures that ensure information is im-ported more consistently. RADAN’s ability to automatically calculate the thicknesses of im-ported parts has been redesigned to yield faster and more accurate results.
An upgrade to automatic face selection enables the feature to now be applied to unfolding. It also allows users to manually specify the top face much earlier in the programming pro-cess. This functionality is particularly important for Radbend, as it ensures that the visible face of a part remains scratch-free.
A number of important machine automation functions include significant enhancements to part removal. The amount of validation each Pick instruction requires has been increased. Key part suction cups can be defined on the picker and data introduced to the machine def-inition file, defining key part suction cups that must be turned on and be positioned over the metal when picking.
Visit RADAN in Booth 400