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A sophisticated analytical hub provides increased intelligence on cutting tool designs to avoid costly collisions and missed calculations
ANCA’s new CIM3D V9 release of the industry-leading CIMulator3D software has an upgraded interface with fresh colors and icons and is even easier to use with intuitive functionality. The latest technology and software design has been packed into this release offering time-saving benefits and interactive visualization across the entire grinding process.
Thomson Mathew, ANCA Software Product Manager says: “This upgrade responds directly to what our customers want and need for effective tool simulation. CIM3D V9 allows for customization based on regularly-used features no matter which industry. The simulation quality of ANCA’s software is unmatched and you can simulate complete grinding sequences.”
“The offline capabilities of using the latest CIM3D version mean important background calculations are easily verified, increasing machine productivity. This not only maximizes machine time but for those working from home, CIM3D can be run independently on any computer – so it is possible to do all the programming remotely.”
“We have automated many manual steps and introduced process verification and analysis in a central hub to get improved cycle time, and better wheel and tool life. Collisions can be detected automatically and overall CIM3D V9 is more enjoyable and easier to use.”
The new software offers clearer visualization with the customizable timeline panel – effectively a central dashboard for quicker and easier tool analysis. New tool programs can be verified for size, shape, machine clearance, cycle time estimates, and more.
Chris Wagner, Tool Grind Lead at Acutec Precision Aerospace, Inc. in the U.S has been using CIM3D for 20 years and can’t imagine going back to an earlier version after trialling the latest release. He said: “CIM3D V9 is worth its weight in gold. The new look and feel is current and clean. One of the best features is progressive grinding – it gives the ability to see the exact material being removed as the wheel moves through.”
“The resolution of the graphics is far better than any previous version. Determining protrusion length, cycle time estimation, using the scroll function on a mouse to increment the position, magnification and cross-hair positioning are other great features that make using CIM3D V9 more efficient and productive.”
ANCA’s software experts are in-house ensuring the features of CIM3D are responsive, user-friendly and tailored to the cutting tool industry.
The new features save time while simulating the programmed tool path exactly as it would be ground on the machine
UPDATED LOOK AND FEEL
BENEFITS: Ease of use, improved visualization and highly intuitive design
PROGRESSIVE MATERIAL REMOVAL
BENEFITS: Allows the user to view the state of the tool at any point of the grinding timeline
CLEAR VISUALIZATION WITH THE TIMELINE PANEL
BENEFITS: Central analysis hub for quick and easy access to save time
TOOL BALANCE ANALYSIS
BENEFITS: Ability to manufacture high performance cutting tools
SAVE TIME WITH BACKGROUND CALCULATIONS
Simplifies workflow by doing calculations in the background rather than having users kick this off. This saves time and the automatic display doesn’t allow for errors that are accidentally missed. Some of the tasks calculated automatically without needing to be initiated by users are:
BENEFITS: Simplifies workflow, saves time, less likely to miss collisions and reduced waiting time
MATERIAL REMOVAL RATE
BENEFITS: MRR can be used to optimize the feedrates for better wheel life and stable process
BENEFITS: Quick and easy measurement methods to save time
CHANGES TO THE SECTIONING PLANE DIALOGUE
BENEFITS: Flexibility to measure any geometry on the cutting tools in any plane
MACHINE MODELS AND ACCESSORIES
BENEFITS: Additional accessories for improved collision detection analysis
For further information, please contact:
PR and Communications Manager, ANCA
M: +61 439 316 131
ANCA is a market leading manufacturer of CNC grinding machines. It was founded in 1974 in Melbourne, Australia where the company still has its global headquarters. ANCA has offices in the UK, Germany, China, Thailand, India, Japan, Brazil and the USA as well as a comprehensive network of representatives and agents worldwide. ANCA CNC grinders are used for manufacturing.
ANCA CNC grinders are used for manufacturing precision cutting tools and components across a diverse range of competitive industries including cutting tool manufacture, automotive, aerospace, electronics and medical.
ANCA website: www.anca.com