by : CENIT
Engineering Domain : Manufacturing
Prerequisites : MD1 V5 | NG1 V5 | WS1 V5
Available since : 2001-10-31, V5 R8
Software to Program and Simulate Wire EDM Machine Tools integrated in CATIA V5
FAST4AXES combines the expert functionality of a stand-alone, technology based programming system with the advantages of the leading process-oriented CAE system, CATIA V5.
Use as integrated CAM module as well as stand-alone programming seat (WOP, workshop oriented programming seat) possible.
FAST4AXES as CAM module
Benefits of CATIA V5 integration
FAST4AXES - Functional Advantages
The FAST4AXES process
CENIT FAST4AXES allows NC users to benefit from advanced and easy-to-use Wire EDM manufacturing techniques. It provides a full set of pre-defined and re-usable machining strategies for 2 up to 4 axis WireEDM machining. FAST4AXES offers the user all the core functionalities of a NC system shared within CATIA V5 NC Manufacturing solutions: set-up and NC programs definition, full integrated tool path simulation. It also provides full integrated and dedicated post-processing facilities. Its full integration within NC Manufacturing Workshop and very easy-to-use user interface allows users to benefit from Wire EDM techniques in a perfect interoperable way with all CATIA V5 NC Manufacturing solutions.
Within FAST4AXES, every basic Wire EDM strategy is provided to the user : powerful contouring machining including drive curve interpolation into tangential arcs and lines, destruction cut operation (pocketing) including start hole definition. Variable technological events can also be set. Four axis machining extends these capabilities to definition of synchronization points as milestones and precise offset computation facilities.
In addition CENIT FAST4AXES provides early definition of a specific Wire EDM design feature at design phase and thus re-enforces design to manufacturing process chain coverage through high integration and associativity and therefore productivity increase.
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