03 November 2015
03 November 2015
JETCAM Composite roll out new versions of its core composite software products, as well as showcasing the latest in laser projection systems which offer solutions for kitting, automatic ply verification and documentation, and FOD prevention at Airtec in Munich, Germany, Hall C3 Booth B15 between 3-5 November 2015.
JETCAN explains that its flagship nesting software, JETCAM Expert, recently underwent a transformation with an entirely new interface in v18. The latest v18 release builds on this with dozens of enhancements across the CAD and CAM sections, nesting performance enhancements as well improvements to several popular postprocessors.
According to JETCAM, the new user interface draws much of its styling from its CrossTrack product, and focuses on reducing the mouse movements a user has to perform during day-to-day operations. All file management and tabular data views have been improved with new controls, and general performance enhancements have been made throughout the interface.
Attendees are invited to bring CAD files with them to submit for a free nest comparison benchmark, with v18’s new high performance nesting. Companies often see savings of over 10% which, when cutting expensive material such as carbon fibre, can generate a return on investment of months or even weeks.
The Premium versions of JETCAM Orders Controller (JOC) also include several new features. Starting with CAD, a new DXF nest splitter allows users to automatically split a DXF file containing multiple plies. Multiple configuration profiles can be created, providing the user with parameters such as tolerance, whether to keep text or to use found text as the name for the resulting DXF files. With one click a DXF nest can then be split into separate plies, ready for CAD processing. Similarly, JETCAM Expert’s CAD filtering now also allows multiple configuration profiles to be configured through JOC, ensuring that the selected profile settings are applied automatically on a per-file basis, fixing any issues during the CAD import process. Other additions include improvements to part/nest costing and a new reports designer.
JETCAM will also be demonstrating the recently launched Cut Scheduler – a low cost and capable job scheduling application. Running in either standalone mode or as a multi-terminal master/shopfloor mode, it allows drag and drop scheduling of nests and one-click job starting, which downloads NC code to each CNC machine.
With just two weeks to go until the first Global Composites Conference, co-hosted by the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) and NetComposites, Communications Manager Siobhan Longhurst caught up with speaker Shridhar Nath of GE Global Research. Shridhar will be presenting on ‘Technology Trends on Additive, Energy and Other Composite Applications.’
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