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International News: Global Industrie Show Features Hexagon Production Software and Measurement Tools #18778
Posted by: Hexagon Manufacturing
City: Gloucester
State: Gloucestershire
Postal code: GL3 4AA
Country: UK
Contact Person: Stewart Bint
Telephone: + 44 1189 756084
Company: Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
Website URL: https://www.hexagonmi.com/about-us/about-hexagon-manufacturing-intelligence/what-we-do/production
Contact Email: stewart.bint@hexagon.com

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Latest Versions of EDGECAM, VISI, WORKNC and WORKPLAN at Booth 4E65


Virtual reality will immerse visitors to Hexagon's booth at the forthcoming Global Industrie trade fair, in a complete and autonomous manufacturing process, combining production software with measurement tools.

The different stages of reverse engineering, programming, simulation, programming optimisation, and monitoring all feature in the virtual reality display, which will be accessed through a headset.

Visitors to booth 4E65 at the show, which runs from March 5 to March 8 at Eurexpo in Lyons, France, will also see demonstrations of the latest releases of four flagship brands from the Production Software business of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, detailing items of new and enhanced functionality.

WORKNC handles all types of cutter geometries without any restriction. The latest version frees users from constraints due to the diversity of cutter geometries. Today's "Advanced ToolForm" technology combined with specially shaped tools (such as barrel tools) allows users to reduce machining times by 70 per cent and extend tool life by 20 per cent.

EDGECAM continues to provide quick toolpath generation while reducing production costs. Its latest version contains three enhancements that improve performance on its calculation engine for both milling and turning operations. Regeneration times were reduced by about 20 per cent when editing angular displacement and indexing instructions. In response to the growth of hybrid manufacturing, EDGECAM 2019 R1 also introduces a new Additive Machining module.

VISI presents direct translators to a wide range of Hexagon's mobile measuring arms and scanners. Combined with the enhancements of its dedicated module, VISI offers a new Reverse Engineering solution as well as the capability for generating stock models and castings from its existing modeling and machining environment.

The latest version of WORKPLAN automatically consolidates different data generated on the shopfloor, offering users real time data interrogation in one single application:
• Machine status
• Alarm codes
• Types of time spent: adjustment, productive, nonproductive
• Indicator consolidations: TRS, TRG... Industry 4.0 is no longer a desire but a necessity.

There will also be a live machining demonstration featuring an AKIRA SEIKI CNC machine tool driven by EDGECAM.

EDGECAM, VISI, WORKNC, WORKPLAN, booth 4E65, Global Industrie 2019, March 5-8, Eurexpo, Lyons, France.





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