Surfware, Inc. announced recently that the beta version of its flagship CAM software, SURFCAM Velocity 4, is in the last phase of testing and has been made available to SURFCAM Beta Users.
After testing the beta version, Tom Bentley, President of Programming Plus, Inc. in New Berlin, Wisconsin, states, "We have found the new SURFCAM Velocity 4 beta to have an amazing array of new features. This is the best quality beta version we have seen from SURFCAM in many years."
According to Pavel Cuc, Technical Director of 3E Praha Engineering in Prague, Czech Republic, "Many new features have been implemented in SURFCAM Velocity 4 that elevate the product to an entirely new level. The new 4- and 5-Axis functionality gives us full control over the tool motion and achieves the best cutting conditions during machining."
The new and enhanced features under Beta review include:
- New 3-Axis High-Speed Machining - new finish strategies feature smooth, fluid toolpaths and optimized retracts that eliminate abrupt changes in direction allowing maximum speeds and feeds and reduced cycle time. Processing speed has been increased by up to 80% over the previous SURFCAM version. Among the newly implemented HSM operations are Rest Machining, Offset Pencil Cut and 3D Offset.
- Enhanced 4- and 5-Axis Machining - newly implemented Gouge Avoidance Strategies allow users to specify up to four separate check surface groups; individual Gouge Avoidance Strategies can be applied to each successive group. This version also includes new Retract Styles and enhanced Gap Handling. The new functionality enables total control of the tool motion during any event of the cutting process.
"SURFCAM is the cornerstone of our business and has long held a leading position in this industry," says Stephen A. Diehl, President and CEO of Surfware. "For many years, we've been known for innovation, quality and ease of use, and SURFCAM Velocity 4 confirms this reputation. We look forward to completing beta testing soon in order to bring this much-anticipated release to customers, new and old."
About Surfware, Inc.
Surfware, Inc., the developer of SURFCAM Velocity CAD/CAM systems and the award-winning TrueMill technology, provides optimal solutions for today's manufacturing challenges. Surfware, Inc. traces its roots back to three generations of Diehl family members involved in machining. For additional information, visit www.surfware.com.
SOURCE: Surfware Inc.