Integrated Electrode Software Supports More EDMs

Delcam has enhanced its Delcam Electrode software for electrode design, machining and inspection, integrating its PowerShape, PowerMill and PowerInspect software, and extending the range of EDM equipment supported by the software.

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Delcam has enhanced its Delcam Electrode software for electrode design, machining and inspection, integrating its PowerShape, PowerMill and PowerInspect software, and extending the range of EDM equipment supported by the software.

All of the individual software programs use the same .trode file format, which incorporates not only information for each electrode project, but also machining and inspection information, and setup sheets. PowerShape design software provides the overall solution’s CAD element, particularly the option to merge fragmented faces into a single, continuous surface for cleaner, simpler electrode geometry. This eases subsequent operations such as adding draft to complex model regions.

Instead of users having to program manually from a setup sheet, scripts serve as the EDM equivalent of CAM programs for machine tools and provide an automated process for machine programming, removing the potential for human error. Delcam Electrode can now provide scripts for Exeron and JDMA EPX equipment, as well as the previously supported AgieCharmilles, Makino EDM, Mitsubishi Electric, ONA EDM, OPS-Ingersoll, Sodick, and Zimmer & Kreim products.

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