Over many years Dassault Systemes has developed the 3 and 5-axis manufacturing, within their Catia design solution, to produce a powerful and feature rich manufacturing application. Capturing knowledge of processes and automating this activity means rapid productivity gains can be achieved. New pricing, from Desktop Engineering, means it's cheaper than you may think.
High efficiency in part programming
Tight integration between tool path definition and computation, tool path verification and output creation, means the user can boost production quality by machining the right part, first time. Machining operations, supported by multiple passes and automated rework in, roughing and finishing, also enhance this ability.
High level of automation and standardisation
Integrating the pervasive knowledgeware capabilities of CATIA V5 (in manufacturing intent and macro storage, for example), NC products allow the capture of skills and reuse of proven manufacturing knowledge and avoid repetition. This also facilitates innovation through shortened test cycles.
Optimised tool paths and reduced machining time.
CATIA V5 NC products offer a wide set of flexible high speed machining operations such as concentric roughing, Z-level milling, spiral milling and 5-axis flank contouring. This decreases the time needed to execute shop floor operations.
Easy to learn and easy-to-use products
As a result of an intuitive user interface, training to use the full breadth of CATIA V5 is quick.
Effective change management
This solution set possesses a high level of associativity between product engineering and manufacturing processes and resources (PPR). Companies can therefore manage concurrent engineering and manufacturing flows better, shortening the design to manufacturing cycle, and reduce costs.
Reduced administration costs and skills efforts
CATIA V5 Machining solution can be used as a single system to cover a wide set of integrated applications, from lathe to 5-axis milling. This allows companies to institute strong, manageable, long-term partnerships with their CATIA CAM supplier.
Full 5-axis capability is now priced at £18,000.
Author: Desktop Engineering