JETCAM Composite will use the Airtec International show in Munich to 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 Hall C3 Booth B15 between November 3rd and 5th 2015.
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.
The new user interface draws much of its styling from JETCAM’s 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.
JETCAM Composite GmbH’s appointment as European distributor of Assembly Guidance’s LASERGUIDE laser projection systems earlier this year significantly broadens the company’s range of technologies for composites manufacture. Their latest generation of 3D laser projectors, LASERVISION, will be on display and is a revolutionary laser projector with integrated aimed vision that can reduce the time associated with the layup and inspection of composites parts by over 50%. Combining advanced laser projection with high-performance imaging, this new system automates in-process quality monitoring, verification and documentation of composites parts, thus streamlining production significantly.