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Cutting parts to the Intelli-MAX

Supports many file formats.

March 31, 2015   by PLANT Staff

Screen Shot 2015-03-05 at 12.15.52 PMAdvanced JetMachining centres from OMAX Corp. interface with the abrasive waterjet company’s Intelli-MAX software suite to easily generate 3D tool paths from solid 3D models, and quickly perform 3D to 2D file conversions.

The advanced software tool simplifies the cutting of complex precision parts on OMAX machining centres. The 3D Pather tool quickly generates multi-axis, machine-ready tool paths from complex solid models and automatically recognizes viable cutting surfaces from those 3D shapes, including variable bevels and tilted cones. This eliminates adding 3D attributes manually to a 2D file.

Machine-ready cutting geometry is generated through a few mouse clicks. With the 3D file imported, extract the desired 2D profile directly from a slicing plane, shadow or face. Intuitive navigation tools make it easy for users to position and orient the slice – including rotations around all axes, orienting to a face, or projecting as a shadow.

This free update operates as a standalone application or in tandem with several of the popular third-party 3D CAD systems. It supports a wide range of neutral and native 3D file formats, such as CATIA, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Autodesk Inventor, Siemens NX, Pro/E, Creo, Step, IGES, VDA-FS, ACIS, Parasolid, 3D DXF and DWG.

OMAX, based in Kent, Wash., manufactures advanced abrasive waterjet technology.


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