For immediate release
10th October 2007
JETCAM will be demonstrating the latest version and forthcoming features of its Expert CADCAM software for punching, profiling and routing technologies on booth #16142 at Fabtech, being held McCormick Place, Chicago, IL between 11th and 14th November 2007. The latest version has seen further significant advances in all cutting technologies, nesting efficiency, automation and ease of use.
In 2007 JETCAM signed a number of OEM agreements with machine tool manufacturers covering various cutting technologies. These included OMAX waterjets, HPM plasma machines, Zund composite cutters and Finn-Power punching and profiling machines. Support for all technologies has been considerably enhanced; the aim being to provide full automation with minimum or no programming effort. A number of specific enhancements will be announced at Fabtech, with more features scheduled for release in 2008.
JETCAM Expert offers a system that provides complete interaction, complete automation, or a mixture of anything in between depending on each user’s unique requirements. The Remote Control Processing (RCP) allows external programs (such as MRP) to completely automate the programming and NC code generation process for complete hands-off operation
A new reporting engine is also available across all version of JETCAM Expert. Including a custom report designer, users can now interrogate any element of data within JETCAM’s Stored Engineering Knowledge Technology (SEKT) databases for reporting. Output designs range from label printers through to complex multi-page reports.
The latest version of JETCAM Orders Controller (JOC) will also be on display. JOC allows for the remote creation of orders for components or assemblies within JETCAM Expert. It also provides a comprehensive reporting module. If used in conjunction with RCP, customers can expect a completely hands-free NC programming system, with machine operators using JOC to queue up orders. The relevant NC code then arrives at the right machine within seconds. New features include the ability to use several JETCAM Expert licenses to automatically nest components, with the next available Expert system processing queued orders.
Commented Martin Bailey, Group Marketing Manager; “2007 has seen a great deal of focus on development across all of our products,. The fruits of these efforts are now available for us to showcase at Fabtech 2007. We are in a position whereby all customers will be able benefit from the same end-to-end automation, with complex operations no longer requiring manual intervention. JETCAM is changing the way that Production Managers need to think about NC programming.”