• wire edm cad cam software

    Camtek's OPTICAM Classic Wire EDM - known as PEPS in the German market - has been the industry leader for Wire EDM cutting since the early 90's. Continually developed by a team of WEDM experts, it boasts the most complete tools to give the ultimate solution for all simple and complex wire-cutting needs.

    OPTICAM Classic Wire EDM CAD/CAM Programming Software

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    Best-in-Class - 
    with WIRE-Expert 

    Programming of highly complex parts in just a few seconds.

    Automatic Feature Recognition of Wireable Geometries
    WIRE-Expert searches the imported 3D part for wireable geometries. Here it is possible to either examine the complete part or to manually select individual geometries, surfaces or edges.

    Automatic Creation of the Machining Features
    A machining suggestion will be created for the recognized features. The user has the possibility to allocate existing cutting schemes beforehand or to automatically assign existing cutting schemes using the color recognition. Automatically created machining features can be modified, expanded and optimized at a later time without any restrictions.

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The OPTICAM Classic Wire EDM module has been developed in cooperation with leading machine manufacturers and is being continuously adjusted to the latest functions of the wire EDM machines. The advanced capabilities of the product make it the market leader in this field, and it is recommended by many machine manufacturers.

  • Projection Wizard for the automatic creation of Z-constant geometries
  • Simulation including offsetting, demoldability and collision checking
  • Automatic threading, cutting off and positioning of the wire
  • Automatic calculation of the start position including start hole output
  • Constant and variable taper
  • Ruled surface machining
  • Undercut control
  • Inclined machining
  • Tapered and cylindrical pocketing
  • Automatic cutting off of slugs
  • Triangular and multiple tags
  • Section offsetting
  • Variable Reference Plane Height
  • Technology databases for all common machine types
  • Lead On and Lead Off technology
  • Operation strategies can be completely saved
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Technology Databases - 
Original Manufacturer Data

OPTICAM Classic offers original technology databases for all common manufacturers. The user can either access the machine databases directly via interfaces, import the machine databases directly or is provided with a database which has already been converted.

AC CUT 20/30/200/300/400/E350/E600
AC Orange/AC Fanuc

Optimization in all fields of application.

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Slug Retention
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The Slug Retention automatically creates markings in cutting plates; during the punching process, these markings prevent the punched-out part from sticking to the punch and thus from damaging the cutting tool. This extends the service life of cutting tools significantly.

Collar Machining
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The projection under an angle enables the machining of variable reference heights. Thus, a circumferential cylindrical collar of constant height can be created in the workpiece. The tapered section is calculated by OPTICAM Classic and does not already have to be included in the construction of the 3D model.

Controlling Additional Axes of Rotation
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OPTICAM Classic offers the functionality to control additional axes of rotation and thus multi-axial machining during wire EDM. Thus it is possible to machine complex workpieces without any restrictions.

  • Unlimited Taper Angle
  • Maximum Accuracy
  • Maximum
  • Surface Quality
  • Machining In
  • One Clamping Operation
Ruled Surface Pocketing
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Ruled Surface Pocketing enables the machining of ruled surfaces without any slugs. This reduces the programming effort significantly, and the machining operation can be executed without having to be monitored.

Partial Pocketing
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Partial Pocketing is used to combine normal roughing and pocketing. It prevents the creation of slugs during roughing and thus enables an unattended and undisturbed operation.

Radius Manipulation
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To improve the accuracy of fit between punches and dies, this macro modifies ("manipulates") the radii contained in a geometry.

Partial Figure Machining
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The Part Figure Machining is used to machine geometry sections with different qualities.

Turning Tool Module
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The Turning Tool Module calculates the geometry necessary for the wire EDM of profile turning tools, depending on the cutting angle and the frontal and lateral clearance angle on the turning tool.

True Contour Machining
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The True Contour Machining is used for the production of industrial diamonds (PCD). An optional possibility is the automatic nesting of geometries. The machining is executed on the given geometry without radius compensation.

Gear Module
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The gear module is used to calculate involute gears. The involute can be manipulated very easily by entering a profile shift, the roller distance, testing mass across teeth, tip and root diameter as well as tip and root radii. Additionally, the gear module provides all the data and dimensions for machining and inspecting the gear.

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Product Datasheet

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