EDM Design for Cimatron CADCAM

EDM Design for Cimatron CADCAM Software

What is Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM)?

EDM is a subtractive manufacturing process that utilises electrical discharges between an electrode and the workpiece to shape and refine complex geometries. It is commonly used for machining hardened materials, producing molds and dies, and fabricating delicate components with high precision. Unlike traditional machining methods, EDM does not rely on physical contact between the tool and the workpiece, making it ideal for intricate and delicate designs.

How does Cimatron implements EDM Design into the software?

Cimatron Software stands at the forefront of CADCAM solutions, specifically tailored for EDM designers and manufacturers. Its intuitive interface and powerful features allow designers to create, modify, and optimise intricate EDM tool-paths with ease. From roughing to finishing operations, Cimatron streamlines the design process, reducing lead times and enhancing productivity.

Key features of Cimatron Software for EDM design include:

  • Extensive library of pre-defined electrode shapes and machining strategies.
  • Integration with real-time simulation to visualise the machining process before execution.
  • Advanced electrode design tools for creating custom electrodes to match unique requirements.
  • Adaptive machining capabilities for optimising tool-paths based on material properties and machine capabilities.

Advantages of Cimatron Software for EDM Design

The integration of Cimatron Software into the EDM design workflow offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Unparalleled precision: Cimatron’s advanced algorithms ensure accuracy and consistency in the EDM machining process, resulting in high-quality finished components.
  • Time and cost efficiency: By automating various design and machining tasks, Cimatron reduces manual intervention and production time, ultimately leading to cost savings.
  • Enhanced collaboration: Cimatron’s compatibility with other CADCAM platforms promotes seamless collaboration between designers, engineers, and manufacturers.
  • Optimisation of resources: The software optimises tool-paths and electrode design, minimising material waste and maximising tool life.

How to Set-up EDM on Cimatron?

Setting up EDM Design on Cimatron Software is a straightforward process. Here’s a step-by-step video guide (no sound) to help you get started.



If you would like more advice about how to Set-up EDM Design on your Software please contact: software@cdg.uk.com


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