RADAN to be Featured Sept. 15-17 at WESTEC 2015
RADAN, an innovative solution for the design and manufacturing of sheet-metal products from Vero Software, will be presented Sept. 15-17 at WESTEC 2015, hosted at the Los Ange-les Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.
Guests to WESTEC are welcome learn more about RADAN by visiting booth No. 629, where demonstrations of the software’s features will be presented.
WESTEC delivers access to hundreds of industry experts and encourages participants to evaluate and compare cutting-edge manufacturing equipment, advanced technologies, new products, and applications.
Among the 180 improvements available in RADAN 2015 are nesting upgrades that increase productivity while maximizing materials and maintaining ease of use.
RADAN now creates more compact nests than ever before by spreading parts more evenly throughout the sheet, and by better utilizing the middle of the sheet to fully utilize materi-als. Additional nesting upgrades include the automatic application of rectangular nesting when appropriate for nearly-rectangular parts, a time-saving enhancement that helps in maximizing the sheet.
RADAN 2015 also offers improved 3D translation procedures that ensure information is im-ported more consistently. RADAN’s ability to automatically calculate the thicknesses of im-ported parts has been redesigned to yield faster and more accurate results.
An upgrade to automatic face selection enables the feature to now be applied to unfolding. It also allows users to manually specify the top face much earlier in the programming pro-cess. This functionality is particularly important for Radbend, as it ensures that the visible face of a part remains scratch-free.
A number of important machine automation functions include significant enhancements to part removal. The amount of validation each Pick instruction requires has been increased. Key part suction cups can be defined on the picker and data introduced to the machine def-inition file, defining key part suction cups that must be turned on and be positioned over the metal when picking.
In October, RADAN 2016 will be available for general release. This release will see new fea-tures in all of the products, including RADAN CAD/CAM, Radbend, Radm-ax, Radtube and Radimport.
RADAN 3D will see the biggest change, with a new focused ‘selection mode,’ greatly increas-ing the efficiency in analyzing and preparing a 3D model or assembly for production. It also benefits from an even greater integration with Radbend. Radtube 2016 will have more powerful nesting capabilities.
Acknowledged as one of the world’s leading PC-based CAD/CAM solutions for the sheet-metal industry, RADAN offers a unique combination of applications for punching, profiling, bending, nesting, designing, and production management.
As part of the Vero Software Group, RADAN is a well-established, market-leading provider of applications essential to the design and manufacture of sheet metal components and prod-ucts.
Vero sells and supports its range of products through its direct offices in the UK, Italy, France, Germany, Netherlands, USA, Brazil, India, Japan, Korea and China, and through a comprehensive global reseller network across more than 45 countries.
Vero is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B), a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualization technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.