Latest ALPHACAM Focuses on Nesting and 3D Machining for Stone Companies

Stone Expo West 2019

Latest ALPHACAM Focuses on Nesting and 3D Machining for Stone Companies

ALPHACAM 2019 R1 to be Exhibited at International Surface Event-Stone Expo West 2019

Latest ALPHACAM Focuses on Nesting and 3D Machining for Stone Companies

The ALPHACAM solution for stone will be shown Jan. 23-25 at the International Surface Event-Stone Expo West 2019, hosted at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The International Surface Event (TISE) is the largest North American floor-covering, stone, and tile-industry event and is billed as the premier industry marketplace for buyers and influencers to purchase products, gain design and trend inspiration, and develop business strategies.

Visitors to the event are encouraged to learn more about the latest upgrades available with ALPHACAM 2019 R1 at booth No. 3782, where knowledgeable product representatives will be on-hand to answer questions and perform demonstrations of the solution’s ability to deliver production efficiency and quality.

ALPHACAM 2019 R1 delivers a completely redesigned and compact nesting interface that streamlines the rapid creation and deployment of nested projects, and provides greater flexibility. Drag-and-drop support for manually-nested parts makes it easier for programmers to begin the process of manual nesting.

“This is just one of many features throughout the latest release which provides greater control with fewer clicks,” said Brand Manager Hector Henry. An additional function that reduces the number of steps is the ability to automatically align a part to a neighbouring angled part on the nest; parts are matched in this way by simply selecting which elements must be aligned.

Among 3D machining enhancements is an improved Automatic Collision Detection algorithm that avoids gouging non-machined faces and surfaces in the “Select Solid Faces” function.

“It also allows for full control over which faces should stay untouched,” Henry said. “This intelligent algorithm can even automatically create 2D boundaries for the end user. This enhancement improves machining functionality and gives greater productivity through intelligent boundary creation.”

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