We offer full CAD-CAM services with the preperation of 2D drawings and design as well as handling of 3D models.
We work with Radpunch for programming the CNC punching machines. The software allows us to reduce lead times and optimise CNC punching machine operation. The software includes Radnest which extends Radpunch's functionality to provide true shaped nests that can produce efficient nests from sheets, off-cuts and remnants delivering substantial savings in material and time saving.
RADAN 3D allows us to import a range of file formats, including:
- Catia V4 & V5
From there parts can be unfolded directly into the sheet metal part editor, ready for onward processing. This enables a smooth and efficient workflow from design to manufacture. Benefits include the elimination of design errors, automatic unfolding, increased production flexibility and higher productivity.
Sheet Metal Unfolding
The unfolder can flatten models, such as intersecting cylinders, producing complex profiles in the developed shape. In order to manufacture such shapes efficiently on CNC machinery where the cutting entities available are typically lines and arcs, the software can automatically translate these complex profiles into a series of lines and arc elements. The process is designed to create the minimum number of geometries necessary to make the part to the required accuracy. The benefit is shorter programs and better quality parts.