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SigmaTEK Systems LLC has developed SigmaBend AP, the latest software version that incorporates the unfolding functionality of AutoPol (FCC Software AB) into SigmaTEK’s press brake solution SigmaBend AP.  

SigmaNest product manager, James Lindsey says “automation, flexibility and control are keys to SigmaBend AP. The software automatically recognizes bend information stored in both 2D and 3D CAD files. Users have direct seamless access to SolidWorks and Inventor files while interfaces to NX, Pro/E, Catia and CAD neutral file formats including IGES, STEP, SAT, and Parasolid reduce file import, unfolding and nesting steps and errors.”

Other features include real-time 3D simulation with collision detections along with the ability for users to determine levels of manual control and automation for bend sequencing, tool and setup selection, finger stop positioning, and simulation.

Benefits:

Speed

·        Faster, more reliable programming away from machine tool

·        CAD integration and automation results in shorter programming time

·        Faster set-up time with quick access to manufacturing information

·        More effective re-use of NC programs

Quality

·        Fewer design errors

·        Centralized database

·        CAD/CAM system Integration

·        Check process via realistic bending simulation

·        Collision check eliminates costly programming errors

Flexibility

·        CAM system: direct switching between different press brakes

·        Better production planning

·        Less dependent on a person’s knowledge with standardized programming

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