EMO/ Schott Systeme Product continuity in mould making spanning 35 years
Germany-based software developer Schott Systeme celebrates 35 years of product continuity with its Pictures by PC CAD/CAM software.
Over the last three and half decades, starting with the first version Pictures by PC 1.7 in 1984, users have been enjoying uninterrupted use of the same software across multiple revisions and operating systems with continued free software support incurring no annual maintenance costs, Schott Systeme notes. Version PC 1.7 was marketed as one of the first PC-based software solutions for 2D CAD and vector graphics. PC 2.0 followed five years later to become one of the few CAD systems then that offered high-end surface modelling in addition to 3D machining for mould makers.
Today, Schott will present its latest Pictures by PC 3.8 version at EMO 2019. Highlights include the semi-automatic splitting of CAD solid and surface parts for core and cavity creation. Scanned (STL) models can also be used as a basis for mould making with the support for undercut detection, mesh splitting and offsetting for the application of wall thicknesses. High Performance Cutting Trochoidal 3D Roughing facilitates the dynamic and quick removal of harder tooling materials. Spiral Finishing subsequently enables moulds to be finished using a single spiral toolpath that maintains constant contact between the tool and work piece. This removes connecting and retraction toolpaths, which in turn reduces machining times and improves surface finish, Schott Systeme says.
The company also offers all standard machine post processors at no extra charge. At EMO, it will be in Hall 9, Booth E02.