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    Default Wire EDM machining/programming software

    Hi Friends,

    I am a new member of this great forum.

    We are having Sodic & Makino wire EDM machines in our tool room.

    Now 3D models are converted into 2D and programmed for machining in wire EDM. Is there any good software available to do the machine programming using direct 3D models? Please suggest.

    G.Sreenivasan

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    Esprit cam is said to be pretty good for that stuff

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    Take a look at GibbsCAM.

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    I've tried other softwares for edm, and am totally convinced that you need software designed for edming! I use Ficus by Metalcam and like it a lot. Keith Davis is the US man. PM me for his phone number if you want to talk to him.

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    Take a look at the BobCAD software. Wire EDM CAD-CAM CNC Software by BobCAD-CAM | BobCAD-CAM

    Wire EDM specific package for 2 and 4 axis wire cutting. Inside, outside and open shapes. Yes you can work directly off surface edges.

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    Use this link for a write up on the software in EDM Today

    Winter 2019 EDM Today

    Page 30 - " old dog new tricks "

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    FeatureCam will do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aldepoalo View Post
    Use this link for a write up on the software in EDM Today
    Winter 2019 EDM Today
    Page 30 - " old dog new tricks "
    I don't think one can beat BobWIRE for the money. We've been using it since version... 15, I believe... ( been over a decade ) Very happy with it.

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    I'm not sure why you would need software to program from a solid model for wedm?

    We regularly do round-bottom to square-top and vise / versa using 2d wireframe in our sodick machines... Is the geometry that intricate you need to program off a solid model?

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    IMO only consider software that allows selection of faces for creating 4-axis paths unless you have zero need to do any modeling. Face selection is very fast and error free. If you do have a need for comprehensive modeling capabilities then perhaps also consider software that can do it all; If not you could see diminished returns on your investment if you use multiple, separate software. It is not uncommon what companies save up front is lost in the future with separate software.


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