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Complex Assemblies can be manufactured, whether working from a customer supplied drawing, CAD file or an in-house design based on customer’s requirements. A comprehensive service from design to finished assembly can be provided. Here at PSM we have a complete design suite of Planit software, which includes EdgeCam Part Modeler, AlphaCam 3D 3-Axis Mill, Wire and Lathe modules: Rapid modelling for manufacture: Edgecam Part Modeler is a 3D modelling tool specifically designed for quick and simple construction and/or modification of solid models. Cost effective and easy to use, Part Modeler comes complete with fully associative drafting capability. It’s the perfect complement to Edgecam Solid Machinist – providing advanced modelling tools to create parts or workholding systems such as chuck jaws or fixtures. The major features of a machine tool can also be modelled, for accurate cutting simulation and collision detection within Edgecam. Edgecam Part Modeler will import and manipulate files from most CAD systems, including SolidWorks®, Solid Edge®, Unigraphics NX® and STEP files. Support for IGES, DXF and Parasolid is also included. In addition, Part Modeler offers functionality to clean and heal and sew surfaces; to quickly restore imported files that need repairing. Part Modeler’s intuitive user interface can be quickly and easily tailored to individual requirements, with features such as dockable windows and customisable menus and toolbars ensuring a highly productive, smooth and seamless progression from design concept through to finished component model and detail drawing. With the ability to execute a series of logically grouped construction operations as a single keystroke, Edgecam Part Modeler enables rules to be applied simultaneously across multiple parts of an assembly with automatic part-to-part compatibility. Full associativity is maintained across 2D and 3D drafting; isometric, plan and orthogonal views; standard and ordinate dimensioning; and geometric tolerancing. Tighter integration between engineering and manufacturing paves the way to increased productivity. Alphacam 3D 3-Axis Milling module is the ideal CAD/CAM system for machining moulds. It offers considerable potential for programming horizontal or vertical machining centres, with 3-Axis plus 2 positional axes. Alphacam Advanced Wire module offers considerable potential for programming numerically controlled wire electro-erosion machines with 2 or 4-Axis. The Advanced Wire module is intended to be the best compromise between performance and investment. It offers a complete list of commands for 2D design and the generation of cutting paths with inclination of the wire at a constant or variable angle and also includes shape to shape 4-Axis. Alphacam Standard Lathe is a simple to use programming system for single turret and single spindle with C axis control and lathe configurations.

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