Third Wave Systems has released the new AdvantEdge Gear Machining v1.0. As part of the new release, the first version will include cylindical hobbing and allow the user to simulate and analyze the cutting process and chip formation; reduce manufacturing costs through tool life and material remove rate improvements; improve gear quality by identifying chip formation problems and the heat and stress added during machining; and increase development ROI by reducing engineering effort and trial-and-error prototype testing.
AdvantEdge Gear Machining is based on AdvantEdge v7.3 to ensure accurate, validated results and includes an improved user interface and process kinematics for generating the initial mesh. With this release the user will be able to degine and generate an in-cut cylindrical gear geometry, truncate the gear to reduce simulation size, import a STEP tool as a solid body, inserts only or inserts with cutter body and set standard materials for the gear (Pyrowear, AISI 9310, 4140 and 1020) and tool (Carbide, HSS).
Due to the large problem size for cylindrical hobbing, AdvantEdge Gear Machining will only be available to users with at least 16-cores. If you do not meet this requirement and would like a trial of the gear machining feature, contact Third Wave's sales department.
Third Wave Systems will host a webinar that will highlight AdvantEdge Gear Machining v1.0 on March 15, 10 a.m. CST. To attend the webinar you must register in advance.