September 25, 2017
3D Systems makes available Geomagic Control X 2018, inspection software, as well as GibbsCAM 12, a CAM software for production parts.
Geomagic Control X 2018’s scanner-agnostic platform provides integrated capabilities including simplified and automated airfoil analysis, surface-analysis tools to instantly identify corrosion and denting, and comparative analysis tools.
Customers are now able to import legacy files from Geomagic Control 2015, allowing for improved support for existing customers and their projects.
Geomagic Control X 2018 enables users to import, align and compare fast. In addition, model-based Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) assignment workflows, coupled with fast scan-pair searching, help reduce model setup and evaluation times.
With the new software, users can create inspection models as well as scan, evaluate and communicate inspection results with newly customizable and intuitive reports.
Geomagic Control X 2018’s automatic scan-pair searching operates in the background during inspection. This pairing map maintains the pair associations, allowing users to view, edit and report.
Current Geomagic Control X customers, under software maintenance, will receive an in-app notification to automatically update the platform.
In other news, 3D Systems introduces GibbsCAM 12, the latest version of 3D Systems’ CAM software for production manufacturing in multi-task machining (MTM), mill/turn and production manufacturing.
Features of the new version include an interface designed specifically for CNC programming; in-house development of post-processors with user access to more than 15,000 error-free post-processors along with ongoing additions and custom post-processors created to customers’ exact specifications; multi-task machining (MTM) programming capabilities for complex MTM and Swiss-style machines, including attachments such as part catchers, vises, tailstocks and robots; and one solution for all CNC machines (a single application with a single user interface for programming all CNC machines).
Again, current GibbsCAM customers, under software maintenance, will receive an in-app notification to automatically update the platform.
For more information, visit 3D Systems.
Sources: Press materials received from the company.