Givat Shmuel, Israel – April 14, 2008 – Cimatron Limited (NASDAQ: CIMT) a leading provider of integrated CAD/CAM solutions for the toolmaking and manufacturing industries, announced the general availability of the newly released CimatronE 8.5.
Cimatron's CAD/CAM solutions address the entire process—from quoting through design, engineering changes, NC, and EDM programming to delivery—helping tool makers and manufacturers deliver higher quality tools and products at lower costs and shorter cycle times.
"The new version of CimatronE is another step in our ongoing effort to help toolmakers and manufacturers become more competitive by shortening production cycles and reducing manufacturing costs,'' said Danny Haran, Cimatron's CEO and President.
CimatronE Version 8.5 incorporates over one thousand product enhancements, including:
Cimatron's concurrent engineering capabilities improve productivity and collaboration and significantly compress product delivery times.
Concurrent design capabilities are built into Cimatron's CAD applications, enabling multiple users to simultaneously work on the same assembly and shorten the design cycle. Starting with version 8.5, these concurrent design capabilities are available throughout the entire Cimatron CAD product line.
Cimatron's support for concurrent engineering extends beyond the design phase. The integrated end-to-end design-to-manufacturing solution uses a single database that provides complete associatively and enables multiple steps of the design and manufacturing process to be performed in parallel.
Streamlined Numerical Control
Modified NC Setup Reports: Automatically-generated NC reports facilitate the information flow between NC programmers and the shop floor, providing machine operators with detailed information that includes the tool paths, procedures, tools, and parameters for each job. Images and user-specific information can be added to the reports, which can be presented either online or in print.
Automated Drill: New operations added to the Automated Drill application include profiling of holes and threading cycles, as well as pocketing for pre-drill preparation of difficult to drill areas such as slanted surfaces. These operations can be integrated into the automated drill sequence and reused from libraries to increase efficiency and accuracy.
5-Axis Production: CimatronE version 8.5 features new enhancements to the 5-Axis Production application, including spiral cut milling, 3-5 Axis transformations, and advances in impeller roughing.
Integrated CADENAS Catalogs
CADENAS PARTsolutions is now integrated into CimatronE 8.5, enabling tool makers to shorten design cycles by incorporating ready-made CADENAS catalog parts into Cimatron tool assemblies.
While the catalog functionality has long been available in Cimatron's software, the CADENAS catalogs place thousands of new standard components at the disposal of Cimatron users, eliminating many of the manual and time-consuming steps in the tool design process.
New Advanced Die Design Capabilities
Creating intermediate binder blanking surfaces and unfolding the part on these faces is one of the most challenging tasks in the die design process. In most cases, accurate results can only be achieved after a laborious and expensive trial and error process.
Based on a finite element analysis, Cimatron's "blank on binder" enables the user to perform this task and unfold freeform shapes onto a 3D geometry with unprecedented speed and accuracy.
With more than 25 years of experience and over 20,000 installations worldwide, Cimatron is a leading provider of integrated, CAD/CAM solutions for mold, tool and die makers as well as manufacturers of discrete parts. Cimatron is committed to providing comprehensive, cost-effective solutions that streamline manufacturing cycles, enable collaboration with outside vendors, and ultimately shorten product delivery time. Cimatron's cutting-edge CAD/CAM solutions are widely used in the automotive, medical, consumer plastics, electronics, and other industries. For more information, please visit http://www.cimatron.com
Founded in 1982, Cimatron is publicly traded on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol CIMT. Cimatron's subsidiaries and extensive distributor network are located in over 35 countries to serve customers worldwide with complete pre- and post-sales support. For more information, please visit http://www.cimatron.com.
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