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Monday, 14 May 2012 11:16

SURFCAM 6 Beta Released

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Surfware, Inc. announced this week that the beta version of its flagship CAM software, SURFCAM 6, has been completed and is being made available to SURFCAM Beta Users, Testers and Resellers worldwide.

SURFCAM 6, the next major up and coming release, is on schedule to follow the previous SURFCAM V5 Series of releases. SURFCAM V5.2 was released in April 2011, SURFCAM V5.1 was released in September 2010. The SURFCAM V5 Series was launched in February 2010 starting with the introduction of SURFCAM V5.0.

“SURFCAM 6 is a significant release version for any serious CAM programmer,” says Peter Marton, Vice President of Surfware. “A large part of this release has been dedicated to taking the existing power and control available in the software today and coupling it with enhancements and features to make for an improved user experience. The addition of a 64 bit version, new and updated internal technologies, and even many new additional features and enhancements will prove this version of SURFCAM 6 to be a must for all programmers that require a tool which is easy to use while allowing programmers the ability to create toolpaths with utmost precision and control. With all the capabilities now available in our flagship product, SURFCAM 6 still remains one of the most competitively priced CAD/CAM systems in the market today.”

Some of the new features and enhancements available in SURFCAM 6 are:

  • A 64-Bit Version
  • New Tools and Material Database Engine
  • Faster and Improved Verification Technology
  • Updated Interface
  • Completely redesigned Help System
  • Four (4) new toolpath strategies
  • Updated CAD translators (plus RHINO CAD translator now included)
  • Updated and New Post Processors (MPost and SPost)
  • New Productivity Utilities
  • Updated Digitizer Interfaces
  • New versions of editNC and SDNC
  • Enhanced TRUEMill toolpath calculator and toolpath algorithms
  • ...Plus much more

"We have found this beta release of SURFCAM 6 to be solid and stable,” says SURFCAM Reseller Don McKillop in Florida. “I am really pleased with all the behind the scenes work put into this version to bring it to the competitive state it is in today. We have all the power in SURFCAM 6 to easily create the most complex of 5-Axis toolpaths, and then making them work on the floor seamlessly with the post processors we support.”

"This version is a nice mix of features and 'stable under the hood' type work," says SURFCAM Reseller Greg Martin in Utah. "Surfware has really demonstrated their commitment to SURFCAM CAD/CAM systems competitiveness and set the stage for many years to come with new feature-rich development. We look forward to getting this release in the hands of all of our many SURFCAM customers."

For more information, visit: www.surfware.com

Tuesday, 31 January 2012 11:21

SURFCAM 6 to Showcase at SolidWorks World 2012

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Surfware, Inc., developer of SURFCAM® CAD/CAM systems, will be demonstrating the upcoming release of its flagship product, SURFCAM 6, at the SolidWorks World 2012 exhibition to be held in San Diego, CA at the San Diego Convention Center from February 12 - 15, 2012.

SURFCAM has been a Certified SolidWorks CAM partner for many years, providing SURFCAM customers with world class precision and control over their NC programming environment when using SolidWorks design models in their shops.

SURFCAM’s powerful associativity enables programmers to open native SolidWorks files directly into SURFCAM, completely eliminating the translation process. When changes are made to the SolidWorks design models, SURFCAM automatically recognizes the design revisions and offers to regenerate the affected toolpaths. With this seamless interoperability between these two systems, SURFCAM users can quickly adapt to design changes and efficiently update their toolpaths.

The up and coming SURFCAM 6 release contains many new and powerful features such as:

A 64-Bit Version
New Tools and Material Database Engine
Faster Verification Technology
Updated Interface
Completely redesigned Help System
Four new toolpath strategies
Updated CAD translators to latest CAD systems (plus RHINO CAD translator now included)
Updated Post Processors (MPost and SPost)
Updated Integration to FARO and MicroScribe Arms
Newest Version of EditNC included
Enhanced calculator for TRUEMill toolpath parameters
Refined TRUEMill toolpath algorithms
Plus much more.

SURFCAM 6 also supports SolidWorks 2012 parts, assemblies, sketches and configurations and includes over 200 Post Processors for major CNC machine manufacturers.

For more information, visit: www.surfware.com

Tuesday, 06 September 2011 12:15

Surfware to Showcase at EMO 2011

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Surfware, Inc., developer of SURFCAM CAD/CAM systems and the award-winning and patented TRUEMill Technology, will feature it’s latest release of SURFCAM V5.2 at EMO 2011. A world premier international trade fair located in Hannover, Germany, EMO will showcase approximately 2000 companies from 38 countries in the metalworking industry from around the world representing their products and services during the six day event based on the theme “More than Machine Tools.”

Surfware invites visitors to stop by Hall 25, Stand H32 at the Exhibition Grounds from September 19 – 24, 2011 for an opportunity to see demonstrations of the many new features and benefits of the latest release in the V5 Series of SURFCAM, V5.2.

SURFCAM V5.2 includes new HSM Z-Roughing strategies, additional STL geometry capabilities for rough machining and stock calculations, adaptive slicing, a new SPost interface, enhanced Mill/Turn mode, optimized toolpath verification & machine simulation, and updated CAD translators, just to name a few.

Visitors will also have an opportunity to learn how to increase their shops productivity and reduce operating costs using patented TRUEMill toolpath technology. LIVE demonstrations will be performed on an Okuma MB-46VEA CNC Machine with an OSP-P200 control cutting Titanium, Toolox and Aluminum to prove how shops can increase machining material removals rates by up to five times while increasing cutting tool life by up to ten times, while at the same time, drastically decreasing their machining cycle times.

For more information, visit: www.surfware.com or www.emo-hannover.de

Monday, 08 August 2011 10:29

SURFCAM to Showcase at IMX 2011

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Surfware, Inc., developer of SURFCAM CAD/CAM systems and the patented TRUEMill Toolpath, will feature it’s latest release of SURFCAM V5.2 at IMX 2011 - the Interactive Manufacturing eXperience that is bringing together the most powerful names in U.S. manufacturing for a groundbreaking three-day event.

Surfware invites you to stop by booth 1568 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV from September 12 – 14, 2011 where Surfware staff members will be on-hand to offer demonstrations of the many new features and benefits of the latest release in the V5 Series of SURFCAM. Visitors will also have an opportunity to learn how to increase material removals rates in their shops by up to 5 times while increasing tool life by up to 10 times, drastically decreasing machining cycle times and reducing stress on their CNC milling machines.

SURFCAM V5.2 now includes new HSM Z-Roughing strategies, additional STL geometry capabilities for rough machining and stock calculations, adaptive slicing, a new SPost interface, enhanced Mill/Turn mode, optimized toolpath verification & machine simulation, and updated CAD translators, just to name a few.

Surfware, Inc., the developer of SURFCAM CAD/CAM systems and the award-winning TRUEMill technology, provides world class solutions for today's manufacturing challenges. Surfware is dedicated to continuous innovation and development of new technologies that increase customers' machining productivity and profitability. Surfware's goals are to provide top-quality technology, customer service and world class solutions that allow its customers to gain a competitive edge in a changing global marketplace.

For more information, visit: www.surfware.com or www.imxevent.com

Thursday, 28 April 2011 10:34

SURFCAM V5.2 to Showcase at EASTEC 2011

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Surfware, Inc., developer of SURFCAM CAD/CAM Systems and the patented TRUEMill Toolpath Technology will showcase the latest developments in the newest release of SURFCAM V5.2 at EASTEC 2011 to be held at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA, May 17th thru 19th.

Surfware, in cooperation with reseller DM Solutions invites you to stop by booth 5533 where staff members will be on-hand to offer demonstrations of the many new features and benefits of SURFCAM V5.2. Stop by to check out features such as the new HSM Z-Roughing strategies, additional STL geometry capabilities for rough machining and stock calculations, adaptive slicing, a new SPost interface, enhanced Mill/Turn mode, optimized toolpath verification & machine simulation, updated CAD translators, just to name a few.

Reseller DM Solutions will also offer a daily drawing to visitors who bring their printed voucher (http://www.dm-solutions.com/newsletter/2011Voucher.html) for a chance to win either an 8GB iPod Nano, a Wi-Fi Kindle, or a 1TB Portable Hard Drive.

Surfware, Inc., the developer of SURFCAM CAD/CAM systems and the award-winning TRUEMill technology, provides world class solutions for today's manufacturing challenges. Surfware is dedicated to continuous innovation and development of new technologies that increase customers' machining productivity and profitability. Surfware's goals are to provide top-quality technology, customer service and world class solutions that allow its customers to gain a competitive edge in a changing global marketplace.

For more information visit: www.surfware.com or www.easteconline.com

Friday, 01 April 2011 08:15

SURFCAM V5.2 to Showcase at AERODEF 2011

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Surfware, Inc., developer of SURFCAM CAD/CAM systems and the patented TRUEMill Toolpath, will feature it’s latest developments in the upcoming release of SURFCAM V5.2 at AERODEF 2011, an event designed to meet the manufacturing challenges facing aerospace and defense manufacturers.

Surfware invites you to stop by booth 1558 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA April 5 thru 7. Surfware staff members will be on-hand to offer demonstrations of the many new features and benefits of SURFCAM V5.2 and show visitors how they can achieve the highest material removal rates in milling aerospace alloys with TRUEMill technology.

“AERODEF is a great new venue to showcase to aerospace manufacturers the new features and functionality available in the new SURFCAM V5.2 release, as well as what can be accomplished with TRUEMill technology in the milling of aerospace alloys like Titanium, Inconel and Hard Metals,” says Peter Marton of Surfware. “TRUEMill toolpaths have proven to increase material removal rates in these difficult to machine materials by up to 5 times, increase tool life by up to 10 times while cutting at a depth of 2 times the cutter diameter, as well as decrease cycle times and reduce stress on CNC machines.”

In addition to TRUEMill demonstrations, the new features and functionality in the upcoming SURFCAM V5.2 release will be on display. Some of these features include new HSM Z-Roughing strategies, additional STL geometry capabilities for rough machining and stock calculations, adaptive slicing, a new SPost interface, enhanced Mill/Turn mode, optimized toolpath verification & machine simulation, updated CAD translators, just to name a few.

For more information visit: www.surfware.com or www.aerodefevent.com

Surfware, Inc., developer of SURFCAM CAD/CAM systems, is pleased to announce the appointment of JBH Technologies, Inc. as an Educational VAR in Glenview Illinois. JBH will be licensing and supporting educational SURFCAM CAD/CAM Systems.

"We are very pleased to be able to represent SURFCAM's CAD/CAM Systems," says John Heitman, President of JBH. "SURFCAM is going to bring great value to the solutions we will now be able to offer to our new and existing customers. Everyone at JBH is looking forward to now be able to offer a world-class CAM system as part of our manufacturing solutions offerings."

"We are excited to add another partner to our North American network of Educational Value Added Resellers," says Peter Marton, Vice President of Surfware. "SURFCAM's continual growth in the marketplace requires capable and professional personnel to support our expansion into the educational market. We are also pleased here at Surfware to have JBH on board to license and support educational facilities, that require world class precision, control, and ease-of-use from their CAM system."

SURFCAM products have been installed on more than 25,000 systems worldwide over the past 20 years. In that time, SURFCAM has grown to support 16 languages and has gained outstanding reputation for training and providing the highest level of technical support to its customer base. SURFCAM continues to be one of the most affordable CAD/CAM software solutions to the CNC machining market today to end-users around the globe.

In 1992, JBH Technologies, Inc. made the decision to help bring real, meaningful courses, training and curriculums to high schools and colleges across the country by partnering with strategic manufacturers to represent the best technology and classroom training to the next generation to achieve the highest level of success possible.

For more information visit: www.jbhtech.com or www.surfware.com

Friday, 04 March 2011 12:35

SURFCAM V5.2 Beta Released

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Surfware, Inc. announced this week that the beta version of its flagship CAM software, SURFCAM V5.2, has been completed and is being made available to SURFCAM Beta Users and Resellers worldwide.

SURFCAM V5.2, the latest release in the V5 Series of SURFCAM CAD/CAM Systems is on schedule as the next release of SURFCAM to follow SURFCAM V5.1, which was released in August 2010. The SURFCAM V5 Series was launched in February 2010 starting with the introduction of SURFCAM V5.0.

Some of the new features and functionality in beta SURFCAM V5.2 are new HSM Z-Roughing strategies, additional STL geometry capabilities for rough machining and stock calculations, adaptive slicing, a new SPost interface, enhanced Mill/Turn mode, optimized toolpath verification & machine simulation, updated CAD translators, plus much more.

"The majority of the features and enhancements in this upcoming release of SURFCAM continues to be functionality that our users and customers are requesting from us," says Peter Marton, Vice President of Surfware. “The commitment to provide our customers with maximum functionality, coupled with ease of use, at an attractive price will always be at the forefront of our business."

For more information visit: www.surfware.com

Surfware, Inc., developer of SURFCAM® CAD/CAM Systems, is pleased to unveil its latest development in providing SURFCAM Online Training for customers via the new “SURFCAM Tutorials” Online Video library.

The new and growing video library of “SURFCAM Tutorials” covers a host of relevant topics for any customer using SURFCAM including Turning, 2-Axis, 3-Axis, Verification, C-Views, to name just a few.

“This library will now provide any SURFCAM user instant access to a host of professionally developed SURFCAM training resources right from the SURFCAM website 24 hours a day,” says Peter Marton, Vice President of Surfware, Inc. “With the availability of a FREE student learning version of SURFCAM downloadable right from the SURFCAM website ( http://www.surfcam.com/register_for_student_demo_version.aspx), and these new complimentary SURFCAM Training Tutorials ( http://www.surfcam.com/surfcam_tutorials.aspx), SURFCAM users will now have the greatest potential to maximize their product knowledge and skill set as well as their investment in the most versatile and cost effective CAM software available on the market today.”

SURFCAM also supports full associativity with SolidWorks 2011 parts, assemblies, sketches and configurations and includes over 200 Post Processors for major CNC machine manufacturers.

About Surfware, Inc.

Surfware, Inc., the developer of SURFCAM CAD/CAM systems and the award-winning TRUEMill technology, provides world class solutions for today's manufacturing challenges. Surfware is dedicated to continuous innovation and development of new technologies that increase customers' machining productivity and profitability. Surfware's goals are to provide top-quality technology, customer service and world class solutions that allow its customers to gain a competitive edge in a changing global marketplace.

Wednesday, 05 January 2011 23:30

SURFCAM V5.1 to Showcase at SolidWorks World 2011

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Surfware, Inc., developer of SURFCAM® CAD/CAM systems, will be demonstrating the newest release of SURFCAM V5.1 at the SolidWorks World 2011 exhibition to be held in San Antonio, Texas, from January 23rd to the 26th in booth #315.

SURFCAM has been a Certified SolidWorks CAM partner for over 5 years. Now with the latest release of SURFCAM V5.1, SolidWorks customers will have even more new features and functionality, giving them world class precision and control over their NC programming environment when using their SolidWorks models.

SURFCAM’s powerful associativity enables users to open native SolidWorks files directly into SURFCAM, completely eliminating the translation process. When changes are made to the SolidWorks design models, SURFCAM automatically recognizes the design revisions and offers to regenerate only the affected toolpaths. With this seamless interoperability between these 2 systems, SURFCAM users can quickly adapt to design changes. SURFCAM's seamless associativity to SolidWorks files allows users to enjoy not only increased productivity, but flexibility as well.

Surfware will be showcasing SURFCAM V5.1 with demonstrations of SolidWorks associativity and all new features and functionality in the new release. The SURFCAM V5.1 release contains significant and powerful new features and functionality requested by end users, making existing functionality in SURFCAM more efficient and simply faster than ever before. Some of the new features and enhancements in SURFCAM V5.1 are:

* Full Machine Simulation Option
* Advanced 3 Axis Cutting Strategies Option
* 64 Bit Toolpath Verification
* Ability to Open & Machine native STL files
* Enhanced TRUEMill Multi-tool Support with TSRM (TRUEMill Step Reduction Milling) Technology
* "Save As" STL Models for in-process Verification
* Post Processor enhancements for APT code
* Operations Manager Enhancements
* Updated CAD Translators
* Improved memory management for 32 & 64 bit systems
* …plus over 200 improvements

SURFCAM V5.1 now supports SolidWorks 2011 parts, assemblies, sketches and configurations and includes over 200 Post Processors for major CNC machine manufactures.

About Surfware, Inc.

Surfware, Inc., the developer of SURFCAM CAD/CAM systems and the award-winning TRUEMill technology, provides world class solutions for today's manufacturing challenges. Surfware is dedicated to continuous innovation and development of new technologies that increase customers' machining productivity and profitability. Surfware's goals are to provide top-quality technology, customer service and world class solutions that allow its customers to gain a competitive edge in a changing global marketplace.

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