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Transferring parts directly from 3D CAD systems
Importing and unfolding IGES and STEP 3D parts
Importing and folding flat DXF\DWG parts with layer filtering
Enabling automatic or manual selection of tools based on material, machine, and tool properties
Calculating sequences automatically, avoiding collisions
Allowing manual selection of sequences, in 3D, with collision testing
Positioning fingers automatically, yet allowing manual snapping to adjust placement
Calculating retractions automatically
Simulating the bending process in 3D, displaying collisions
Generating native NC programs for loading parts directly into machine controls
Creating comprehensive setup reports for the machine operator including bend sequence, tooling, and bend-by-bend graphics
A touch-screen version for machine controls
Advantages of :
Fully automated processing, including fully automated batch processing of multiple parts, enhancing your productivity and hastening design-to-production times
Automatic collision-less sequencing solutions for an unlimited number of bends
If a collision-less bend sequence exists, will find it
Solutions with a minimal number of stations and segments
Unlimited number of fingers
can import parts in 3D STEP/IGES or 2D DXF formats, export to 2D DXF, and exchange data directly with .
· Importing and unfolding 3D IGES and STEP parts
· Importing flat DXF and DWG files
· Transferring 3D parts from supported CAD applications using
· Transferring parts directly to and from as a flat pattern
3D IGES/STEP Import
Use to import parts in 3D IGES and STEP formats and unfold them. When you open the part, analyzes the 3D geometry and unfolds it according to user-defined parameters such as a deduction table or DIN6935.
The part can then be tooled,
sequenced, and sent to the machine.
Flat DXF/DWG Import/Export
Import parts a flat DXF or DWG into . When you open the file displays a preview of the flat geometry with a layering filter. You can turn off any layers that do not hold the contour or the bend lines. analyzes the information and turns it into a part that can be folded and unfolded. It can then be processed and sent to the machine.
When your part is ready for
production, you can export the flat pattern to a DXF file for further
CAD Link Transfer
is an add-on to 3D CAD systems that links them to .
are transferred directly between the systems, bypassing the need for
intermediate exchange files. The 3D application unfolds (flattens) the part
then transfers it to . Once the export is complete, opens, displaying the unfolded part.
is available for the following CAD systems:
· Solid Edge
· Autodesk Inventor
· PTC Creo
tooling enables manual, automatic, and preferred tool selection, and saving or reuse of tool segment and position setups.
tooling enables manual or automatic selection of tools, using your machine’s tools. You can save tool setups and use them for loading new parts.
includes complete tool manufacturer catalogs. In addition, you can import tools and tool holders using DXF drawings or create tools parametrically.
can unfold parts according to tool-specific compensation tables, ensuring precise cutting dimensions for blanks.
supports tooling for all standard bend types:
· Normal bends
· Hemming bends
· Large radius bumping bends
Flat Adjustment by Tooling
automatic sequence setting capabilities:
· Calculation of a collision-free sequence for any number of bends
· Optimized tool station setup calculation based on tool segment availability
· Intelligent tool segment distribution and clamping
· Heel tools for overhanging flanges
· Tool rotation (when possible) to avoid part rotations
· Hit splitting to avoid holder and table collisions
· Hemming bends
and merge tools for collinear (in-line) bends
After tool selection, can automatically calculate bend sequences, based on different properties of the hits. You can choose the sequence that meets your requirements.
calculates collision-free bending solutions that are ready for production, ensuring the machine operator does not waste time and material on trial runs.
If a collision-free bending sequence exists, can find it.
enables full manual control of
· Set the bend sequence by folding the bends into the finished product
· Split bends into partial bends to avoid collisions
· Change sequences by dragging and dropping single and multiple bends into the order you want
· Use heels/horns
Rotate the part or the tools
set a bend sequence, either manually or with automatic sequencing,
also calculates any retraction that is required to avoid collisions between the fingers and up or down swinging flanges. automatically calculates finger positioning.
To allow for user considerations, also provides options for automatic and manual control over the backgauge:
· Snapping to a specific stop, e.g., from a front stop to a crab claw
· Searching for alternative stop positions
· Numerical and graphic control for all axes
Automatic Stop Positioning
enables you to snap the fingers to any stop on the part, provided there are no resulting collisions. For example, when asked to snap to a support position, checks if the flange is long enough and does not collide with the die.
always searches for the optimal position to gauge the part, using all available stop positions. tries gauging with flat and crab claw stops, depending on the finger and part geometries.
Crab Claw Snapping
One of ‘s finger snapping functions is automatic snapping to stops. It searches for the optimal position according to the finger stop type you select, whether flat or crab claw.
· For a crab claw stop, clamps the part between the fingers.
· For a finger with more than one crab claw configuration, you can use different clamping.
Simulating bends in is a dynamic process, showing a realistic 3D visualization of the bending parts.
provides a realistic visualization of the bending process in 3D, displaying any collisions that may occur during the process:
· With all moving elements
· Between the part and the machine, tools, and fingers
The realistic visualization includes overbend and springback.
ensures the part will be collision-free, you
can generate NC code for the machine and reports.
Collision Testing for All Machine Parts
Tool Station Building
can generate native NC files for most machines and controllers, including these:
Comprehensive reports include all the information the operator needs to set up the tooling and bend the part.
· Tool information and tool setup details
· Bend sequence instructions
· Flat view with the bend sequence
· Product handling
· Bend-by-bend graphics
provides several pre-formatted report templates:
· General-purpose system reports, provided by , corresponding to the language(s) you select. Edit them with a CR editor.
· Built-in reports.
generate your report files in several formats: PDF, DOC, RTF, XLS\XLSX, XML,
CSV, and RPT.
can process parts in batches, using selections of native MBCAM, 3D (IGS, STEP) or 2D (DXF, DWG) parts to generate machine-ready NC files and setup reports.
You can determine how to process a group of parts and save the settings for later use as a script file.
Select individual parts or entire folders to process, choose a machine—optionally deciding to and —and configure backup processes to run if the first configuration fails.
starts batch processing, running each part through automatic tooling, sequencing, simulation, and output generation using the configuration settings.
If processing a particular file fails (maybe because no appropriate tools are found, or because no sequence is collision-free), proceeds to process the next part, and so on. When one part is processed successfully, output is generated. then tries to process the failed parts using the next defined configuration.
manually change the predefined batch processing options.
Machine Configuration allows to import and configure tools and machines.