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Builds contours from sets of triangles no matter how imperfect
Inputs triangulated STL format, outputs in vector formats
A sample DLL or stand-alone demo version is available for any potential partner who expresses an interest. We also welcome inquiries from users who would like to see this strategy integrated into their current system.
The missing strategy for roughing
Use the other 70% of your tool’s cutting capability
The Adaptive Clearing strategy (see the video) is the only general purpose algorithm that can generate side-milling toolpaths for any CAD model and set of tooling parameters. Without it, the advantages of side-milling are limited to production parts where the geometry is simple and the toolpaths can be generated or verified by hand.
The algorithm has been developed by Julian Todd and Martin Dunschen (with 25 years of High Speed Machining software experience between them) with special help from Cimco Integration. It is available for license to all CAM vendors who market software for 3-axis machines.
The software has been sold to Autodesk. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oh, and there’s also this life blog containing all kinds of other stuff.