Logopress Corp. along with their North American Technical Center Accurate Die Design Software, Inc. have released their new 2018 version of their SolidWorks – based Logopress3 die design software.
While doing a strip layout and defining the cutting punches, it is very common that the slug being cut out is not the exact shape of the punch due to overlap with prior cutting punches and because of the strip width edge of the material. Logopress3 now shows the actual slugs underneath the punches that will be falling though the die openings.
Once the strip layout is complete and the user is presented with the size of the strip along with the tonnage required for the die, the designer can select which press the die will run in and select from a family of tool templates that they can customize that will be fit for that specific press.
As the die designer is creating the die they can choose a predefined group of components from a database and insert them using the new Logopress3 Insert a Set of Components command. Not only does this insert this group of components along with all applicable fasteners and springs, it also creates all milled pockets, holes and openings automatically as well. All with a single mouse validation click.
The Logopress3 die simulation (die kinematics) and dynamic interference detection has been expanded to include not only dynamic interference but also static interference, including two new types of motion– traction and connecting rod/crank. These new motions will especially benefit those companies that create metal stampings using four-slide and vertical slide machines, as well as those running transfer dies.
In the bill of materials (BOM) it is now possible to automatically add an oversized machining allowance to the finished dimensions of the stock size for ordering purposes.