Foamlinx Uses VisualCAM to Fly High for Elytron Prototype A

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Foamlinx Uses VisualCAM to Fly High for Elytron Prototype A

Postby MecSoft Marketing » Fri May 08, 2015 9:50 am

Foamlinx (http://www.wecutfoam.com/) – parent company of “We Cut Foam”, is a company that began selling foam cutting machines
at around the turn of the century. Today, sixty (60%) percent of their sales is hot wire machines and
forty (40%) is CNC routers that are commonly used to cut industrial foam. As machine sales slowed
during the economic slump, an additional company was formed that offered the service of cutting,
machining, shaping, and finishing foam products directly for their customers. These two complementary
companies now provide full service to the foam cutting industry.

The service company that provides machining and finishing of foam products uses Geomagic Design® for modeling the designs that their customers require. For parts that require more complex contour milling and shaping, they purchased and use VisualCAM® for Geomagic MILL module to create tool paths on surfaced CAD models. VisualCAM® is fully integrated into Geomagic so the transition between CAD and CAM is easy and convenient with no need to translate CAD models. They also take in CAD geometry models directly from customers through standard formats such as IGES and STEP. They do some fascinating work from simple to very complex shaping and coating.

Read more at: http://mecsoft.com/CaseStudies/Foamlinx-Elytron-Aircraft.pdf

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The wingbox 3D CAD model with toolpaths created and displayed in VisualCAM for Geomagic
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The wingbox foam core being machined on Foamlinx’s 3 Axis CNC Router
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The completed verticopter prototype design from ELYTRON Aircraft
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