cncKad supports advanced technologies, compatible with your punch machine. These advanced punch technologies are fully automatic, yet are easy to control manually.
When using a tool in an auto index station, cncKad organizes the order of hits so that there is minimal rotation of the station.
This option ensures prolonged machine life by reducing wear on the machine components.
The common cuts feature enables you to process adjoining parts with the same punch width, saving machine time and freeing room on the sheet for more parts.
The outer contours of two adjoining parts are processed with only one tool, even if they are machined by special tools.
You can automatically crunch the skeleton wrapping the parts; when you combine the trim feature with the common cuts command, very little skeleton remains.
You can choose to trim individual edges or the whole sheet.
You can divide the sheet into stripes so that cncKad processes one stripe at a time. The use of stripes significantly reduces collision problems and sheet distortions (common with thick or heavy punched sheets).
cncKad optionally discards the remainder of each stripe. In this case, an extra punch appears between the stripes.
Using cncKad‘s extensive and powerful CAD commands, quickly and easily design components, or edit imported projects from customer systems.
cncKad punching creates programs for your punch machine from CAD files and designs.
cncKad cutting creates programs for your cutting machine from CAD files and designs.
cncKad creates efficient NC programs, taking machine capabilities and limitations into consideration.
Step-by-step, cncKad’s simulation displays the generated NC code, graphically showing the results of each operation.
cncKad supports 2D milling for forming pockets and shaped contours.
cncKad supports drilling machines and combination machines with an extra drilling head.
cncKad provides full manual and automatic support for busbar parts.
cncKad‘s easy-to-use tube cutting module offers fast and simple programming for CNC tube cutting machines.
The DNC program offers up/download communication with the machine controller for remote batch loading and NC file extraction.
Metalix offers detailed cncKad reports using a variety of production report templates.