Offline programming system for 3D contours with machines

With FASTTRIM, CENIT offers a simple, interactive and powerful solution for 3D cutting applications. Several technologies are supported, from laser cutting, water jet cutting and ultrasound cutting, and milling to laser-beam hardening and laser deposition welding. Offline programming for 3D contours is performed easily and quickly with FASTTRIM within CATIA V5. 

3D cutting application with FASTTRIM

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FASTTRIM is fully integrated in the powerful CATIA V5 CAD/CAM infrastructure. The many automatic functions, integrated programming, post processing and simulation, comprehensive CAD and simulation capabilities as well as NC conversion and read-back options create a working environment that is optimally attuned to the needs of the user.

Multi-axis 3D laser processing of complex components can be performed quickly, efficiently and in high quality with FASTTRIM.

    • 5/6-axis technologies:

      • Laser cutting/welding
      • Water-jet cutting and ultrasound cutting
      • Milling
      • Tube cutting
      • laser cladding and laser hardening
      • Integrated 3D programming, post processing and simulation
      • Practice-proven and comfortable fixture construction functionality as a supplement to CATIA V5
      • The fixture can be processed, nested and programmed in 2D, and also exported to external 2D systems
      • Free positioning as well as calibration function to align fixture and component
      • UHF programming options (universal holding fixtures)
      • Automated geometry-based procedure for contour definition
      • Parametric programming
      • Several optimization functions, e.g. local displacement of contour areas or changes of axis motion control
      • Automatic recognition and use of macros, such as circle, rectangle, hexagon, ...
      • Reading back of NC programs (reverse engineering)
      • Simulations of several machines and controls
      • Reliable interfaces for import of CATIA V4/V5, IGES and DXF data
      • Import of milling paths from CATIA V5 Manufacturing
      • Professional data preparation of contour and surface, intelligent contouring with contour search algorithms and definition of processing direction (regular, tangential)
      • Process security with meaningful machine simulations
      • Powerful functions to calculate smooth and collision-free tool paths
      • Reliable machine programs
      • Closed CAD/CAM process chain, direct access to native CATIA V5 data
      • Time savings with the automated creation of fixtures
      • Increased system availability through the omission of the teach-in process
      • Extensive machine library
      • Comfortable response options to real situations by defining offset or axis interpolation ranges
      • Reuse of programming capacity when transferring to another machine thanks to NC program conversion
      • Avoidance of collisions
      • High processing quality
      • User-friendly dialogs
      • AIRBUS
      • AUDI
      • VOLKSWAGEN
      • SEAT
      • PRIMA
  • The optimization and simulation features in CENIT software give us the assurance that we can rely 100% on the generated programs.
    Gez Halton, TPG Manufacturing Lead, The Premier Group
  • FASTTRIM has sustainably increased our efficiency in the field of water-jet cutting.
    Cedric Arnaud, IT Manager, Rex Composites
  • Since we work with FASTTRIM, the work we put into adjustments has decreased significantly. If a job is really urgent, we can even complete a prototype order in just one day's time.
    Dietmar Hinderer, Project Lead and Project Manager CAM 3D, CNC Punching and Laser Technology
  • CENIT has made laser deposition welding possible for us with the FASTTRIM-based solution. Without the system, we would have not been able to realize the process efficiently.
    Mr. Ambros, Head of Mechanical Manufacturing, BMW
  • Since we have a lot of short-term trimming changes, we really appreciate the comfortable integration of changes in FASTTRIM. That way, we don’t have to reprogram components from scratch – some of them need 25 hours of programming work. Instead, we just enter the change.
    Michael Weimar, FASTTRIM User, CONCAD GmbH