Freeform Manager software offers you an automated CNC-generation, correction and feasibility analysis for e.g. free-form tubes and profiles machined on our machines.
Perfect for free-form tubes and profiles
Correction and feasibility analysis
Dynobend Freeform Manager software offers you an automated CNC-generation, correction and feasibility analysis for e.g. free-form tubes and profiles machined on our machines.
Great advantage of this program is that the bending process is displayed completely in 3D on your screen. You can also simulate if your program/workpiece is feasible with your tools and machines geometry. Simulation and collision of your workpiece are in one step visibility for the operator.
Advantages at a glance, your ‘ROI’:
FreeformManager simulates the bending process on one or more virtual bending machines.
It detects any potential collision between the tube and the machine or itself, and automatically alters the process in such a way that the optimal bending sequence is found, in order for the tube to be bent without any collision, provided of course that the tube actually can be bent.
Spline Curves: Import & Manual Creation
Construction data and profile data of a tube can be imported from a CAD system for further processing by using an interface to the IGES file format. Besides the import of curve progressions from CAD-systems, an integrated editor allows the creation and editing of a tube by using the parameterized input of tube segments. The curve progressions can be used for tube bending as well as profile bending.
Support of Combination Tools
The application can also generate CNC data for fixed radius bends, which are created using one or more bending dies. A machine with a combination tool can fabricate tubes with freeform and fixed radii in one process. The required data for the tool change from the freeform tool to the bending die are automatically generated by Freeform Manager. The required tooling for the fixed and the freeform radius is automatically recognized.
Set-Actual Comparison and Correction of CNC Data
Freeform Manager considers all important machine-, material-, and tool-specific parameters when generating CNC data. The software offers interfaces to measurement systems, so that their data can be compared with the set-tube. The result is displayed as a deviation report and is used for the automatic correction of the CNC-data. Generally the tube is in the tolerance range after the first correction, but the corrected bending product can be continuously corrected as many times as desired. The result will approximate the set-tube more and more with each iteration.
Feasibility Analysis & 3D Simulation
The fabrication process for a freeform tube can be displayed as an offline simulation of the machine’s axis movements. During the simulation Freeform Manager checks the geometry for collisions with the machine. In case of collision the software will search for alternative axis movements to manufacture the tube collision-free.
Easy Customization of Machine Model & Environment
Freeform Manager includes an easy-to-use 3D editor that allows you to create or modify the volumetric machine model and the axes of motion.
In addition, you can model the surrounding objects, obstacles and walls that could potentially cause collisions with the machine or the bending tube during the bending process.
Feel free to download our brochure of this software. Also let us know if we may contact you to tell you more about the software.