Targeted Deformation of Geometries
This powerful Deformation module allows the CAM user to modify global and local component areas in a way that would be very costly using traditional modeling techniques. It can be used in diverse applications such as sheet metal tooling and turbine blades. For sheet metal tasks, the springback effect is the over-bending of the component, resulting in inconsistent sheet metal component precision.
Creating complex geometries
Another possible use involves projecting contours such as logos and lettering onto specific surfaces. Here, selected elements such as faces, curves, points, point clouds and meshes are deformed volumetrically onto a target face.
Compensating for manufacturing variations
Application of manufacturing variations to produce precision parts.
A solid is calculated for deformation based on an initial face (red) and target face (green).
Deformation of elements
Starting from start contours/points, selected elements (red) are deformed to target contours/points (green).