Delcam will combine with world-leading metrology company Renishaw to hold two half-day seminars on CMM five-axis inspection during November. The first of these free events will be held on 4th November at Renishaw’s Wotton-under-Edge site and the second at Delcam’s Birmingham headquarters on 18th November.
Each of the meetings will cover Renishaw’s revolutionary Renscan5™ five-axis measurement technology, including the award-winning REVO™ measuring head, and the five-axis inspection capabilities in latest version of Delcam’s PowerINSPECT software. The sessions will include presentations on the operation and applications for the new Renishaw system, including its potential as a retrofit option. These will be followed by live demonstrations of the new technology, highlighting the huge throughput benefits that the new technology can bring to users of co-ordinate measuring machines.
Early adopters of the REVO five-axis measuring system have seen remarkable benefits since implementation, including TURBOCAM in the USA, who remarked, "What used to take three days to program now takes three hours”, whilst a large aerospace company has seen the inspection time of airfoils fall dramatically from sixteen hours to just five hours.
PowerINSPECT 5 is one of the first inspection software packages to support Renishaw’s REVO for the verification of both geometric and free-form shapes on CMMs. The combined solution offers faster and more accurate measurement of feature-rich parts, such as powertrain components, and complex doubly-curved surfaces, including those found in aerofoils and turbine blades.
The software incorporates proven five-axis simulation and collision-detection technology from Delcam’s PowerMILL CAM system. As a result, users can be confident that the inspection routines will operate safely and efficiently.
At each seminar, delegates will be able to discuss their individual measurement requirements with a team of experts from Renishaw and Delcam. A free lunch will be provided after the demonstrations.