May 19, 2011

Delcam software to be shown by Grupo SEA at FEIMAFE

Delcam's complete range of design, machining and inspection software will be demonstrated by the company’s Brazilian Sales Partner, Grupo SEA, at FEIMAFE, the country’s largest machine tool exhibition which will be held this year in Sao Paulo from 23rd to 28th May. New versions of all the programs will be on show, together with the new Delcam for SolidWorks integrated CAM system.

The 2011 release of Delcam’s PowerSHAPE Pro CAD system has taken reverse engineering software to a new level of affordability by combining the functionality from its CopyCAD reverse engineering package with the previous combination of solid and surface modelling. This extended range of functionality is ideal both for the creation of CAD models from all types of digitised scan data, and for the re-engineering of existing products into improved or customised designs.

The 2011 version of PowerMILL makes the programming of safe toolpaths easier than ever thanks to new stock-model-engagement options that protect both the cutting tool and the machine from excessive loading. Other enhancements include new editing capabilities to simplify the machining of duplicate items; more versatile control of feed-rates for leads and links; and extra functionality for sketching, plus the completion of the move to the new clearer forms for the complete range of strategies.

FeatureCAM 2011 incorporates support for 64-bit computers, improved data exchange from a wider range of design software, the ability to use stock models and new strategies across the complete program, from turning to five-axis machining. The new release also has a more modern interface to make programming easier than ever.

Major highlights of PartMaker 2011 include more powerful milling functionality, a more flexible tooling library, improved programming and simulation of bar-fed mills, more detailed mid-process documentation and a host of additional productivity enhancements. In particular, multi-axis milling functionality that has taken Delcam many man-years to develop continues to be added to PartMaker at a rapid pace.

Delcam for SolidWorks, which was recently granted Gold Product status by Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp, includes comprehensive options for the programming of turning and mill-turn equipment, alongside the company’s industry-leading technology for drilling and two- through five-axis milling. This broad range of strategies allows users to program everything from lathes up to mill-turn equipment, more quickly, more reliably and more easily than with other integrated CAM systems.

Delcam’s PowerINSPECT is firmly established as the world’s leading hardware-independent inspection software. The new release is the first version developed for use on 64-bit computers. Other enhancements include improved visualisation of the results, easier creation of automated inspection routines, full integration of DRO (Digital Read-Out) functionality and support for the latest Renishaw probes.

At FEIMAFE, Grupo SEA will demonstrate PowerINSPECT on the new generation of laser sensors for measurement arms from NIKON Metrology and on Aberlink CMMs.