Delcam reseller Trimech Manufacturing is to hold two webinars on feature-based machining during August. The first webinar, to be held on 3rd August, will cover the stand-alone FeatureCAM programming software, while the second, on 10th August, will feature Delcam for SolidWorks, the integrated CAM system for SolidWorks. By watching both webinars, companies will be able to compare the stand-alone and integrated approaches to CAM programming. Further details and registration information can be found at www.trimechmanufacturing.com/webinars.
FeatureCAM was the world’s first feature-based programming system when it was launched in 1995. Constant improvement since then has ensured that the program has retained its leadership in programming speed and ease of use. The rate of development has accelerated since FeatureCAM was added to the Delcam range in 2005, in particular through the incorporation of strategies for high-speed and five-axis machining from Delcam’s flagship PowerMILL CAM system.
The FeatureCAM family now offers a comprehensive range of programs for milling, turning, wire EDM and mill-turn, all with the same easy-to-use interface style to minimise training times. The software incorporates a unique combination of feature-based and knowledge-based functionality that makes programming faster and easier than any other CAM system.
Delcam for SolidWorks combines the benefits associated with PowerMILL and FeatureCAM. The software offers PowerMILL’s exceptional speed of toolpath calculation, plus the advanced strategies for high-speed and five-axis machining, to ensure increased productivity, maximum tool life and immaculate surface finish. At the same time, Delcam for SolidWorks has the same strong focus on ease of use as FeatureCAM, including all of the knowledge-based automation that makes that system so consistent and reliable.
Delcam for SolidWorks is fully integrated into the SolidWorks environment so that the program looks and behaves like SolidWorks. It offers full associativity so that any changes in the CAD model are reflected automatically in the toolpaths. However, this associativity is more intelligent than that offered in many other integrated CAM systems. Delcam for SolidWorks does not simply modify the existing toolpaths but also reviews the choice of cutting tools and machining strategies, and changes them if necessary.
Both FeatureCAM and Delcam for SolidWorks incorporate Delcam’s industry-leading machining algorithms. These are continuously developed by Delcam’s development team, the largest in the CAM industry, and are used by around 40,000 organisations worldwide.
TriMech was created twelve years ago to provide complete mechanical engineering software solutions for the Mid-Atlantic region. Covering a territory that spans the East Coast from Pittsburgh to Atlanta, the company has provided solutions for over 1300 customers and in excess of 4000 users to date.
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