Sep 21, 2011

Delcam to reinforce CAM leadership at CMTS

Delcam will reinforce its position as the world’s leading CAM specialist at the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show to be held from 17th to 20th October at Toronto’s Direct Energy Centre. The company’s booth, 3340, will be the largest of any CAM developer at the Show. As well as featuring the latest versions of Delcam’s range of CAM software, the booth will also highlight the company’s reputation for outstanding support services.

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"Delcam has worked hard to earn its reputation for quality customer service,” commented Mark Cadogan, VP Sales at Delcam North America. "It has been an important factor in making us the world’s leading specialist supplier of machining software in the CIMdata rankings for the last eleven years, and in helping us to achieve record sales, both last year and in the first half of this year.”

"CMTS is Canada’s most important manufacturing event and we have a large customer base here,” he added. "Increasing our booth space was essential to staff the show properly with the people needed to satisfy our current relationships and showcase the full breadth of Delcam products.”

"At CMTS, we are set to meet the needs and challenges of Canada’s top manufacturing professionals with the most advanced milling strategies available on the market in PowerMILL, for high-speed and five-axis machining, FeatureCAM for feature-based programming, and PartMaker for the programming of turn-mill equipment, bar-fed mills and Swiss-type lathes,” he claimed. The 2012 versions of all three programs will be demonstrated at the Show.

The new release of PowerMILL includes a number of new strategies, together with more general enhancements to make programming faster and machining more efficient with the best-possible surface finish. The most important of these new options is flowline machining. With flowline machining, the toolpath is divided between a pair of drive curves in a constant number of passes, rather than having a varying number of passes with a constant stepover. This approach gives a better surface finish on the part and minimizes wear on the cutter and the machine tool.

FeatureCAM 2012 includes a range of enhancements that will enable faster and easier programming, and produce more efficient toolpaths to give greater machine productivity, in particular from further developments in the use of stock models. Two new strategies are available – back boring and spiral roughing. Back boring allows more parts to be completed in a single set-up, with larger bores able to be produced on the reverse side of the part. Spiral roughing can be used instead of Z-level roughing. It uses a single continuous toolpath instead of a series of levels and so gives a smoother finish with no dwell marks.

Major highlights of PartMaker 2012 include a new module for the simulation of vertical and horizontal machining centers, improved simulation for the latest breed of multi-axis, turn-mill and Swiss-lathe machine architectures, more powerful surface machining strategies, and improved visualization throughout programming, as well as a host of additional productivity enhancements.