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CAM software developer Delcam, cutting tool manufacturer Seco and workholding specialist Roemheld will present a joint seminar on high-efficiency machining at Seco’s recently opened premises in Alcester, Warwickshire, on 5 December.

The seminar will include presentations from the three companies describing their latest developments to increase machine tool productivity, followed by live demonstrations of high-efficiency machining on Seco’s Mazak Integrex mill-turn equipment and Micron five-axis machining centre.

The machining demonstrations will see the UK debut of Delcam’s new Vortex area-clearance strategy as part of the Powermill CAM system for high-speed and five-axis machining.

Seminar attendees will also see Roemheld’s products, including those for hydraulic clamping and its zero-point mounting systems.

Vortex benefits

  • Vortex offers substantial time savings by allowing users to make deeper cuts using the full flute length as the cutting surface; time savings of up to 70 per cent are possible.
  • It produces toolpaths with a controlled engagement angle for the complete operation — as a result the cutting time will be significantly shorter.
  • As Vortex toolpaths have a controlled engagement angle, tools should never be overloaded and so will achieve the maximum tool life.
  • Shock loading caused by changes in the contact angle is minimised, preventing chipping of the flute.

Delcam supplies software and services that help manufacturing companies to maximise their profitability by increasing productivity, improving quality and reducing lead times. The company is the world's largest specialist supplier of computer-aided machining software, with its PowerMILL, FeatureCAM, Partmaker and ArtCAM programs making up the most comprehensive range of CAM systems from any developer.

This broad selection allows Delcam to offer a CAM system capable of machining virtually any product, in any material on any type of equipment. Delcam also develops product design, tooling design and quality control programs. The unique Tribrid Modelling approach to design incorporates solid modelling, surface modelling and triangle modelling in a single program, enabling complete design and reverse engineering projects to be undertaken without transferring data between software.

Delcam's Powerinspect offers fast, reliable comparison of parts, prototypes and tooling against CAD data on all types of inspection equipment and even on machine tools. This versatility has made it the world's leading hardware-independent inspection software. Related programs are available for checking machine tool set-up and part location. Delcam software is used in over 80 countries worldwide by around 40,000 organisations, from large multi-nationals to small sub-contractors, in industries including aerospace, automotive, dental, engineering, footwear, medical and toolmaking.

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