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At the W14 exhibition in Birmingham, Delcam will demonstrate the latest version of its ArtCAM Pro design and manufacturing software for artistic woodworking applications and its FeatureCAM feature-based programming system for production machining.

ArtCAM Pro is aimed at skilled artisans rather than engineers and requires little knowledge of engineering or computing.

In industries such as sign making, woodworking and engraving, ArtCAM Pro allows users to increase productivity, improve quality and deliver new designs more quickly by combining their craft skills and creativity with computer-aided manufacturing.

Delcam will be found on Stand 8B 220 at W14, which will be held on 5–8 October 2014 at the NEC in Birmingham.

Click on the link above to download the ArtCAM and FeatureCAM brochures.

Key features and benefits

  • The addition of interactive distortion modelling makes ArtCAM Pro’s free-relief modelling even more powerful. Interactive distortion modelling makes it possible to create complex shapes, with the ability to see the effects of any changes as they are being made.
  • Once the design of the particular element has been finalised, it can be moved, rotated, rescaled and copied either individually or as part of a group. Any part of the design can be isolated, edited and then recombined into a group for duplication or further editing within the group. At any stage in the process, either individual items or a group of items can be saved within ArtCAM Pro’s clipart library for use in future projects.
  • FeatureCAM can be used in woodworking production applications such as furniture manufacture and cabinet making.
  • Five-axis programming of multiple holes has been made easier in FeatureCAM 2015. It is now possible to create patterns of holes of similar size with regular positioning. Any subsequent changes to the program can then be made for all the holes in the pattern in one operation, rather than having to edit the toolpaths separately for each individual hole.
  • A series of improvements have also been introduced to make turning with FeatureCAM more efficient. The software now produces toolpaths that speed up and over previously machined diameters, rather than feeding along them. This reduces the overall cycle time and avoids dragging of the tool.
  • ‘Pinch and follow’ turning can now be chosen when machining components using the ‘face’ or ‘back-face’ cycles. Using this method gives better results since having the tools cut in opposing directions to each other means that the cutting forces are better balanced.

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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