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At the Hurco Open House on 9–11 December 2014, Delcam will demonstrate the latest developments in high-speed and five-axis machining in its PowerMILL CAM system. The event, which takes as its theme ‘New Opportunities’, takes place at the Hurco UK head office in High Wycombe.

Delcam will showcase the latest opportunities to reduce machining times and improve surface quality in the PowerMILL 2015 release. The highlight of the event will be machining of a Darth Vader head on a five-axis Hurco machine programmed with PowerMILL.

The new PowerMILL release includes improvements to the Vortex high-efficiency area-clearance strategy, improved collision checking to also cover near misses, and more efficient raster finishing.

The Vortex area-clearance strategy produces safe toolpaths with a much deeper cut by using a controlled engagement angle that maintains the optimum cutting conditions for the whole toolpath. As a result, higher feed rates and material-removal rates are possible, making the cutting time shorter by as much as 70 per cent. In addition, cutting is undertaken at a more consistent volume-removal rate and at a near-constant feed rate, so extending tool life and protecting the machine.

Two enhancements in PowerMILL 2015 will give even greater reductions in machining time with Vortex compared with conventional roughing.

Companies using PowerMILL for either positional or continuous five-axis machining can benefit from improvements to the collision checking within the software. Another improvement will help companies using four- or five-axis machines with trunnions or similar tilting tables. New options are now available to specify the information used by PowerMILL to distribute the toolpath points so that the machine’s gimbal-lock position is avoided and a smoother motion results.

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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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