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Delcam Thailand will hold a free seminar on Delcam’s Vortex high-efficiency area clearance strategy at the Sandvik Coromant Thailand Productivity Center in Bangkok.

A time saving of more than 60 per cent was achieved when using Delcam’s Vortex strategy to cut this titanium part
A time saving of more than 60 per cent was achieved when using Delcam’s Vortex strategy to cut this titanium part

The seminar will include live cutting demonstrations on Sandvik Coromant’s Mazak Integrex turn-mill equipment and Mori Seiki machining centre.

It will take place on 6 August. 

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Key features and benefits

  • The Vortex strategy is claimed to give the fastest safe metal removal from solid-carbide tooling, in particular designs that give deeper cuts by using the full flute length as the cutting surface.
  • It can be used for two- and three-axis roughing, for three-plus-two-axis area clearance and for rest machining. It gives benefits when machining all types of materials, including titanium, tool steel and alloys such as Inconel.
  • Vortex produces toolpaths with a controlled engagement angle and so maintains the optimum cutting conditions for the toolpath that would normally be possible only for the straight-line moves. As a result, higher feed rates are possible so the cutting time will be shorter.
  • Vortex also uses a minimum radius parameter, calculated to make sure that the machine tool can keep up the cutting feedrate in corners and, more generally, for any non-straight part of the toolpath.
  • A series of trials run by Delcam on different machine tools within its Advanced Manufacturing Facility in the UK has shown that a time saving of at least 40 per cent is achievable, with the biggest percentage savings being found when cutting a sample part in tool steel. 

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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