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Delcam will demonstrate the improved multi-axis machining options in the latest version of its Partmaker CAM software suite at this year’s EMO exhibition, which is due to take place in Hannover, Germany, on 16–21 September.

According to the company, which will be found on Stand K18 in Hall 25, the new four- and five-axis simultaneous milling functionality in Partmaker 2013 R2, known as ASM-MX, or Advanced Surface Machining — Multi-Axis, applies across the entire Partmaker CAM suite, including the Partmaker Mill, Turn-Mill and SwissCAM modules.

ASM-MX provides four- and five-axis simultaneous milling functionality and is claimed to be priced cost effectively compared with other CAM systems on the market for high-end milling.

Key features and benefits

  • All the machining algorithms underlying the software are developed in house by Delcam’s CAM development team, rather than being licensed from a third-party developer.
  • The new four- and five-axis simultaneous milling strategies found in ASM-MX are based on the same approach to multi-axis programming as that used in the Powermill CAM system for high-speed and five-axis machining.
  • ASM-MX provides the user with complete tool-axis control for all five-axis simultaneous machining strategies.
  • It incorporates a new machining strategy called ‘Spine Finishing’, which can be used in either four- or five-axis simultaneous operations and is suitable for machining parts with unique curves, such as angulated abutments found in the dental implant industry.

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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