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Delcam is supporting OSG Tap & Die with its series of in-depth seminars showing die and mould manufacturers how to take their machining to the next level. The tour will be visiting cities across the US from April to September.

The one-day training events will show machinists how they can produce better results and achieve more productivity from their machines. Delcam will show the latest release of its PowerMILL programming software for five-axis and high-speed machining on a Mikron machine tool using OSG Tap & Die tooling.

During the seminars, experts from the three companies will share with delegates the latest tips and techniques needed to take their machining capabilities to the next level.

The 2015 R2 release of PowerMILL includes improvements in toolpath simulation and verification, area clearance and drilling and more options for customisation by users.

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PowerMILL 2015 R2 in detail

  • In order to save time with PowerMILL 2015 R2, complete verification of the project for machine-tool issues such as collisions can be done, rather than having to undertake verification of each individual toolpath in turn. Comprehensive verification is performed, including ensuring that the machine tool is capable of running the proposed strategy, as well as checking for both machine-tool collisions and tooling collisions.
  • Automatic collision checking of area-clearance toolpaths now takes into account any remaining stock on a model, both when checking the cutter and the toolholder. In addition, all tool-holder collision checking for area clearance takes place during toolpath calculation, allowing the user to ensure that these toolpaths can be completely free of toolholder collisions.
  • Simulation has been improved with the addition of the ability to simulate machine-tool movements as tool changes are executed.
  • The options for user customisation have been increased steadily over the last few releases of PowerMILL. These now include the ability to create keyboard shortcuts for menu items, toolbar items, custom commands or macros, allowing frequently used commands to be accessed more quickly. Another new option allows expression fields to be added to custom toolbars.

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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