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Delcam will support the UK launch of DMG’s Ecoline range of machine tools by providing CAM programs.

The launch event will take place at DMG’s Luton base on 29 April.

Richard Watkins, managing director, said: ‘In recent years, we have focused on the strengths of DMG machines for five-axis and other more complex operations and given less promotion to our broader range of equipment.

‘The Ecoline range reinforces DMG’s commitment to also provide high-technology and high-productivity manufacturing centres at affordable prices for more conventional production,’ he added.

Peter Dickin, Delcam’s marketing manager, said that a similar emphasis had been seen in recent releases of the company’s Powermill software.

He said: ‘The latest developments in five-axis machining always receive the most attention in any new version.

‘Enhancements to more routine three-axis strategies often don’t get the promotion they deserve, even though they are no less important to many users,’ added Dickin.

For example, the latest version, Powermill 9, included strategies for face milling, chamfer milling and 2D pocketing and profiling.

Methods were added to generate three-axis toolpaths based on any 3D curve, making it easier to create the required 3D curve and to drive the cutter along it.

In addition, 2D cutter compensation was improved for both full-radius operation and when using wear compensation.

The launch event will also feature direct access to Finance for Industry’s knowledge of the latest financing opportunities for the manufacturing and engineering sector.

This will cover potential cost savings, wise investment planning and flexible finance options, all geared to securing future productivity in tough economic times.

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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