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Delcam has added a video to the Delcam TV website, highlighting the benefits of the 2010 version of its Powermill computer-aided-manufacturing (CAM) system for high-speed and five-axis machining.

A more general video on the key features of Powermill is also available.

Powermill 2010 is the first 64-bit version of the software.

According to the company, 64-bit technology removes the memory limitations of 32-bit computers, thus enabling more efficient toolpath generation, especially for companies machining large or complex parts.

The Powermill 2010 release also improves user productivity by extending the use of the latest background-processing and multi-threading technologies available in recent hardware.

The combination of these two developments is estimated to reduce calculation times by up to 25 per cent, although this will depend on the size and complexity of the part.

Powermill 2010 includes more than 50 other enhancements to improve and speed up programming, more efficient toolpaths and better surface quality in the finished parts.

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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