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Delcam’s German customers will have their first chance to see the 2015 versions of the company’s FeatureCAM and Powermill CAM systems on stand 4B-32 at the AMB exhibition to be held in Stuttgart from 16–20 September 2014.

The improved Vortex high-efficiency area-clearance strategy in Powermill 2015 will be demonstrated at AMB
The improved Vortex high-efficiency area-clearance strategy in Powermill 2015 will be demonstrated at AMB

Both of the programs contain major enhancements that the company says will help manufacturing companies to increase productivity, improve quality and reduce lead times.

The 2015 version of Powermill, Delcam’s programming system for high-speed and five-axis machining, includes improvements to the Vortex high-efficiency area-clearance strategy, expanded collision checking to also cover near misses, and more efficient raster finishing.

FeatureCAM — feature-based programming software first launched in 1995 — has seen an increased range of strategies added to provide more efficient toolpaths that give greater productivity on a wider range of machinery, including mill-turn machines, five-axis mills and wire EDM equipment.

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Key product enhancements


  • Vortex ensures higher feed rates and material-removal rates, making the cutting time shorter by as much as 70 per cent.
  • The first main enhancement allows toolpaths to approach the part from outside the stock at the cutting height for open pockets or in areas where earlier cuts have made this possible.
  • The second change allows an increased feed rate to be set for non-cutting moves. The default value is set at double the rate for the cutting moves but this can be altered as required for each machine tool.
  • The extra time that can be saved depends on the shape of the part but an additional saving of around 20 per cent should be expected above the earlier releases of Vortex.


  • Includes a range of enhancements in three-axis milling, two-axis and five-axis drilling, turning and turn-mill, and wire EDM to make the software even more powerful and easier to use.
  • Allows easier programming of families of parts. Working with the part library, the software matches the names of features within the part library with user-created curves relating to those features.
  • This makes the programming of subsequent parts in the family much easier and faster.

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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