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Delcam’s Powermill CAM software for high-speed and five-axis machining has helped Muroplás, a Portuguese manufacturer of medical devices, to make its own moulds quickly and efficiently and so develop a successful and growing business.

Delcam’s Powermill CAM software
Muroplás has used Delcam’s Powermill CAM software to develop its own range of medical devices

Muroplás, a specialist provider of medical devices, in particular dialysis products, decided to have its own machining area, allowing the company to manufacture its own moulds. The facility has allowed the company to respond more quickly to customer demands.

Norcam, Delcam’s partner in Portugal, was able to give training, support and technical advice, making the addition of the machine shop easier. Apart from Powermill’s machining capabilities, the company also found the level of support both before and after the purchase beneficial.

In the last decade, Muroplás has invested in further enhancement of its facilities, with new equipment making it even easier to respond to the demanding challenges of the medical industry.

It has also managed to make the step from being just a subcontractor to having its own portfolio of products. Today, the product and mould engineering department at Muroplás is constantly developing new solutions and designing moulds.

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Key benefits of product application

  • Powermill has been an essential part of the company’s mouldmaking since the beginning, by providing a flexible machining solution while still being very easy to use.
  • Delcam’s partner Norcam provided training, support and technical advice; it provided support both before and after the purchase.
  • With Delcam’s network of distributors and their experienced engineers, the CAM package is not just sold but fully implemented.

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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