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Delcam will launch the 2013 version of its Powerinspect inspection software — which supports the simultaneous operation of different types of devices, including laser scanners, from different manufacturers — at the Control exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany, on 14–17 May.

According to the company, which will be found on Stand 3514, Powerinspect combines the ability to work with all types of inspection devices with a comprehensive range of inspection routines for taking simple measurements, inspecting geometric features and analysing complex 3D surfaces.

The resulting reports present detailed information in an easy-to-read format that can be understood by engineers and inspection specialists alike.

Key features and enhancements

  • Dual-device inspection options enabling measurement with two portable devices at the same time
  • Improved handling of point-cloud data
  • Group editing of probing parameters
  • Graphical editing of boundaries for raster-based inspection
  • More flexibility in programming dual-column co-ordinate measuring machines
  • Easier measurement and marking out when using Powerinspect for clay modelling
  • ‘Probing and parameters’ item designed to simplify programming for all Powerinspect CNC and OMV users
  • More flexible raster-based inspection enabling users to edit measurement volume graphically
  • Easier laser scanning of a series of 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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