Seco-Jabro hosts Bemet meeting for Delcam users
Seco-Jabro Tools hosted a meeting for Delcam’s Dutch users at its production centre in Lottum in the Netherlands. The user meeting was organised by Bemet, Delcam’s long-established reseller in the country, and included the launch of the 2014 releases of Delcam’s PowerSHAPE design software and the PowerMILL CAM system in the country.
Bemet and Seco-Jabro have worked together for many years on joint testing of Seco-Jabro tools with Delcam software.
At the meeting, the highest interest from the delegates was in the demonstration of the new Vortex strategy for high-speed area clearance in PowerMILL. Vortex, for which Delcam has a patent pending, has been developed by the company specifically to gain the maximum benefit from solid carbide tooling, in particular those designs that can give deeper cuts by using the full flute length as the cutting surface. It can be used for two- and three-axis roughing, three-plus-two-axis area clearance and for rest machining based on stock models or reference toolpaths.
New functionality for the conversion of product designs into tooling designs was shown in the 2014 release of PowerSHAPE. The software now provides an even more powerful set of easy-to-use tools to increase productivity through increased automation and improved workflow.
By offering a combination of modelling and reverse engineering functionality, PowerSHAPE provides the most comprehensive range of design techniques available in a single CAD program. Having all the different technologies in the same package reduces the need to transfer data between multiple programs and so streamlines the whole product development process. At the same time, the combination of quick and easy direct modelling options, together with powerful and flexible surface modelling, makes PowerSHAPE the perfect choice for design for manufacture.
Following the demonstrations of the new functionality by Bemet engineers Nico Onderwater and Peter Stuurman, the delegates were given a tour of the Seco-Jabro production facility. This included a demonstration of the Vortex strategy using Seco-Jabro tooling on a Hermle machine in the company’s showroom.
"We very much appreciated the hospitality provided by Seco-Jabro for our users,” commented Sian Ribchester, Business Development Manager at Delcam. "Everyone was very impressed by the site tour and by the cutting demonstration with the company’s tooling.”
For further information on Delcam’s Vortex strategy, please go to www.vortexmachining.com
18 October 2013