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Delcam’s latest PartMaker CAM on show at Houstex

The new Advanced Surface Machining module in PartMaker 2013 will be demonstrated at Houstex

Delcam will demonstrate the 2013 version of its PartMaker CAM software for programming CNC mills, lathes, Wire EDM equipment, turn-mill centres and Swiss-type lathes on booth 1234 at the Houstex exhibition to be held in Houston from 26th to 28th February. PartMaker will be exhibited alongside Delcam’s other industry leading, best in breed CADCAM solutions.

PartMaker 2013 features a totally revamped surface-machining module offering users some of the most powerful CAM machining algorithms on the market, plus a restyled, more productive user interface.

"The latest improvements in PartMaker make it particularly appealing to the industrial base in Texas,” claimed PartMaker Division President Hanan Fishman. "With the release of the new Advanced Surface Machining Module and the recently improved PartMaker Modeling application, PartMaker offers it users the most comprehensive production machining oriented suite of CADCAM software on the market today.”

"PartMaker’s new Advanced Surface Machining (ASM) functionality is based on the same technology and algorithms underpinning Delcam’s PowerMILL, the leading CAM system on the market for the manufacture of complex shapes,” added Mr. Fishman. "The new functionality answers the needs of our customers making ever increasingly more complicated parts, particularly for those in the medical device and energy arena.”

Restyled User Interface
PartMaker 2013 features a sleeker, restyled user interface. Headlining the improvements is the Job Explorer tree which makes navigating Machining Function Face Windows and Part Features faster. Additionally, a number of new controls have been added to the software to make working even more intuitive. Also, a number of diagrams in the software have been recast and revamped to give PartMaker 2013 a fresh new look.

While the user interface enhancements are numerous, PartMaker 2013 has retained the software’s traditional work flow with its industry leading ease of use so existing users will not have to worry about any relearning, they will just be able to be more productive.

Advanced Surface Machining (ASM) Module
The new high-end milling functionality available in PartMaker 2013 replaces PartMaker’s Surface Machining Wizard module for surface machining of free-form shapes. For existing PartMaker users, the upgrade to ASM will be provided free of cost and the transition will be very easy to make.

The benefits of the ASM module for PartMaker users are numerous. They include faster tool path calculation, greater tool control and improved surface finishes. The ASM module features a wide variety of high-end milling strategies that can be applied across the entire suite of PartMaker CAM applications including PartMaker Mill, PartMaker Turn-Mill and PartMaker SwissCAM.

18 February 2013

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