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Delcam to show new 5-axis options in PartMaker at EASTEC

New 4 and 5 axis simultaneous milling strategies in PartMaker 2013 R2 will be demonstrated at EASTEC, including the unique “spine finishing” strategy.

Delcam’s PartMaker Division will demonstrate the latest version of PartMaker CAM software for programming CNC mills, lathes, wire EDM equipment, turn-mill centres and Swiss-type lathes at EASTEC 2013 to be held in West Springfield, Massachusetts from 14th to 16th May. The exhibition will mark the official launch of PartMaker 2013 R2 which features much improved four- and five-axis simultaneous milling strategies.

The new functionality, known as ASM-MX, or Advanced Surface Machining – Multi-Axis, applies across the entire PartMaker CAM suite, including the PartMaker Mill, Turn-Mill and SwissCAM modules.  In addition to providing unique four- and five-axis simultaneous milling functionality, ASM-MX has also been priced cost effectively relative to other high-end milling CAM systems on the market.

One of the hallmarks of PartMaker ASM-MX, like other Delcam CAM systems such as PowerMILL, is that all the machining algorithms underlying the software are developed in-house, by Delcam’s development team, the largest in the CAM industry, not licensed from a third party developer. This approach assures PartMaker users that they are getting unique functionality that will allow them to stay ahead of the competition.

The new milling strategies found in ASM-MX are based on the same unique approach to multi-axis programming used in PowerMILL, Delcam’s industry leading CAM system for the manufacture of complex shapes. ASM-MX provides the user with complete tool-axis control for all five-axis simultaneous machining strategies. 

Additionally, ASM-MX features a totally unique new machining strategy called "Spine Finishing.” Spine finishing can be used in either four- or five-axis simultaneous operations and is ideal for machining parts with unique curves, such as angulated abutments found in the dental implant industry. 

"The new ASM-MX functionality in PartMaker 2013 R2 lets PartMaker users harness the power of four- and five-axis simultaneous milling in an intuitive and practical yet highly sophisticated and elegant manner,” said PartMaker Division President, Hanan Fishman. "4- and 5-axis simultaneous machining practices are becoming more and more common in production machining environments.  This trend is growing in popularity particularly among those working in the medical and aerospace fields.  With more machine tools, including Swiss lathes from the likes of Star, Citizen and Tsugami, including a programmable ‘B-axis’, the functionality in PartMaker’s ASM-MX will allow our users to meet their manufacturing challenges.”

06 March 2013

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