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Delcam’s new PartMaker offers improved multi-axis milling

New 4- and 5-axis simultaneous milling strategies in PartMaker 2013 R2 include the unique “spine finishing” strategy

Delcam’s PartMaker Division has released PartMaker 2013 R2, which features much improved four- and five-axis simultaneous milling strategies.  The new functionality can be added across the entire PartMaker CAM suite, including the PartMaker Mill, Turn-Mill and SwissCAM modules. 

The new functionality, known as ASM-MX, or Advanced Surface Machining – Multi-Axis has been priced cost effectively relative to other high-end milling CAM systems on the market.

One the hallmarks of PartMaker ASM-MX, like other Delcam CAM systems such as the specialist high-speed and five-axis machining software, 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 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 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 complex 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.”

01 May 2013

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