Delcam will demonstrate the latest software releases from its development team, the largest in the CAM industry, at a special open house to be held at the DMG-MORI showroom in Coventry on 6th and 7th May.
Caption: One of the demonstration parts to be machined during the Delcam Open Day at DMG MORI
Programs on show will include PowerMILL for high-speed and five-axis machining; FeatureCAM for quick and easy feature-based CAM programming; and the On-Machine Verification version of the PowerINSPECT inspection software.
As well as the software demonstrations, the day will include live machining demonstrations on a range of DMG-MORI machines programmed with Delcam software and using tooling from event sponsor, SGS Carbide Tools. In addition, there will be presentations from DMG-MORI on how to choose the optimum machine tool and from SGS on the latest developments in tooling for high-efficiency machining.
Further details and the booking form are at www.delcam.co.uk/openday
The latest release of PowerMILL includes improvements to the Vortex high-efficiency area-clearance strategy, developments in toolpath simulation and verification, improved collision checking to also cover near misses, and more efficient raster finishing, area clearance and drilling, plus more options for customisation by users.
Complete verification, covering cutting moves, leads and links, and tool changes, can now be undertaken of a PowerMILL project for machine-tool issues such as collisions, saving considerable time compared to undertaking verification of each individual toolpath in turn. Comprehensive verification is performed, including ensuring that the machine tool is capable of running the proposed strategy, as well as checking for both machine-tool collisions and tooling collisions. A detailed list is generated of any problems found so that these can be fixed on a case-by-case basis.
FeatureCAM was the world’s first feature-based programming software when it was launched in 1995. Constant development since then has ensured that the system has retained its leadership in programming speed and ease of use, while an increased range of strategies has been added to provide more efficient toolpaths giving greater productivity on a wider range of machines, including lathes, mills and mill-turn machines.
The 2015 R2 release incorporates a milling calculator to help users obtain the maximum benefit from the Vortex high-efficiency area-clearance strategy. Other enhancements, among the 280 customer-requested improvements since the initial 2015 release last September, include the ability to create multi-tool blocks within machine designs, better control over toolpath output and more efficient automatic selection of tools.
On-Machine Verification with PowerINSPECT allows initial checking of machined parts to be carried out in situ on any CNC machine tool with probing capabilities, rather than having to transfer the parts to coordinate measuring machines for inspection. The main advantage is that any mistakes are discovered where they can be corrected – on the machine tool. Repeated cycles of machining and inspection, interspersed with long set-up times on the respective pieces of equipment, are avoided, meaning that overall manufacturing times can be reduced.
For further information on Delcam’s range of CAM systems, please contact:-
Peter Dickin, Marketing Manager
Direct phone: 44 (0)121 683 1081 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Small Heath Business Park,
Birmingham, B10 0HJ, UK