CAM Software Offers Complete Solution for Complex Machining

The next release of Delcam’s (Windsor, ON) PowerMILL CAM software offers a more complete solution for complex machining operations, together with more control for experienced machinists that know exactly how they wish to machine a particular part.

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The next release of Delcam’s (Windsor, ON) PowerMILL CAM software offers a more complete solution for complex machining operations, together with more control for experienced machinists that know exactly how they wish to machine a particular part. The program will also include a range of enhancements to existing functionality to enable both faster programming and faster machining. Using a completely offline approach to programming gives other benefits as well. It ensures that a fully-detailed record is maintained of the whole manufacturing process. This will make it easier for jobs to be repeated by different staff, or even at different locations, and will ensure a consistent approach is maintained whenever and wherever a part is produced subsequently. It also makes simulation of the complete process easier and more reliable. The simulation can begin from the starting block of material, rather than the user having to produce a model of the stock remaining after the manually-programmed operations have been completed. PowerMILL 9 provides control by making it easier for experienced users to generate toolpaths based on any 3-D curve, and includes a range of enhancements to give faster programming and machining and reduce calculation times. In addition, toolpath ordering has been made more efficient, especially for roughing and rest machining, so ensuring that the cutter speeds more time machining and minimal time making air moves.