CAM System to Machine Virtually Any Product in Any Material on Any Equipment

Delcam (Windsor, ON) has over the last several years been in the process of changing the balance of its business to create a more comprehensive family of machining products.

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Delcam (Windsor, ON) has over the last several years been in the process of changing the balance of its business to create a more comprehensive family of machining products. Today Delcam is the largest CAM specialist with the most complete range of CAM software. See the full range on booth 3368 at WESTEC 2009, March 30 to April 2nd. Delcam’s North American President, Glenn McMinn said, “For several years, we have aimed to build our company’s sales by diversifying outside our traditional markets. We now offer a CAM system (ArtCAM, FeatureCAM, PartMaker or PowerMILL) to machine virtually any product, in any material on any type of equipment. No other supplier has such a broad range of software to increase productivity, improve quality and shorten delivery times in so many applications.” An important area for the new release of FeatureCAM 2009 is increased support for mill-turn equipment. These machines are becoming more popular because of their ability to complete parts in a single set-up on one machine, instead of having to use multiple set-ups on two or more different pieces of equipment. With FeatureTURN/MILL both turning features and milling features can be programmed together so that you can reduce both programming time and machining time. Additional post-processors for these types of machine have also been introduced. The latest release of Delcam’s award-winning PowerMILL CAM software offers more complex machining operations for high-speed operations and 5-axis machining, plus the introduction of new strategies to provide greater functionality for 2D, including 2D Cutter Compensation and 2D Pocketing & Profiling directly from wireframe curves. The new versions of PartMaker and SwissCAM feature a wide range of improvements including a new, more productive user interface, enhancements to the system’s unique synchronization functionality, plus improvements in 3D simulation and handling of solid models, and 3D surface machining. Delcam PartMaker also has a Full Machine Simulation module, which allows users to view a photo-realistic 3D model of the machine which they are programming. ArtCAM 2009 continues with the seamless upgrade path for small businesses that want 2D drawing and basic 3D machining but the possibility to move into 3D modeling and machining as their business needs grow. Delcam ArtCAM has been particularly successful in the sign making, woodworking and jewellery industries, where it allows users to increase productivity and deliver new designs more quickly.