Delcam is to preview its 2013 version of CNC software PartMaker at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago next month.
The updated programming tool can be used with CNC mills, lathes, wire EDM, turn-mill centres and Swiss-type lathes, and has a number of enhancements.
One of the highlights of the new PartMaker software that will benefit many using used machine tools is the revamped surface-modelling module. This gives programmers some of the most powerful CAM machining algorithms available for 3-, 4- and 5-axis simultaneous milling on a range of platforms.
“PartMaker has pioneered the field of CAM software for multi-axis turn-mill centres and Swiss-type lathes,” Delcam explains.
“The software offers a vast array of robust post-processors and machine-simulation files for virtually every machine model ever built from such leading builders as Citizen, Mazak, Star, Mori-Seiki, Tsugami, Okuma, Tornos, Doosan, Hanwha, Nakamura and many, many others.”
Automated programming technology featured in the software is protected by two US patents, and PartMaker 2013 demonstrates that operatives do not have to trade-off power with ease of use.
According to Delcam, the CNC software is the most comprehensive and powerful on the market, and maintains the firm’s industry-leading ease of use.
New functionality within PartMaker 2013 meets the needs of manufacturers making ever-more complex parts for the medical and aerospace industries and is up-to-date with the very latest machine tool operations and capabilities.
The ASM module will be available to both new and existing PartMaker users to give faster tool path calculation, greater tool control and an improved surface finish. It also includes the new Vortex high-speed area-clearance strategy to give maximum benefit from solid carbide tooling.
Delcam will be showing PartMaker at IMTS in September, alongside its other CNC software products including the PowerMILL, PowerSHAPE, FeatureCAM, ArtCAM and PowerINSPECT ranges.