Posted by: 18. April 2014

Delcam Wins Award for Vortex Toolpath Software

Steve Finn, managing director of DMG Mori (left), presents the Award to Steve Creron, general manager of Delcam UK , and Delcam Marketing Manager Peter Dickin, watched by compère Marcus Brigstocke

Delcam’s high efficiency roughing strategy, called Vortex, has been awarded the winner in CAD/CAM category at the MWP Advanced Manufacturing Awards held in England as part of the MACH 2014 exhibition held in early April. According to the judge’s comments, “The winner has developed a method of controlling the cutting tool’s angle of engagement, which optimizes tool speed, tool life and nets a faster overall cycle time.”

The company says the Vortex strategy gives the fast, safe metal removal from solid carbide tooling, in particular, designs that give deeper cuts by using the full flute length as the cutting surface. It can be used for two- and three-axis roughing, three-plus-two-axis area clearance and for rest machining. It gives benefits when machining all types of materials, including titanium, tool steel and alloys such as Inconel.

Every shop is looking for more efficient metal removal methods, and this programming systems holds the promise of helping them improve on current machining schemes. 

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