Modern Machine Shop
Delcam’s PartMaker division has scheduled two user group meetings to update customers on developments in PartMaker 2012, the latest version of the CAM system for turn-mills, bar-fed mills and Swiss-type lathes.
The first is scheduled for January 26 at the Holiday Inn in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, close to the PartMaker headquarters. The second is scheduled for February 16th at C&A Tool, a job shop in Auburn, Indiana that has been using the software since 2001.
New developments in the 2012 edition of the software include improved visualization; more powerful simulation of VMCs and HMCs; support for the latest multi-axis bar-fed mills, turn-mills and Swiss type lathes; and improved flexibility and control in process development, among others. The meetings will also highlight the latest version of the PopwerShape CAD companion for PartMaker. That software includes functionality for creating solid models, repairing data, editing part designs, and designing machining accessories such as tool holders. The 2012 release also offers a range of direct modeling options to complement existing solid and surface modeling capabilities.