CAM Software Improves Area Clearance, Turn-Mill Support
Delcam has launched the 2016 release of its FeatureCAM software, which adds options for the Vortex high-efficiency area-clearance strategy, support for bar-fed mills, more efficient turning, and user-interface improvements to ease and speed programming.
Houstex 2015 Preview Slideshow
Click through the slideshow to see a selection of technologies to be displayed at Houstex in advance of the February 24-26 trade show.
CAM Software Eases Programming of Part Families
Delcam’s 2015 version of its FeatureCAM software eases programming of part families by matching the names of features within the part library with user-created curves relating to those features, making the programming of subsequent parts in the family much easier and faster.
CAM Software Adds Turning Options
The 2014 version of Delcam FeatureCAM feature-based CAM software includes new options for turning, four-axis rotary machining and turn-mill operations, as well as more strategies for two-axis finishing and easier programming of probing sequences.
CAM Program Features Enhanced Turn-Mill Options
The 2013 release of Delcam’s FeatureCAM software includes enhancements for turning and turn-mill equipment, including smoother lead-in and lead-out moves said to reduce witness marks on larger turned parts finished in sections.
The Stem Solution
A small shop committed to labor-saving automation added a nine-axis turning center to machine mountain bike stems. The value of this complex machine is that it delivers a simple process. The learning curve was worth it, the owners say.
Targeted Five-Axis Machining
Focusing on a particular part size range allows this shop to use a versatile type of five-axis machine tool. Five-axis machining now makes up 40 percent of the shop’s business.
Enhanced Feature-Based Machining
The 2012 version of Delcam’s FeatureCAM system is designed for faster and easier programming, more efficient toolpaths and increased machine productivity.
Feature-Based CAM Update
The 2011 version of FeatureCAM has a modernized interface, support for 64-bit computers, improved data exchange from a wider range of design software and new strategies across the platform, from turning to five-axis machining.
Use The Tools That Are Available
Typically, creating holes isn’t a daunting task. However, programming, machine set up and cycle times can be prolonged when a part has numerous hole diameters. A new feature-based CAM strategy automatically determines how best to combine drilling and milling to create the holes using only the tools already loaded in a machine.
CAM Software Helps Make Pastime Profitable
When shop owner Joey Klitzke began to leverage his manufacturing skills to improve his competitive edge in tractor pulls, it wasn’t long before he recognized a business opportunity. FeatureCAM software from Delcam has helped Mr. Klitzke turn his hobby into a profitable business.