CAM system upgrade
By Mary Del
Delcam features the new Vortex strategy for high-speed area clearance in its PowerMill and FeatureCAM 2014 CAM systems. It can be used for two- and three-axis roughing, three-plus-two-axis area clearance and for rest machining based on stock models or reference toolpaths in PowerMill. In addition, the 2014 release of PowerShape software offers new functionality for the conversion of product designs into tooling designs, providing an even more powerful set of tools to increase productivity through increased automation and improved workflow, the company says. By offering a combination of modelling and reverse engineering functionality, PowerShape provides a comprehensive range of design techniques. Having all the different technologies in the same package reduces the need to transfer data between multiple programs and so streamlines the whole product development process, the company adds.