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Houstex 2013: CAM Software

Delcam PowerMILLIn the 2013 version of Delcam’s PowerMILL software for high-speed and five-axis machining, several enhancements have been made to improve tool path efficiency. For example, when using automatic verification on a toolpath to prevent a collision by the shank or the toolholder, in the previous version of PowerMILL, the tool would be retracted to a safe height and then returned to the part once it was safe to continue machining. Now PowerMILL generates a continuous toolpath that removes as much material as possible while still avoiding any collisions. The elimination of the retract moves shortens machining times and gives an improved surface finish, while the continuous cutting reduces the change of load on the tool, increasing its life.
Delcam
Ph: 877 DELCAM1, ext. 232
E-mail: mes@delcam.com
Web site: http://www.delcam.com  


Published Date : 1/10/2013

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