Nationwide user group series to highlight latest PartMaker technology and discuss Delcam’s expected acquisition by Autodesk
Delcam’s PartMaker Inc. Division will host a series of User Group Meetings around the country to launch PartMaker 2014. The program at each event will feature comprehensive technical sessions on the new features of PartMaker 2014, with a special focus on Delcam’s latest high-speed machining technology, Vortex. The event dates and locations are as follows:
February 21 – Philadelphia area
February 28 – Chicago area
March 7 – Los Angeles area
March 14 – New England
The full agenda, booking form and details including exact location for each event can be found at www.partmaker.com/2014usergroup.
The events will also include a brief seminar on tactics for best utilizing Delcam’s new Vortex high-speed machining strategies with high-feed end mills. Additionally, delegates will be updated on Delcam’s expected acquisition by Autodesk.
PartMaker’s senior technical personnel will discuss the latest developments in PartMaker and will be on hand to answer any technical questions. They will also discuss the future of PartMaker’s development efforts and to listen to delegates’ input to incorporate into future versions. A complimentary catered breakfast and lunch buffet will be provided to all registered attendees. All attendees will also have the opportunity to race the PartMaker Inc. staff at each venue’s indoor karting track, courtesy of PartMaker Inc.
As well as seeing the introduction of Delcam’s Vortex high-efficiency strategy for area clearance into the PartMaker CAM suite, PartMaker 2014 includes improved back-turning and 2D pocketing functionality, support for additional tool types and faster programming of lead-in and lead-out moves, plus a new NC program viewer and many other improvements.
Full details on the 2014 release, with videos demonstrating the new functionality, can be seen at www.delcam.tv/pmk2014/lz.
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PartMaker is a Knowledge Based Machining system, allowing it to provide a substantial gain in programming efficiency by remembering the tools, material and process information necessary to machine individual part features. It thus relieves the user from reentering the same features information for subsequent parts. It also improves productivity by placing the emphasis on tool management functions.
PartMaker pioneered the field of CAM software for Turn-Mills and Swiss-type lathes with its patented Visual Programming Approach for programming multi-axis lathes with live tooling. It assures quicker learning and easier use. It makes an extensive use of pictures to help the user describe tools, part features and machining data. Synchronization of tools working on multiple spindles is achieved by a few mouse clicks.
PartMaker Inc. is a subsidiary of Delcam Plc, the world’s leading developer and supplier of complete CAD/CAM software solutions. Delcam Plc is publicly traded on the AIM exchange in London. In North America PartMaker is sold directly by PartMaker Inc. PartMaker is sold overseas through a network of sales partner offices operating in over 120 countries.