Delcam’s PartMaker Schedules User Meetings for 2012 Release

Fort Washington, PA – Delcam PartMaker schedules user meetings for 2012 release Delcam’s PartMaker division has scheduled two user group meetings to update customers on the developments in PartMaker 2012, the latest version of its CAM system for turn-mill centres, bar-fed mills and Swiss-type lathes.

The first meeting will be held on January 26th at the Holiday Inn in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, close to the PartMaker headquarters, with the second on February 16th at the C&A Tool facility in Auburn, Indiana. C&A Tool has been using PartMaker since 2001 and was recently named the “Best Job Shop in America”. Further details and booking forms can be found at and

The main focus of the meetings will be the many developments in PartMaker 2012. Major highlights of the release include improved visualisation, more powerful simulation of vertical and horizontal machining centres, support for the latest breed of multi-axis bar-fed mills, turn-mill centres and Swiss-type lathes, greater flexibility and control in process development and much, much more.

Details will also be presented on the latest version of the PowerSHAPE CAD companion for PartMaker, which includes functionality for creating solid models, data repair, editing part designs for manufacture, and for the design of machining accessories, such as tool holders and machine components. The 2012 release includes a range of direct modeling options, to complement the existing solid and surface modeling capabilities.

At both meetings, senior technical personnel from PartMaker will be on hand to answer delegates’ technical questions, as well as to discuss the future of PartMaker’s development efforts and to listen to users’ input to incorporate into future versions. A complimentary catered breakfast and lunch buffet will be provided to all registered attendees.

“We will encourage all our customers to attend these user meetings so that they can see why we are so excited about the release of PartMaker 2012. It includes an array of new features and functionality that will benefit every user,” said PartMaker division President, Hanan Fishman. “We are confident that PartMaker 2012 will help our customers to continue to ‘raise their game’ to stay ahead in an increasingly competitive manufacturing landscape.”

More on PartMaker
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 is the market leading CAM software for production machining applications. 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. While PartMaker is sold direct in North America by PartMaker Inc. PartMaker is sold overseas through a network of sales partner offices operating in over 120 countries.


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