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Press Release Summary:
June 9, 2014 - Designed for programming CNC mills, lathes, wire EDMs, turn-mill centers, and Swiss-type lathes, PartMaker Version 2015 supports Vertical Mill-Turns, which combine turning functionality typically found on Vertical Turret Lathe with that of 5-axis VMC. Program also offers optimized approach to post processing for multi-tasking machine tools. To maximize efficiency, Knowledge Based Machining system remembers tools, material, and process information necessary to machine individual part features.
Original Press Release
Uniquely Flexible PartMaker Version 2015 to Be Previewed at IMTS
Press release date: May 29, 2014
Fort Washington, PA — PartMaker Inc., a division of Autodesk’s Delcam unit, will unveil its latest version of PartMaker Software for programming CNC Mills, Lathes, WireEDMs, Turn-Mill Centers and Swiss-type lathes at IMTS 2014 in Chicago, IL. Major highlights of PartMaker Version 2015 include improved support for today’s latest breed of multi-tasking machine tools, more powerful milling and turning functionality and a unique approach to post processing for multi-axis Turn-Mill Centers and Swiss-type lathes among other productivity enhancements.
PartMaker will be exhibited in the booth of its parent company, Delcam, at IMTS 2014. The Delcam booth will be the largest CAM software booth at IMTS 2014.
“The innovations in PartMaker Version 2015 further cement the software’s position as the preeminent CAM system on the market for programming of multi-tasking machining applications,” says PartMaker Inc. President Hanan Fishman. “PartMaker 2015 extends support of the product’s patented approach to programming multi-tasking machine tools to support today’s latest breed of multi-function machines.”
“Additionally, the power of the machining algorithms driving PartMaker will be enhanced in Version 2015, giving our users even more capability while retaining the software’s trademark ease of use,” says Fishman.
PartMaker 2015 includes specialist support for a new breed of machine tools that has been growing steadily in popularity in recent years called Vertical Mill-Turns (VMT). These machine tools are unique because they provide the turning functionality typically found on a VTL (Vertical Turret Lathe) with that of a 5-axis VMC (Vertical Machining Center). PartMaker 2015 will also offer support for turret based Swiss lathes with programmable B-axis live tooling attachments.
Also headlining PartMaker Version 2015 is a unique approach to post processing for multi-tasking machine tools. This new approach includes a variety of improvements to the software’s post processing technology and new software functionality to help guide users on how to best take advantage of their specific multi-tasking machine tool’s unique capabilities.
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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, the world’s leading developer and supplier of complete CAD/CAM software solutions. Delcam is a division of Autodesk. Autodesk helps people imagine, design and create a better world. Everyone - from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists — can use Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges. 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.
PartMaker Inc. - Hanan Fishman, President
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