Delcam Extends Support for Multitasking Machines in PartMaker 2015

Originally titled 'Software Extends Support for Multitasking Machines'

Delcam has released PartMaker 2015, the latest version of its PartMaker CAM software for programming CNC mills, lathes, wire EDM equipment, turn-mill centers and Swiss-type lathes.

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Delcam has released PartMaker 2015, the latest version of its PartMaker CAM software for programming CNC mills, lathes, wire EDM equipment, turn-mill centers and Swiss-type lathes. Major highlights of the software include improved support for today’s latest breed of multitasking machine tools, such as vertical mill-turns, 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 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. These machine tools provide the turning functionality typically found on a vertical turret lathe with the milling capabilities of a five-axis vertical machining center. 

The software also offers support for turret-based Swiss lathes with programmable B-axis, live-tooling attachments, as well as more intuitive handing of angled live tooling attachments.

Also headlining in PartMaker 2015 is a unique approach to post processing for multitasking machine tools. This new approach includes a variety of improvements to the software’s post-processing technology, together with new software functionality to help guide users on how to take the best advantage of the unique capabilities of their specific multitasking machine tools.