Animation of Delcams FeatureCAM featurebased CAM system

A Sneak Peak at the Future of CAM

Delcam's FeatureCAM feature-based CAM system includes a range of enhancements to make the software even easier to use, allowing customers to produce programs for all types of machine tools quickly, delivering high-quality parts in shorter lead times.

Delcam – part of Autodesk's vast subsidiary universe – will be presenting en force at IMTS this year, representing what is perhaps the most critical and overlooked component of modern machining: CAM software.

The big draw for designers and Delcam users at the show will be the chance to test-drive some of the impressive upgrades and new features of the company's FeatureCAM program.

One new feature of the 2015 FeatureCAM version is a new command that allows entire parts or projects to be mirrored more easily than before. The option supports parts to be milled with multiple set-ups, including 2.5D, 3D and 3+2-axis configurations. Both 'Move' and 'Copy' options are available to reflect all the features within the part or project relative to a choice of a particular plane, line or axis in which to mirror.

More on the Future of CAM by American Machinist.

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