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 PartMaker 2015 include improved support for today’s latest breed of multi-tasking 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.
Comprehensive details on all the new features and functionality in PartMaker 2015 can be found at the learning zone at www.delcam.tv/pmk2015/lz/.
“The innovations in PartMaker 2015 include a unique blend of productivity enhancements that both new and existing users of the software are going to love, along with a host of utterly unique and innovative technology that can’t be found anywhere else,” claimed PartMaker Inc. president, Hanan Fishman. “PartMaker 2015 extends support of the product’s patented approach to programming multi-tasking machine tools to include today’s latest breed of multi-function machines, allowing our customers to stay on the leading edge of multi-task machining.”
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 centre.
PartMaker 2015 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 multi-tasking 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 best advantage of the unique capabilities of their specific multi-tasking machine tools.