Fort Washington, PA, September 1, 2007 - PartMaker Inc. will unveil its latest release, Version 8 of its PartMaker® CAD/CAM software for CNC Mills, Lathes, WireEDM, Turn-Mill Centers and Swiss-type lathes to the European market at EMO 2007 in Hannover, Germany. PartMaker Version 8 features a wide range of improved functionality including enhancements including the introduction of the PartMaker Full Machine Simulation module which allows the user to view a photo realistic 3D model of the machine for which they are programming a part.
PartMaker will be on display in the booth of its parent company, Delcam Plc. Delcam acquired PartMaker over one year ago with the aim of replicating the commercial success PartMaker has had in the United States around the world. The EMO exhibition represents PartMaker's official debut in Europe as part of the Delcam family of products.
Additionally, PartMaker Version 8 includes a number of other advancements and including further improvements in how PartMaker automates CNC programming when using imported Solid Models. The new version also improves the optimization of NC output for the machining of complex, free form geometries. Reducing the length of NC programs for 3D milling operations is especially critical to those users performing complex milling operations on Swiss-type lathes and Turn-Mills because such machines generally have less control memory than CNC mills. More and more, especially in the medical device industry, there is greater demand for the need to perform 3D milling on Swiss-type lathes and Turn-Mill centers. PartMaker Version 8 also includes enhanced tools for optimizing cycle time for machines capable of synchronized machining as well as well as an improved capability for proving out individual machining processes on a part with a number of machining operations.
"PartMaker Version 8 represents a seminal release of PartMaker because it includes so many productivity enhancing features," according to Hanan Fishman, the company's President. "From improved 3D simulation, to enhanced solids based programming to better NC program optimization tools, PartMaker Version 8 is another major step forward for PartMaker technology, a step forward that will allow PartMaker users the benefit of seriously enhancing their productivity in CNC programming."
"PartMaker's Full Machine Simulation module is ideally suited for the European market because the European market for multi-axis turning is a very sophisticated one, which demands both high level programming and simulation tools," says Fishman.
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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 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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