Delcam’s latest CAM developments at Paris Air Show

Published on: 11th May 2015

Delcam will demonstrate the latest developments in machining with both machine tools and robots on booth B55 in Hall 6 at the Paris Air Show to be held at Le Bourget from 15th to 21st June. 

Programs on show will include PowerMILL for high-speed and five-axis machining, and FeatureCAM for quick and easy feature-based CAM programming.  Delcam’s PowerSHAPE Pro software for reverse engineering and PowerINSPECT inspection software will also be demonstrated in Paris.

The latest release of PowerMILL includes improvements to the Vortex high-efficiency area-clearance strategy, developments in toolpath simulation and verification, improved collision checking to also cover near misses, and more efficient raster finishing, area clearance and drilling, plus more options for customisation by users.   

Complete verification, covering cutting moves, leads and links, and tool changes, can now be undertaken of a PowerMILL project for machine-tool issues such as collisions, saving considerable time compared to undertaking verification of each individual toolpath in turn.  Comprehensive verification is performed, including ensuring that the machine tool is capable of running the proposed strategy, as well as checking for both machine-tool collisions and tooling collisions.

As well as benefitting from the many enhancements in PowerMILL itself, the latest release of PowerMILL Robot enables manual and CNC programming of robots to be combined in a single program so providing the maximum flexibility.  Other enhancements include improved collision checking, automatic avoidance of wrist singularities and the ability to generate robot programs from tape files produced in other CAM software.

FeatureCAM was the world’s first feature-based programming software when it was launched in 1995.  Constant development since then has ensured that the system has retained its leadership in programming speed and ease of use, while an increased range of strategies has been added to provide more efficient toolpaths giving greater productivity on a wider range of machines, including lathes, mills and mill-turn machines. 

The new 2015 R2 release incorporates a milling calculator to help users obtain the maximum benefit from the Vortex high-efficiency area-clearance strategy.  Other enhancements include the ability to create multi-tool blocks within machine designs, better control over toolpath output and more efficient automatic selection of tools. 

For further information on Delcam’s range of CAM systems, please contact:-

Peter Dickin, Marketing Manager

Direct phone: 44 (0)121 683 1081                  e-mail:

Delcam Ltd,                                                 

Small Heath Business Park,                                       

Birmingham, B10 0HJ, UK

Caption: Delcam will demonstrate the latest developments in machining with robots at the Paris Air Show