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Delcam to show PartMaker programming and modelling at SIAMS

Delcam will demonstrate the 2014 versions of its PartMaker CAM system for Swiss-type lathes, turn-mill equipment and bar-fed mills, and the PartMaker Modeling CAD-for-CAM software at the SIAMS exhibition to be held in Moutier, Switzerland, from 6th to 9th May.

PartMaker 2014 includes Delcam’s Vortex high-efficiency area clearance strategy and many other enhancements.
PartMaker 2014 includes Delcam’s Vortex high-efficiency area clearance strategy and many other enhancements.

PartMaker 2014 marks the introduction of Delcam’s Vortex high-efficiency strategy for area clearance into the PartMaker CAM suite.  Other enhancements in the 2014 version include improved back-turning and 2D pocketing functionality, support for additional tool types and faster programming of lead-in and lead-out moves, and a new NC program viewer among other improvements.

Optimal cutting conditions
Vortex is Delcam’s newest proprietary high-speed roughing technology.  Vortex controls the maximum engagement angle of the cutter in the material, such that the angle calculated for the programmed stepover is never exceeded, even in internal corners.  This allows for optimal cutting conditions to be maintained throughout the toolpath.
By controlling the maximum engagement angle and the load on the tool, Vortex can take deeper cuts than traditionally used in roughing operations.  Depths of cut up to the full flute length enable maximum material removal rate from solid carbide tooling and reduce machining times by up to 70%.

Back turning tools included
PartMaker 2014 also includes improved functionality to support the automated programming of back-turning tools.  These tools are used across a wide variety of small-part turning applications, particularly in Swiss machining. With their unique geometry and cutting characteristics, back-turning tools can eliminate the need for multiple tools and so can reduce cycle time and improve surface finish.

For further information on Delcam’s PartMaker CAM software, please contact:
Peter Dickin, Marketing Manager
Direct phone: 44 (0)121 683 1081
[email protected]

Delcam plc,
Small Heath Business Park,
Birmingham, B10 0HJ, UK




New reseller in Switzerland

AM Engineering GmbH
Murtenstrasse 15
3210 Kerzers
Tel. +41 31 741 2330
Fax +41 31 741 2860
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The most robust and flexible gear cutting machine on the market

Affolter will present the new AF110 at Siams in Moutier, Switzerland, from May 6 to 9, 2014 (Hall 2.2, stand A-1). Later in the year, the company will have a booth at the EPHJ in Geneva (June 17-20) and will again present the AF110 at the AMB in Stuttgart (16-20 September).


In 2010, the R&D team of Affolter undertook the design of the AF110. Result? The most robust and flexible gear cutting machine on the market to date: “In comparison with the AF100, we have doubled the clamping force to 1000 newtons. Torque and rigidity of the spindle have been increased, the axis is more robust and there is only one clamping axis that moves, thus optimizing the overall stiffness and minimizing vibration”, explains Mr Affolter, Director. The AF110 is very compact, and uses the same basis and the same volume as the AF100. With the launch of this innovative gear cutting center, Affolter – a company founded in 1919 – strengthens its position of global technology leader.

Flexibility, an asset: worm screw cutting
Nowadays, Affolter experts are developing the ‘Unit 90’ an additional option that will allow users to machine worms on the AF 110. Mr Affolter says: “We are going to offer this optional element during the second half of 2014. The AF110 will be the most flexible machine of the market for gear and worms cutting”.

Reduced cycle times: maximizing productivity
Affolter engineers have sought to reduce cycle times in order to make the machine as productive as possible. The AF110 is equipped with user-friendly CNC Leste control developed internally, which ensures easy and quick realisation microtechnological gears. The compact design and the improved rigidity are other key features guaranteeing short cycles and maximum efficiency.

To be discovered at Siams very soon!

Affolter Technologies SA
Grand-Rue 76
CH-2735 Malleray
Tel : +41 32 491 70 00
Fax : +41 32 491 70 05
[email protected]





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