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Delft Spline Systems to preview DeskProto V 4.1 at Euromold 2005.

For immediate release, Nov 2005.

Utrecht (the Netherlands) -- Nov 1, 2005 -- Delft Spline Systems announced that it will preview DeskProto Version 4.1 at the 2005 Euromold show. The Euromold will be held from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3 in Frankfurt (Germany). Delft Spline Systems and German DeskProto distributor Filou GmbH will be present in Hall 6.0, stand A105.

The new Version 4.1 of the DeskProto software for Subtractive Rapid Prototyping will be released begin 2006, and contains many improvements. Most asked for by users is a new feature called the Freeform segment. This feature allows users to select any freeform area for machining. Especially for detailing operations it can save much time to exactly specify where machining is needed. A complete list of improvements will be published on the DeskProto website.


deskproto screenshot showing the freeformed segment
DeskProto toolpaths for detailing a fish model, using the new Freeform segment to exactly define where to machine. Fish model used by courtesy of Sensable Technologies, Inc.


In addition, Delft Spline Systems will show hardware for Rapid Prototyping. Two desktop milling machines from competing manufacturers will be present: an Isel CPM from Germany and a Roland MDX-40 from Japan. Both machines combine very well with the DeskProto software.

"We are very proud that we can show both machines, as the stand is much larger than in previous years." says Lex Lennings, product manager for DeskProto. "Visitors now can compare the two machines that are most popular in Europe, and decide which machine will fit their application best."

The DeskProto CAM software is aimed at designers, not (as most other CAM software) at CAM specialists. Despite it's low-end price DeskProto includes high-end features, like automatic feedrate reduction at high chiploads, collet collision check, full rotation axis support, the Two-sided milling wizard, and much more. Current users range from one person design and models shops to multinational A-brand companies like Unilever, Lancôme, Sony-Ericsson and NASA.



About Euromold

Euromold is worldwide the leading trade fair for Modelmaking, Moldmaking, and Design. Presented are technologies and innovations for Design, Prototyping and Series Production. Euromold 2005 is the 12th Euromold, expecting over 50.000 visitors and over 1.600 exhibitors, from 45 countries. The Fair is held in Frankfurt (Germany), 30 November to 3 December 2005. For more information see www.euromold.com

About DeskProto

DeskProto by Delft Spline Systems is the 3D CAM program that has made CNC milling a competing technology for Rapid Prototyping. The software can import STL files from any 3D CAD system, and can export NC program files suited for any 3-axis or 4-axis CNC milling machine. Key features are the ease of use (the software is aimed at designers, not at CAM specialists) and the low price.
For more information see www.deskproto.com or (in German) www.deskproto.de.

Illustration:

The illustration is available for download in two resolutions:
www.deskproto.com/photos/dp41-freeform-small.gif ( 250 x 200 pixels, 20 Kb).
www.deskproto.com/photos/dp41-freeform-large.gif (1024 x 768 pixels, 160 Kb).
Caption for this illustration is : DeskProto toolpaths for detailing a fish model, using the new Freeform segment to exactly define where to machine. Fish model used by courtesy of Sensable Technologies, Inc."

For more information

For more information on this press release contact Lex Lennings of Delft Spline Systems
Tel +31 30 296 5957, Email info@deskproto.com



DeskProto is a registered trademark of Delft Spline Systems.