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DeskProto ® releases Hobby License to celebrate two birthdays.

For immediate release, June 2010.

Utrecht (the Netherlands) -- June 4, 2010 -- The year 2010 has come with a double anniversary for Delft Spline Systems:
the company now is 25 years old and the DeskProto software (made by Delft Spline Systems) 15 years.
These anniversaries are celebrated with a special bargain offer: a DeskProto Hobby license !

DeskProto has been created as an extra tool for users with a different (non-CNC) profession. Like a designer needing a prototype, a jeweler needing a wax-model, a medic needing a brace. It's key feature is ease-of use, even for the most complex geometry. This feature makes DeskProto very suited for hobbyist CNC machinists.
Delft Spline Systems reports many requests for such license over the past few years: the price of the DeskProto full license may be very low for a commercial application, for most hobbyist users 995 Euro forms too high a threshold. The celebration offer is a DeskProto V5.0 Full edition for only 248 Euro (excl VAT), which means a discount of almost 75 % !


DeskProto screen showing a pipe lithophane design
The resulting pipe lithophane used as a lamp-shade
A pipe lithophane: the DeskProto screen and the resulting lamp.


Applications for hobbyist users include scale models, lithophanes and wood-reliefs. For others the hobby is in fact building the machine, still when it is finished of course some parts need to be machined as well.
Lithophanes are pictures that can only be seen when illuminated from the back side: see the illustrations. A great hobby application for DeskProto, as machining lithophanes is easy and the results are guaranteed to produce many admiring reactions. The DeskProto website includes a tutorial video that shows how to create the pipe lithophane in the illustration.

"We already made the DeskProto Lite edition for hobbyist users" says Lex Lennings, DeskProto sales manager. "However, we have found that many hobbyist users require professional functionality, and need the DeskProto Full edition to meet their requirements. We are very happy that we now can help these professional hobbyists too."

As the hobby license is a special celebration offer it is valid for a limited period of time: from June 1st until Sept 30, 2010. A fully functional trial version (30 days) can be downloaded free of charge to 'try before you buy'.
The DeskProto.com website also offers free geometry files, and a number of free training videos.



About DeskProto

DeskProto by Delft Spline Systems is the 3D CAM program that has made CNC milling a competitive 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. 2D CAM and bitmap machining are possible as well. Key feature is the ease of use: DeskProto is aimed at designers, not (as most other CAM software) at CAM specialists.
Despite its low-end price DeskProto contains many 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 (not all options are available in the Lite edition). Current users range from one-person design and model shops to multinational A-brand companies like Unilever, Lancôme, Sony-Ericsson and NASA.
For more information visit www.deskproto.com.

Illustration:

The illustrations are available for download in two resolutions:
www.deskproto.com/photos/doglitho-pipe-dpscreen.png (250 x 200 pixels, 26 Kb).
www.deskproto.com/photos/doglitho-pipe-dpscreen-large.png (1050 x 1050 pixels, 241 Kb).
www.deskproto.com/photos/doglitho-pipe-lamp.jpg (250 x 200 pixels, 7 Kb).
www.deskproto.com/photos/doglitho-pipe-lamp-large.jpg (2500 x 2000 pixels, 449 Kb).
Illustration caption: "Lithophane in lowcost PVC pipe, created using a CNC machine with rotation axis."

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.