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News, June 2013

Sent to: John Smith, Delft Spline Systems, NL
via <dummy@spline.nl>

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Dear John Smith,

We are happy to send you this next issue of the DeskProto newsletter,
about "CNC machining for non-machinists".  We hope that you will enjoy reading.

Contour toolpaths in V6.1 DeskProto V6.1 Beta testing has started.
The brand new DeskProto Version 6.1 is now ready for beta testing !
It offers a new strategy (Offset), toolpath optimization, automatically generating a freeform segment round the geometry, and much more.
Any DeskProto user is welcome to beta test: download the Setup and install V61 next to your current V60. Let us know about your findings, we are looking forward to receiving your feedback !
Read and download on What's new in Version 6.1 >>

Front page of the article Digital Manufacturing: 3D Printing and CNC machining.
3D technologies are in the spotlight, as 3D Printing currently is the hot topic in all mainstream media. Personal fabrication is reported to be the next industrial revolution, with huge impact. Delft Spline Systems has published an article in TCT Magazine on Digital Manufacturing, comparing 3D Printing (additive) with CNC milling (subtractive). A Dutch version of the article has been published in de Constructeur.
Download and read on the DeskProto articles page >>

Wax ring made using a custom wizard Customize a custom wizard (advanced topic).
A powerful DeskProto feature is scripting. Any user can make custom scripts and custom (scripted) wizards. This is an advanced feature as some programming skill is required. See the Reference manual for more information on scripting.
Easiest is to adapt an existing script. DeskProto user Chris Botha adapted the JWX-30 wax ring wizard for use on his MiniTech machine.
Find a link to his blog in DeskProto forum topic 295 >>

Machining an EDM electrode in copper Moldmaking: the complete process shown.
This Gallery project by DeskProto user LaHeli in the Czech Republic clearly shows all steps in the process of creating an injection mold: design, machining electrodes, EDM machining, the mold, the molding machine. Very instructive material !
DeskProto is well suited for machining electrodes and mold cavities.
Read the story on Gallery: Injection mold for push button >>

Try for yourself and download the DeskProto trial version from our website.
To get started you can use the tutorials (both video and PDF) and the sample geometries.
This is all possible completely free of charge !

Best Regards,

Lex Lennings.

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Delft Spline Systems, The Netherlands.
We offer DeskProto: CNC machining for non-machinists.
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