Utrecht (the Netherlands), Nov 23, 2007 -- Delft Spline Systems announced that it will show Desktop Prototyping systems at the 2007 Euromold show, combining the DeskProto software with a desktop CNC milling machine. The Euromold will be held from Dec 5 to Dec. 8 in Frankfurt (Germany). Delft Spline Systems and German DeskProto distributor Filou GmbH will be present in Hall 8.0, stand B111.
DeskProto offers Subtractive Rapid Prototyping: creating prototypes using an affordable desktop CNC milling machine. The system is applied for very different applications, ranging from tiny little wax models for jewelers to large size front panels for buildings. Simple moulds are possible as well. A nice example project is a USB stick shaped like a Nike sports shoe, created by DeskProto user Model Engineering in the Netherlands.
The USB stick has been used by Nike to distribute information about a new shoe type to the world press. A story of the complete project, from sketch to final product, can be found on the Gallery of the DeskProto website. DeskProto made it possible to quickly complete this project, which was the number one priority for the client.
At the Euromold show Delft Spline Systems and Filou will also show hardware for Rapid Prototyping. Two desktop milling machines from competing manufacturers will be present: a Isel CPM from Germany and a CharlyRobot machine from France. Both machines combine very well with the DeskProto software.
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.
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.