New DeskProto versions (press release)

From: Delft Spline Systems (
Date: Thu Jan 17 2002 - 13:33:24 EET

Two New Versions of DeskProto released by Delft Spline Systems.

Utrecht (NL), Jan 2, 2002 -- Delft Spline Systems of the Netherlands
has released two new versions of the DeskProto 3D CAM software. The
new Version 3.0 includes exciting new options, and makes sure that
DeskProto remains the best solution in CAM software for Rapid Prototyping
purposes. In addition a new version called DeskProto Lite is available,
offering 3D CAM at a much lower price level and aimed at home users.

Most striking improvements are the support for a Rotation Axis, the
Two-Sided Milling Wizard and the Intelligent Feedrate Control.
- Rotation axis support is unique for CAM software on this price-level.
This option enables you to machine a model from all sides: ideal
for product design, jewelry (rings in wax), small statues and more.
- The Two-sided milling wizard is unique even for any CAM software:
a wizard that makes machining one model from two sides possible for
users without CNC training. After turning the block upside-down for
the second side, the user can proceed without having to carefully
align the block or adjust the tool's starting point.
- Feedrate now can be automatically reduced in case of high chip-loads.
DeskProto will notice when the tool has to cut at full width, and
reduce feedrate there: the deeper the cut the more reduction. The
result will be a superior surface quality, and a much longer tool-life.

Other improvements include support for multi-diameter tools, collet-collision
prevention, machining time estimation and multi-language support.
The second available language for DeskProto is German, more will
follow. DeskProto full is priced EUR 1295 (ca USD 1150).
For more details see

DeskProto Lite offers a subset of DeskProto's functionality, at the
very low price of EUR 295 (ca USD 260). All options needed for plain
3 axis machining in full 3D are available, upgrading to the full
version is possible while maintaining file compatibility.
For more details see

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 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
Here you can downlowd free trial versions (fully functional),
manuals (in PDF format), watch the on-line tutorial, look for local
dealers, place direct orders, and much more.


Lex Lennings
Delft Spline Systems
Tel +31 30 296 5957
Fax +31 30 296 2292

DeskProto is a registered trademark of Delft Spline Systems.

Delft Spline Systems, The Netherlands.
We offer DeskProto: affordable Rapid Prototyping using CNC milling. --- website:

For more information about the rp-ml, see

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