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Delft Spline Systems releases DeskProto® 5.0 and shows it at Euromold.

For immediate release, Oct 2008.

Utrecht (the Netherlands) -- Oct 16, 2008 Delft Spline Systems announced that DeskProto Version 5.0 has been released.
Free trial licenses (fully functional for 30 days) are available at
The new version will be demonstrated at the 2008 Euromold show: you can find the DeskProto stand in Hall 8.0: Stand B 111.

Screenshot with toolpaths for a bitmap of field marshall Radetzky.
DeskProto ® toolpaths for a great bitmap of the Austrian field marshall Radetzky. Bitmap data used by courtesy of HTL-Steyr, Austria.

The new Version 5 of the DeskProto software for Subtractive Rapid Prototyping contains exiting improvements, like:
  • Machining bitmap data using a gray-value to Z-height conversion
  • Freeformed segments now can be nested
  • User configurable wizards based on scripts
  • Support for 64 bits Windows, making it possible to machine STL files sized several GigaBytes
  • Easier user interface using an improved project tree
  • Some special wizards for jewelers, like the 123WaxRing wizard
  • New strategies, like Circular and Radial toolpaths.
A complete list of improvements is available at

"We are glad to we have been able to implement many user's suggestions." says Lex Lennings, sales manager for DeskProto. "Having active users who provide feedback is a great asset for a software developer."

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 2008 is the 15th Euromold, expecting over 60.000 visitors and over 1.600 exhibitors, from 85 countries. The Fair is held in Frankfurt (Germany), 3 to 6 December 2008. For more information 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 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 or (in German)


The illustration is available for download in two resolutions: (300 x 200 pixels, 15 Kb). (1030 x 740 pixels, 130 Kb).
Caption for this illustration is : "DeskProto ® toolpaths for a great bitmap of the Austrian field marshall Radetzky. Bitmap data used by courtesy of HTL-Steyr, Austria."

For more information

For more information on this press release contact Lex Lennings of Delft Spline Systems
Tel +31 30 296 5957, Fax +31 30 296 2292, Email

DeskProto is a registered trademark of Delft Spline Systems.