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DeskProto ® releases lowcost editions in times of crisis.

For immediate release, Sept 2009.

Utrecht (the Netherlands) -- Sept 1, 2009 -- Delft Spline Systems has released a new edition of the DeskProto 3D CAM software: DeskProto Version 4.2.
This new edition is a re-release of the proven DeskProto V 4.1, a version still used by many happy clients. DeskProto V 4.2 is meant to offer full 3D functionality, including rotary machining, at a lower price. This will allow new clients to start with 3D CAM even in times of crisis.
In addition the price for DeskProto Lite has been reduced, making 3D CAM affordable for any owner of a CNC milling machine.
Free trial licenses (fully functional for 30 days) are available at

Wax model of a ring, created using rotary machining
For jewellers rotary machining is required as they need to machine rings. This wax model has been machined first from both sides and then in rotary mode. The new DeskProto ® V4.2 makes this possible at low cost. Picture shown by courtesy of

The new Version 4.2 of the DeskProto software contains many advanced options, like:
  • Rotation axis machining, vital for jewelers.
  • Freeformed segments to save time by reducing the area to be machined.
  • Automatically reduced feedrate at high chip loads
  • Two sided machining and even N-sided machining
  • Simple 2D machining.
In contrast to the old V 4.1, this new version is Vista compatible.

"For clients with a limited budget we had created DeskProto Lite," says Lex Lennings, sales manager for DeskProto, "however, as many of these clients absolutely needed rotation axis machining a third edition of DeskProto was needed. We are very happy that we now can offer a suitable edition to any potential client."

In addition the price for DeskProto Lite has been lowered: to € 145.00 only. The three available editions make it possible for any budget to buy a DeskProto license. On the website a comparison table is available to show the differences between these three editions.

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 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.
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Caption for this illustration is : "DeskProto ® V4.2 offers full rotary machining, vital for jewelers."

For more information

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

DeskProto is a registered trademark of Delft Spline Systems.