Aerospace toolmaker removes programming bottleneck with Delcam PowerMill

Using software designed for toolmakers instead of programmers made the difference. The toolmakers at G. Parker Aero Tooling Solutions were getting frustrated with the rising backlog of projects not being completed in a timely fashion. The problem was a bottleneck in programming the ten computer-aided machining (CAM) units. The two seats of their existing software … Read more

Delcam FeatureCAM update adds high-efficiency roughing options

Acquisition by Autodesk has not slowed the pace of innovation. The latest update to Delcam FeatureCAM includes more options for the Vortex high-efficiency area-clearance strategy, support for bar-fed mills, more efficient turning, and a variety of user-interface improvements. The 2016 release includes a number of enhancements to the Vortex area-clearance strategy.  Delcam says Vortex gives … Read more

Autodesk to acquire CAM leader Delcam

The deal is an all-cash offer for the publicly traded British firm. Autodesk will dip into its non-US cash to pay for the deal. Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announces its intention to acquire Delcam (LON: DLC), a leading global supplier of advanced computer-aided milling and related software for manufacturing. The plan calls for Autodesk to … Read more

Delcam adds Vortex high-speed roughing to PowerMill

Time savings of between 40% and 70% have been achieved using the new technology. Delcam introduces a new high-speed milling technology with the launch today of PowerMill 2014. The new Vortex high-efficiency area clearance strategy is a patent-pending process designed to gain the maximum benefit from solid carbide tooling. Like other Delcam roughing strategies, Vortex … Read more

Delcam sets another half-year revenue record

The British makes of CAM software increased its R&D spending and its shareholder dividend. CADCAM developer Delcam achieved record revenue during the first half of 2013, with sales of £25.0 million ($38.6 million), up 9% from 2012. Pre-tax profits for the British firm were up slightly year-over-year, to £2.8 million ($4.3 million). Delcam said strongest … Read more

Delcam launches new project management system for footwear industry

ShoeCloud works within Delcam’s Cripsin design environment, but can be used independently. Delcam’s Crispin division has launched project management and collaboration software for the footwear industry. New ShoeCloud is built to enable more efficient management of design and manufacturing data throughout the development of new shoe designs, either within a single company or along a … Read more

Delcam launches free CAM for SolidWorks

Delcam for SolidWorks Xpress jumps into an increasingly competitive market for computer aided machining, with Autodesk as a new competitor. Delcam has launched a free version of its Delcam for SolidWorks integrated CAM system for SolidWorks.  Delcam says its new Delcam for SolidWorks Xpress provides essential 2D milling and drilling functionality. The software enters a … Read more

Delcam launches robot interface for machining

Robot milling is preferred for large parts and custom sculpting. The completely rewritten interface is now part of PowerMill. Delcam has launched a new robotic interface for the programming of robots for multi-axis machining operations. Their previous Visual Basic application developed for robot machining has been completely rewritten and fully embedded inside the company’s PowerMill … Read more