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At its 2013 Asian Technical Summit in Thailand last month, Delcam presented its latest technical and financial news to the technical media, customers and academics from the region.

Headline sponsor for the meeting, the 13th in the series, was HP, with the event also being supported by ABB Robots, Castrol, Mazak, Renishaw and Sandvik.

The main focus of the Delcam presentations at the summit was on the latest versions of Delcam’s range of CAM systems. Updates were also included on the other software in the Delcam portfolio, including the company’s design and inspection programs, plus its dedicated software for the footwear, orthotics and dental industries.

Three Delcam customers gave presentations: Li Xinbo of First Auto Works and Yin Lu of Harbin Aircraft Industry, who described the use of Delcam’s Powermill CAM software within their organisations, and Dr Surasith Piyasin from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Khon Kaen University, who talked about his use of Delcam software in medical applications.

A visit to the Mazak (Thailand) Technology Center included demonstrations of milling, turning and multi-tasking equipment, all programmed with Delcam software, plus an example of on-machine verification using Renishaw probes and programming with Delcam’s Powerinspect inspection software.

Further event information

  • The programme also included a visit to three factories within the Thai Summit Group, where delegates were shown how the software is used in the manufacture of a wide range of tooling, principally for the automotive industry. 
  • Recent progress in the use of robots for machining was covered in presentations from Delcam and from ABB Robots.
  • During the summit, Delcam announced that it had added its 45,000th customer.

Delcam supplies software and services that help manufacturing companies to maximise their profitability by increasing productivity, improving quality and reducing lead times. The company is the world's largest specialist supplier of computer-aided machining software, with its PowerMILL, FeatureCAM, Partmaker and ArtCAM programs making up the most comprehensive range of CAM systems from any developer.

This broad selection allows Delcam to offer a CAM system capable of machining virtually any product, in any material on any type of equipment. Delcam also develops product design, tooling design and quality control programs. The unique Tribrid Modelling approach to design incorporates solid modelling, surface modelling and triangle modelling in a single program, enabling complete design and reverse engineering projects to be undertaken without transferring data between software.

Delcam's Powerinspect offers fast, reliable comparison of parts, prototypes and tooling against CAD data on all types of inspection equipment and even on machine tools. This versatility has made it the world's leading hardware-independent inspection software. Related programs are available for checking machine tool set-up and part location. Delcam software is used in over 80 countries worldwide by around 40,000 organisations, from large multi-nationals to small sub-contractors, in industries including aerospace, automotive, dental, engineering, footwear, medical and toolmaking.

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