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Delcam has become an SME sponsor for the Bloodhound SSC supersonic car, which aims to set a new world land speed record of 1,000mph in South Africa in 2016.Delcam will support the project with its manufacturing software and expertise and will also produce some components for the vehicle in its Advanced Manufacturing Facility.

Several Delcam customers and technical partners are already involved in using the company’s CAD/CAM software to manufacture parts for the jet- and rocket-powered racing car.

Delcam’s sponsorship will be launched formally at the Autosport International exhibition to be held at the NEC from 9–13 January. 

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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