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Delcam has announced that the fifth GTMA Emerging Technologies event will be held on 19 September 2012 at its headquarters in Birmingham and will be supported by the Science City Research Alliance. Attendees are expected to represent all types of company, from OEM majors to independent toolmakers and subcontractors.

The free event will focus on technical developments that can make delegate companies more competitive and profitable. The keynote speaker will be Mike Smith, managing director of Bromford Industries.

Hot Desks, where a variety of experts will be situated during networking periods, will offer delegates the chance to discuss their specific needs.

Presentation topics

  • Advances in design and manufacturing software
  • Component development
  • Workholding
  • Advanced materials
  • Measurement and analysis

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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