A successful MACH for Delcam was capped on Thursday with a visit from the Rt. Hon. Dr. Vince Cable, the UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. The visit to the Delcam stand was part of a tour of the exhibition during which Dr. Cable met with a number of advanced manufacturing companies to discuss how to build upon the sector’s strengths.
Following his visit, Dr Cable said, “I'm delighted to have been invited to MACH 2012 and very pleased to have been able to meet so many of the outstanding engineers and companies that are here. Whether exhibiting the latest technology or looking to apply it to dynamic businesses, the people here demonstrate the UK’s extraordinary capacity to create, engineer and manufacture world class products. These technologies feed into the value chains of so many businesses both here and in the UK, and are vital to creating a thriving, balanced UK economy.”
Earlier during the exhibition, Delcam had been visited by javelin thrower, Steve Backley, the only British track and field competitor to win medals at three different Olympic Games. He brought with him an Olympic torch, made by Delcam customer Premier Sheet Metals of Coventry.
Delcam received orders for software valued at over £200,000 during the show. Companies placing orders included Future Advanced Manufacturing, AKD Engineering, Hampshire Insulations, DPS Designs, PPA Group, MJB Precision and Formaplex.
The sales were spread over across Delcam’s complete range of CAM programs; PowerMILL for high-speed and five-axis machining, a PowerMILL robot interface, FeatureCAM for feature-based production machining, PartMaker for Swiss-type lathes and ArtCAM for artistic manufacturing applications. The total also included orders PowerSHAPE for data translation, reverse engineering and tooling design, and PowerINSPECT for inspection of parts or tooling against 3D CAD data.
During the show, Delcam finalised an agreement with Solid Applications, the fastest-growing SolidWorks reseller in the UK to be the exclusive UK reseller for the Delcam for SolidWorks integrated CAM system. It was also announced that Trac Measurement Systems will add Delcam’s PowerINSPECT inspection software to the range of metrology programs it offers.
“Our offer to include a free PC with all orders for more than £10,000 of the company’s software placed at the show has been a huge success,” claimed Steve Creron, General Manager of Delcam UK. “We have also benefited from having the biggest stand of any CADCAM company at the exhibition, which has reinforced our strong position in the UK market.”
“We have also received many recommendations from our machine tool and cutting tool partners at the show,” added Mr. Creron. “Our close relationships with these companies mean that customers can gain the maximum benefit from our software on a wide range of equipment.”
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