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Delcam’s aerospace software and services on show at Farnborough

Delcam’s CAM software is used to machine all types of aerospace component

Delcam will promote its wide range of software and services for aerospace manufacturers on the Midlands Aerospace Alliance stand at the Farnborough Air Show to be held from 9th to 13th July. The company offers a range of solutions to help companies to increase productivity, reduce lead times and improve quality and consistency.

Delcam has been ranked as the world’s leading specialist supplier of machining software and services by US analysts CIMdata for each of the past eleven years. To maintain its leading position, Delcam employs the largest development team in the CAM industry to develop a comprehensive range of systems for every type of machine tool, from simple lathes and 2D mills, up to the most sophisticated five-axis machining centres and multi-spindle, turn-mill equipment. The company also develops PowerINSPECT, the world’s leading hardware-independent software for the measurement of components, prototypes and tooling against CAD data.

Delcam systems have been used, at some stage, on virtually every major aircraft programme in recent years. The company’s customers have undertaken projects in all the various areas that go towards producing a successful aircraft, from developing more fuel-efficient engines, to manufacturing airframe components more effectively, and even in designing more comfortable and more attractive interiors. They have worked on all scales of project, from the manufacture of components for UAVs and helicopters up to the production of engines and airframes for the largest passenger and transport aircraft.

Delcam also supports a large number of MRO operations. These companies use Delcam systems to enable the fast, efficient repair or replacement of damaged components. By minimising design and manufacturing times, while maintaining the highest levels of quality, repairs can be completed as quickly as possible, so minimising the time-on-ground of the aircraft.

In addition, Delcam Professional Services offers a range of services to help companies whose own engineering resource is needed to maintain its existing operations. The support given can vary from providing extra design and programming resources when existing staff are overloaded, through to developing completely new turn-key processes for the manufacture of novel designs.

The Professional Services team cooperates closely with its clients to enhance their existing design and manufacturing operations, usually by using a combination of Delcam’s software to develop specific solutions to the company’s productivity and quality problems. The team often work with a network of suppliers of related technology, including machine tools, cutting tools and inspection equipment, to ensure that a comprehensive turnkey solution can be provided if required.

Many of the projects involve manufacturing process development work within Delcam’s Advanced Manufacturing Fcility, which is equipped with production-scale machining and inspection equipment. As well as allowing thorough validation of all software before its release, this facility provides an ideal opportunity for companies to test new processes or to produce short runs of prototype parts without any disruption to their day-to-day operations.

02 May 2012

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