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Delcam hosts Asian Technical Summit in Thailand

Delcam Chief Executive, Clive Martell, opening the 2013 Delcam Asian Technical Summit

Delcam held its 2013 Asian Technical Summit in Thailand last month, where the company presented its latest technical and financial news to the technical media, customers and academics from the region.  Headline sponsor for the meeting, the thirteenth 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 that are due to be launched at the EMO exhibition in Germany later this month.  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.  Recent progress in the use of robots for machining was covered in presentations from Delcam and from ABB Robots.

The programme also included a visit to three factories within the Thai Summit Group, Delcam’s largest customer in Thailand, where delegates were shown how the software is used in the manufacture of a wide range of tooling, principally for the automotive industry.  Another highlight was a visit to the Mazak (Thailand) Technology Center.  This 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.

The programme also included presentations from three Delcam customers, 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 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Surasith Piyasin from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Khon Kaen University, who talked about his use of Delcam software in medical applications.

During the Summit, Delcam announced that it had added its 45,000th customer – PT Astra Honda Motor in Indonesia.  A plaque marking this landmark sale was presented by H.E. Mr. Mark Kent, British Ambassador to Thailand, to Bambang Nugroho, General Manager of Delcam Indonesia, at the Summit Dinner sponsored by HP.

The Summit came during a very successful year for Delcam Thailand, which has seen sales increase by more than one third over 2012.  The company now has more than 450 customers, mainly in the toolmaking industry but also in the automotive, footwear and dental sectors.  It has had particular success with PowerINSPECT with customers including the local manufacturing operations of Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi Motors, Suzuki and Electrolux.

11 September 2013

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