Delcam is one of the world’s leading suppliers of advanced product development solutions for manufacturing industry.
The company has grown steadily since being founded formally in 1977, after initial development work at Cambridge University. It is now the largest developer of product design and manufacturing software in the UK, with subsidiaries in America, Europe and Asia.
Delcam’s software is used by more than 35,000 organisations in over 90 countries. These customers range from multi-national corporations to independent designers and subcontractors, and come from a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, electrical appliances, footwear, healthcare, ceramics, packaging, toys and sports equipment, jewellery and signmaking. Delcam has long been recognised as a provider of design solutions for companies using complex aesthetic and ergonomic shapes, as well as being the world’s leading specialist supplier of machining software and services.
The latest NC Software and Related Services Market report from leading analysts CIMdata showed that, in 2009, Delcam again had the highest vendor revenues of all CAM-centric suppliers. This result meant that the company had completed a decade as the world’s leading CAM specialist.
The CIMdata report also confirmed that Delcam has the largest development team in the industry, with 165 people working on the company’s CAM software. Furthermore, the company was reported to have shipped more industrial seats of CAM software than any other supplier during the year.
The key to the company’s success has always been a willingness to respond to its customers’ needs. As well as providing the highest levels of training and support from its network of over 300 Sales Partner offices around the world, Delcam devotes over 50% of its software royalties to further development of its software products. This level of investment ensures that Delcam’s software maintains its leading position.
All Delcam staff work closely with their customers to understand their requirements more accurately, and to respond more quickly and effectively to changes in their design and manufacturing methods. Furthermore, Delcam is the only international CADCAM company that operates an in-house engineering workshop for prototype and short-run production. This allows thorough validation of all software before its release. This facility, coupled with close relationships with suppliers of machine tools and other related equipment, gives Delcam’s staff a unique knowledge of the problems faced by users and so allows the development of solutions that are both powerful and practical.