Nov 16, 2010

Delcam to promote aerospace business in India on UKTI mission

Delcam will promote its wide range of software and services for the aerospace industry during a UKTI mission to India taking place from 28th November to 2nd December. The mission will visit Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai, and will include meetings with major Indian aerospace companies Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Larsen & Toubro and Godrej & Boyce, plus other manufacturers and suppliers in the country’s supply chain. During the mission, Delcam will demonstrate how it can help companies to meet the industry’s requirements for the highest levels of quality and consistency, cost-effective production and the shortest-possible delivery times.

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 lost operating time of the aircraft.

Delcam has been ranked by CIMdata as the world’s largest specialist supplier of machining software for the past ten years. The company 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. However, Delcam also produces a complete portfolio of supporting software, for component design, tooling design, reverse engineering and inspection. All of the programs are available as stand-alone solutions to enhance existing systems or as part of a complete turn-key solution.

Delcam also offers a range of services from its Professional Services Group 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 mission comes as Delcam is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the formation of its Delcam India subsidiary. During those ten years, Delcam India has grown from its initial staff of three to more than 125 employees. The company is based in new, purpose-built headquarters in Pune that cost around $1 million when it was constructed in 2006. It also operates 14 regional offices spread across the country, to support a growing customer base of over 1,200 customers.