Jul 22, 2011

Delcam to be only CAM sponsor of DS SolidWorks Reseller Conference

Delcam for SolidWorks will be the only CAM software to be featured at the DS SolidWorks Asia-Pacific.

Delcam will be the only CAM sponsor of the DS SolidWorks Asia-Pacific Reseller Conference to be held in Beijing, China, from 10th to 12th August. Delcam’s decision to be a Gold Sponsor at the event reflects the developing relationship between the two companies within the Asia-Pacific region, and the growing popularity of the Delcam for SolidWorks integrated CAM software with SolidWorks resellers and customers since it was awarded Certified Gold Product status.

Delcam staff at the Conference will include Delcam plc Commercial Director, Bart Simpson, Delcam China General Manager, Joe Zhou, Delcam China Vice General Manager, David You, and Delcam China Channel and Partnerships Director, Jingli Li.

The event will be attended by owners and management executives of SolidWorks value-added resellers in Asia-Pacific, the DS SolidWorks team for the region and other key solution partners like Delcam. Over 200 attendees are expected from China, India, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, The Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Delcam already works with a number of these companies but expects that the conference will provide opportunities for meetings with other established SolidWorks resellers wanting to add its CAM software to their product ranges.

Delcam for SolidWorks combines the benefits associated with Delcam’s PowerMILL and FeatureCAM CAM systems. It is based on Delcam’s proven machining algorithms that are already used by more than 35,000 customers around the world. These strategies ensure increased productivity, maximum tool life and immaculate surface finish, even when cutting the hardest, most challenging materials.

At the same time, Delcam for SolidWorks has the same strong focus on ease of use as FeatureCAM, including all of the knowledge-based automation that makes the software so consistent and reliable. Most importantly, Delcam for SolidWorks includes FeatureCAM’s Automatic Feature Recognition system which automatically extracts detailed feature information from the SolidWorks model. Once the features have been identified, Delcam for SolidWorks undertakes automatic selection of cutting tools, machining strategies, and feeds and speeds, to complete the programming operation.

Delcam for SolidWorks is fully integrated into the SolidWorks environment so that the program looks and behaves like SolidWorks. It offers full associativity with any changes in the CAD model reflected automatically in the toolpaths. However, this associativity is more intelligent than that offered in other integrated CAM systems. Delcam for SolidWorks does not simply modify the existing toolpaths but reviews the choice of cutting tools and machining strategies, and changes them if necessary.