Oct 26, 2011

Delcam's aerospace software and services on show at Dubai Air Show

Delcam will promote its wide range of software and services for the aerospace industry at the Dubai Air Show to be held from 13th to 17th November. Aerospace manufacturing requires the highest levels of quality and consistency, plus cost-effective production and the shortest-possible delivery times. Delcam will demonstrate how it can help companies, both large and small, to meet these demands.

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 eleven 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 subsidiary 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 Delcam subsidiary cooperates closely with its clients to enhance their existing design and manufacturing operations, usually by using a combination of Delcam software to increase efficiency, improve quality and reduce delivery times. The Group’s staff combine the technical and commercial skills needed to support customers in their drive to improve their productivity and profitability. They often work with a network of suppliers of related technology, including machine tools, cutting tools and inspection equipment, to develop a complete solution.