BIRMINGHAM, UK, Aug 29, 2015 - Delcam held its 2015 Asian Technical Summit in Bangalore earlier this month, where the company presented its latest technical and financial news to the media, customers and academics from both India and the wider Asian region. Headline sponsor for the meeting, the fifteenth in the series, was again HP, which presented its latest hardware developments to the attendees.
The meeting was the first Summit to be held since the appointment of Pete Baxter as Vice President in February. The audience was, therefore, especially interested hear his presentation on Delcam and its part in parent company Autodesk’s philosophy on ‘The Future of Making Things’.
The main focus of the other presentations at the Summit was on the latest versions of Delcam’s range of CAM systems that are due to be demonstrated at the EMO exhibition in Italy during October. Updates were also included on the other software in the Delcam portfolio, including the company’s design, reverse engineering and inspection software.
The program also featured presentations from several of Delcam’s Indian customers. These included companies from Delcam’s traditional markets in toolmaking and subcontract machining, such as Godrej Ltd – Tooling Division, Ashcraft Engineers and Shree Engineers, as well as Mr. Vijayragavan from Titan Company Ltd, who described his company’s use of Delcam’s PowerMILL and ArtCAM software in the manufacture of watches. In addition, speakers from IMTMA and TAGMA detailed how their associations were working with Delcam to improve skills and productivity within Indian manufacturing.
International customers that presented at the Summit were Jason Hogan from 360 Knee Systems, who described his company’s use of Delcam software in the manufacture of bespoke systems for knee replacement surgery, and Craig Tanner from ASPETAR Sports Hospital, who talked about his work producing custom orthotic insoles for elite athletes with Delcam’s OrthoMODEL system.
Even so, the presentation that received the most interest from the audience was that by Prof. Karunakaran, from the Mechanical Engineering Department at IIT Bombay. He covered several projects on hybrid layer manufacturing using PowerMILL to program both additive manufacturing with different welding techniques and the subsequent machining of the welded structures into finished parts. For more information, visit www.delcam.com.