Delcam


Delcam
Delcam plc
Type Public
(LSEDLC)
Industry Computer-aided design, Computer-aided manufacturing
Founded 1965 (as a team within Cambridge University Engineering Department)
1989 (as Delcam International)
Headquarters Birmingham, England, UK
Area served Worldwide
Key people Clive Martell (Managing Director)
Hugh Humphreys (Executive Deputy Chairman)
Ed Lambourne (Technical Director)
Kulwant Singh (Finance Director)
Bart Simpson (Commercial Director)
Steve Hobbs (Development Director)
Peter Miles (Non-Executive Chairman)
Geoff McFarland (Non-Executive Director
Products Engineering Software, Turnkey cells
Services Maintenance, Bespoke solutions
Website Delcam.com

Delcam is one of the world's leading suppliers of advanced CAD/CAM software product development solutions for the manufacturing industry.[1][2] The company has grown steadily since being founded formally in 1977, after initial development work at Cambridge University, UK. It is now a global developer of product design and manufacturing software, with subsidiaries in North America, Europe and Asia.

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History

In 1965 Donald Welbourn, Director in Industrial Co-operation at Cambridge University [1], saw the possibility of using computers to assist pattern makers to solve the problems of modelling difficult 3D shapes. Early sponsorship was provided by Ford, and after agreement to distribute via Control Data in Germany, customers included Volkswagen and Daimler Benz, requiring the establishment of a Birmingham based development centre from 1977.

In 1989, the company was bought from Delta Group in a buyout led by Managing Director Hugh Humphreys. The company was renamed Delcam International in 1991, changed its status to plc and moved to a new purpose built building in Small Heath. In July 1997, Delcam plc was floated on the Alternative Investment Market to expand international operations, resulting in the establishment of over 70 offices.

In 2005 Delcam acquired Salt Lake City based Engineering Geometry Systems.[3] In 2006 the company acquired the PartMaker CAM solution business from IMCS of Philadelphia; and CRISPIN Systems Ltd of Desford, Leicestershire, England.

Boris

Delcam's logo incorporates a computer-modelled spider named Boris. This was produced as an experiment to render hairs in Delcam's CAD software in 1984. Upon seeing a machined version at a show, the Managing Director Hugh Humphreys decided to take it home and use it within the company's logo.[4]

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