BIRMINGHAM, UK, July 15, 2015 – Delcam has increased its focus on machining with robots with the appointment of Charles Jones as industry marketing manager. In this new role, Charles will focus on growing Delcam’s business in the many areas where robots can be applied as alternatives to traditional machine tools or hand finishing operations, in particular by developing closer relationships with robot manufacturers and integrators.
Charles joined Delcam in September, 2008, as a senior engineer in the International Support Division, where he provided technical manufacturing consultancy to support Delcam’s global network of subsidiaries and resellers.
Prior to joining Delcam, Charles spent almost eight years as a CADCAM programmer and machinist at Eccles Tooling Services. He undertook the programming, setting and operating of large five-axis machining centers to produce patterns, tooling, prototypes and fixtures for the automotive and aerospace industries.
While at Eccles Tooling Services, Charles completed an Advanced Modern Apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering. As his role within Delcam developed, Charles completed an MBA at Worcester Business School to reinforce his increasingly commercial focus.
Commenting on his appointment Charles said: “This is an exciting opportunity in a rapidly expanding market. Delcam has numerous customers already using robots as part of their manufacturing processes and has been involved in many global research collaborations focused on advancing this technology.”
“The beauty of PowerMILL Robot is that customers have access to the strength and flexibility of PowerMILL’s toolpath generation and, from the same interface, can simulate and produce the code required to drive their robot. This unique offering is already being used by many of our traditional customers in the automotive and aerospace industries. However, it is also gaining popularity in the architecture and constructions markets as well as some interesting artistic applications.”
“The robot manufacturers and industry experts we are working with all agree that customers are finding new ways to use robotics technology, which increasingly require the control offered by offline programming. Combining all of their requirements into a simple, easy to use, interface makes what seems a daunting task simple and intuitive.”
Robot integrators who are keen to discuss partnership opportunities with Delcam are encouraged to contact Charles at email@example.com.
Delcam is one of the world’s leading suppliers of CAM software and associated services, and also supplies systems for product design, tooling design, reverse engineering and inspection. The company has grown steadily since being founded formally in 1977, after initial development work at Cambridge University led by the late Donald Welbourn. It is now among the largest developers of product design and manufacturing software in the UK, with subsidiaries in America, Europe and Asia. Over 330 people are employed at Delcam’s Birmingham headquarters, with almost 400 staff working in the company’s overseas subsidiaries and around 200 more in its international joint ventures.
Delcam’s software and services help manufacturing companies to increase productivity, improve quality and reduce lead times. The company’s software is used in over 90 countries by more than 45,000 organizations. These customers range from multi-national corporations to independent designers, toolmakers and sub-contractors, and come from a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, electrical appliances, footwear, healthcare, motor sport, packaging, toys, sports equipment, jewelry and signmaking. On February 6, 2014, Delcam was acquired by Autodesk and now operates as a wholly-owned, independently-operated subsidiary.
For further information, please visit www.delcam.com.