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David Heller
David Heller is the founder and President and CEO of IBSystems, Inc , MCADCafe's parent company. Always curious and on the look out for 'cool tech' he enjoys thinking outside the box and sharing his discoveries with you.

Autodesk’s Intention to Acquire Delcam

 
November 7th, 2013 by David Heller

Yesterday we published an official announcement by Autodesk stating their intent to purchase CAM software company Delcam.  They recently acquired HSMWorks, another high end CAM company, and I spoke with Anthony Graves, Autodesk CAM Product Manager for their HSMWorks CAM software, to learn what impact this potential acquisition would have on HSMWorks and Autodesk.

In answer to my questions Anthony pointed me to a blog post he made today and that I’ve republished below:

“What we can state at this time is the following:

Autodesk remains committed to the development of HSMWorks, Inventor HSM, and the integration of our existing, next generation CAM technology into our cloud services. We just released HSMWorks 2014 with support for Solidworks 2014, and we are planning to launch our beta of Inventor HSM (3D) sometime over the next few months. A successful acquisition of Delcam would not affect our current plans.

Delcam, like many other vendors, including Autodesk Partners Gibbs & Associates and Vero, offers a broad range of capabilities that our current CAM offerings do not support. Delcam has the well-earned reputation as an industry leader and all of the experience and technology that helped them achieve that distinction. You could say, with the addition of Delcam into the Autodesk family, Autodesk will be uniquely positioned to offer the best in both integrated CAM and stand-alone CAD/CAM, to all users regardless of their chosen CAD platform. It’s all about providing the best tools to users – something Autodesk is committed to.

For those of us inside the Autodesk CAM Team this is an exciting development. Over the years there has been a shared respect for each others technology and we have had a great relationship between members of our two teams. The possibility of these two teams being able to share ideas and technology will drive innovation, performance, and quality for the broadest range of machining disciplines.

If you have any questions, please direct them to Carl White, our Sr. Director of Manufaturing Engineering, here at Autodesk. His email is Carl.White@autodesk.com.

Anthony Graves
Product Manager, CAM
Autodesk Inc.”

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