Glenn McMinn, President Delcam North America
Video Interview at IMTS 2012
Delcam completed a hugely successful week in Chicago at the recent IMTS exhibition with record numbers of visitors to its booth. As well as proving a major talking point for show delegates, Delcam’s spectacular booth won the award for "Unique Booth Exhibit” out of close to 2,000 exhibitors at the Show.
IMTS 2012, which ran from 10th to15th September at Chicago’s McCormick Place, attracted a total registration of over 100,000 visitors, a 21.6% increase over 2010, marking the largest show-to-show increase ever for the event. Delcam’s results were slightly ahead of the show total, with a 25% increase in the number of leads generated.
"We made our biggest-ever investment in any exhibition at this year’s IMTS, with the largest booth of any of the CAM suppliers,” claimed Delcam’s North America President, Glenn McMinn. "Our record number of visitors confirmed that this investment was well worthwhile. We will be generating sales from the Show for months and years to come. Having our efforts recognised with the "Unique Booth” award was the icing on the cake.”
"Anyone claiming that "American manufacturing is dead” should have been on our booth”, said Mr. McMinn. "They would have seen hundreds of companies that are keen to invest, that want to increase their production and that want to support America’s continued prosperity.”
"In the opening six months of this year, our software sales in North America were up by over 25% compared to the first half of last year,” he added. "This dramatic growth seems likely to continue given the enthusiasm for our software that we saw at IMTS.”
Another highlight of the exhibition was the announcement of Delcam’s 40,000th customer – Lifetime Products Inc. The company, which has recently purchased the PowerMILL and FeatureCAM CAM systems, manufactures a number of outdoor products from swing sets and basketball hoops, to lawn furniture and storage sheds, to kayaks and tent trailers, all designed and manufactured largely in the United States.
According to Mr. McMinn, a key factor in the company’s continuing success is its broad range of software, coupled with a growing recognition in North America of its status as the world’s leading specialist supplier of CAM software. "We can now offer a CAM system to machine virtually any product, in any material on any type of equipment,” claimed Mr. McMinn. "No other supplier has such a broad a range of software to increase productivity, improve quality and shorten delivery times in so many applications.”
Delcam’s full range of CAM systems is now made up of PowerMILL for high-speed and five-axis machining, FeatureCAM for feature-based machining, PartMaker for Swiss-type lathes and turn-mill equipment, the integrated CAM system Delcam for SolidWorks, and ArtCAM for routing and engraving. Together, the complete set of programs comprises the world’s most comprehensive collection of machining software; giving Delcam an unrivalled ability to provide solutions to all of a company’s programming needs.
A major contributor to Delcam’s success at IMTS was the launch of new releases of FeatureCAM and Delcam for SolidWorks, plus previews of new versions of PowerMILL PartMaker and ArtCAM. "Delcam employs the largest development team in the CAM industry,” said Mr. McMinn. "The results of their efforts impressed all our visitors, both the potential customers that were looking to upgrade their existing software and our many current users that were excited to see the new enhancements they will receive in the coming months.”