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Autodesk to acquire CAD specialist Delcam

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U.K.-based CAD/CAM software specialist Delcam has accepted an offer by U.S.-based software firm Autodesk to acquire Delcam.


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CAD/CAM specialist Delcam (Birmingham, U.K.) reports that its shareholders have voted to accept an offer made by Autodesk (Mill Valley, Calif., USA) to acquire Delcam. The acquisition is expected to be completed in February.

Delcam has more than 30 offices worldwide and more than 700 employees. The company’s range of design, manufacturing and inspection software provides automated CAD/CAM solutions for a variety of industries, ranging from automotive and aerospace to footwear and healthcare.

Delcam says that the latest NC Software Market Analysis Report from leading analysts CIMdata showed that, in 2012, Delcam had the highest vendor revenues and received the highest end-user payments of all the CAM-centric companies. This result meant that the company completed 13 years as the world’s leading specialist supplier of CAM software and services.

Autodesk and Delcam offer complementary ranges of software, with Autodesk’s programs for design, engineering and entertainment able to be combined with Delcam strengths in manufacturing.

On completion of the acquisition, Delcam will become a subsidiary of Autodesk. It will maintain its focus on accelerating the growth of its market share in the manufacturing sector, with the added strength that will come from being part of a larger organisation.  Delcam customers will continue to be supported by its engineers.


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