Looks like Autodesk is celebrating their 2012 acquisition of a CAM software company… with the acquisition of another CAM software company. Out of the press, fresh this morning, comes the news that Autodesk intends to acquire Delcam, maker of PowerSHAPE, PowerMILL, PartMaker, ShoeMaker and many other CAD/CAM Solutions.
The deal will be sealed with a reported £172.5 million (US $276.4 million) cash offer on all outstanding shares of Delcam. As one person I talked with said, “This is some big ass news, here.” Delcam is a massive software company. They have a range of products that cover nearly every part of manufacturing in every industry, from jewelry and engraving to dental and softgoods with 3d modeling and inspection apps that make them a one stop shop for many companies, particularly in the Europe and Asia-Pacific areas. Their software also interfaces with most commercial and neutral 3D file formats.
Via Herald Online
Feature Image from the Machining of Delcam’s ‘Boris the Spider’ on a Hermle C50U