SECO to Sponsor Delcam’s International Student CAM Competition

Delcam is pleased to announce that cutting-tool supplier, Seco, is to sponsor the company’s first international student CAM competition. The competition, which will be held at Delcam’s Birmingham headquarters next month, will include finalists from universities in China, Korea, Russia and Taiwan.

Each finalist will be asked to program a complex part using Delcam’s PowerMILL software for high-speed and five-axis machining. After programming the part, each student will submit an NC program which will be run on one of the High Speed Machining centres within Delcam’s Advanced Manufacturing Facility using tooling supplied by Seco. The students will be assessed against several criteria including quality of toolpaths, machining time and surface finish.

"Delcam works with universities around the world, helping to train the next generation of engineers for our growing customer base,” said Delcam’s Commercial Director, Bart Simpson. "Many of our international subsidiaries and joint venture partners run competitions for students in their respective countries. However, this is the first occasion on which we have run an international competition. We are pleased that Seco will sponsor this inaugural event and hope to work with the company on future events involving finalists from an increased number of countries.”

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