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‘Free of Charge’ software for Delcam Training Centres

By Design Engineering Staff   


This applies to all qualifying in the United States and Canada starting from April 6, 2015.

Delcam is waiving all fees for any non-profit organization incorporating its FeatureCAM and Delcam for SolidWorks CAM software in its manufacturing education programs. This applies to all non-profit institutions qualifying to Delcam Training Center (DTC) requirements in the United States and Canada starting from April 6th, 2015.

FeatureCAM Training Centers, the forerunners to the Delcam Training Centers, were introduced over 15 years ago to help prepare students that wanted to further their education in engineering or get knowledge and training for entry level jobs in manufacturing. Commenting on the new initiative, Delcam North America President, Glenn McMinn, said, “The program was created with the intention of allowing training centers the opportunity to properly train students and machinists with skills to seek employment effectively or to improve their current skills. With the U.S. manufacturing sector as competitive as it has been in decades for new jobs and investment, we are looking to build on this momentum in the classroom by improving our offerings in CADCAM.”

The Delcam Training Center program allows students to program and create parts in their school’s lab with full access to the 2.5D, 3D and turning modules within FeatureCAM, as well as 2.5D, 3D and turning modules for Delcam for SolidWorks. In addition, full seats of FeatureCAM and Delcam for Solidworks will be available to qualifying DTC, plus free access to Delcam’s online training program, Delcam University.

Delcam University, an online certification course, was built to conveniently meet the standards for helping bridge the skills gap in the manufacturing market for both students and teachers alike. Delcam University is an online program, allowing students to become certified in Delcam products. Self-paced classes can be taken anytime, anywhere, with 24/7 access to Delcam University, offering the flexibility to fit in qualifications around existing study and work commitments. Delcam University consists of a series of videos, written exercises and quizzes leading to certification. Teachers have the choice to either integrate the training into their daily curriculum or use it as homework, thus avoiding conflict with pre-existing curriculum.


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