AU: Intersection of CAM, clouds and reality

AU: Intersection of CAM, clouds and reality

Autodesk University 2013 was a huge, loud, in-your-face explosion of all things related to making stuff. In this context, “stuff” could be manufactured goods, buildings, bridges, movies or just about anything else you could imagine. I’ve written a...
Autodesk goes CAM!

Autodesk goes CAM!

Autodesk announced this week that it is offering £20.75 per share (for a total of about £172.5 million) to acquire Delcam, the publicly traded UK-based vendor of CAM-specific CAD, manufacturing and inspection solutions. Delcam reported 2012 revenue of £47.1 million,...
CAM Earnings: Manufacturing the future

CAM Earnings: Manufacturing the future

While some of us are on a beach, sipping drinks with little umbrellas, others are busily telling Wall Street (or London City) what’s going on in their businesses. Today, we’ll take a quick look at recent earnings from CAM vendors Cimatron and Delcam....
3D Systems moves into metal, snaps up Phenix

3D Systems moves into metal, snaps up Phenix

Not surprisingly, while a lot of us were at PTC’s Live Global user conference in Anaheim this week, everyone else was doing … whatever they were doing. And that, it turns out was quite a bit. 3D Systems Acquires (Most of) Phenix Systems 3D Systems makes...
Cimatron shares tumble after earnings release

Cimatron shares tumble after earnings release

Cimatron is a funny little company whose shares are traded on both the NASDAQ in the US and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange in Israel. Even so, not one investor asked a question during the earnings call, which meant it was over in minutes — but also means that we...
Vero acquires SURFCAM

Vero acquires SURFCAM

The CAM world grew one company smaller today, as Vero Software announced that it has acquired the SURFCAM assets from Surfware, Inc. According to Surfware, SURFCAM, a CNC programmer for 2, 3, 4, and 5 axis machining, has been installed on over 26,000 systems since the...
Quickies: Catching up on earnings

Quickies: Catching up on earnings

While some of us were out of the office over the holiday break, others were clearly hard at work generating news, including a couple of earnings items. Softech continues to get its financial house in order, completing both a private placement of shares in December and...
Delcam says Q4 strong, sees record rev in 2012

Delcam says Q4 strong, sees record rev in 2012

Delcam Plc, the British maker of design, manufacturing and inspection software, today issued an interim statement that sent its share price up 6% mid-day in London. Why? Because the company announced that it now expects record revenue for 2012 as well as profit before...
Buy, buy, buy: DDD, Autodesk, Bentley, MSC, The Foundry

Buy, buy, buy: DDD, Autodesk, Bentley, MSC, The Foundry

I go away for a couple of days, and what happens: merger mania. We’ll dive into a one or two of these in more detail as the week goes on, but here are the high points: 3D Systems acquires a company with the coolest name ever: TIM, The Innovative Modelmakers...