Elkington Brothers Toolmaker celebrates 25-year partnership with Delcam

Editor: Briggette Jaya

UK - Birmingham-based toolmaker Elkington Brothers has completed 25 years as a customer for Delcam’s CAD/CAM software.

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Elkington Brothers uses Power-Mill to produce tooling up to 25 tons in weight.
Elkington Brothers uses Power-Mill to produce tooling up to 25 tons in weight.
(Source: Delcam)

The company installed its first system in 1989, having used traditional methods for the first fifty years following its founding in 1939.

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“It was a big decision to move to computerised methods as the software alone cost tens of thousands of pounds and the computers and CNC machines were also much more expensive than they are now,” remembered Elkington Brothers’ managing director, James Kelly. “Subsequent years have proved it was the right decision. I’m certain that, if we hadn’t invested in CAD/CAM systems, we wouldn’t be here now.”

Today, Elkington Brothers has seven staff working on the software.

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