More widespread use of five-axis machining and increased sales into the aerospace industry have improved PowerMILL’s position in the latest NC Software and Related Services Market Assessment from renowned US consulting and market research firm, CIMdata. PowerMILL has moved up to fourth in the rankings based on end-user payments and is now the world’s leading specialist supplier of CAM software.
The reason for the company’s improved performance has been attributed to its success in the fast-growing market for five-axis machining and to its increasing market share in the aerospace industry.
As a result of its growing sales, PowerMILL has moved from being practically unknown in the sector five years ago to being the sixth largest supplier to the aerospace industry in the 2005 rankings. Whereas PowerMILL software was once used almost exclusively in the toolmaking industry, the company is now the only CAM specialist to appear in the top ten in all of CIMdata’s key industry sectors – mould, tool and die; automotive and aerospace.