Delcam has appointed one of Denmark’s leading SolidWorks resellers, Edge-Team, to supply and support its Delcam for SolidWorks integrated CAM system in the country. Edge-Team currently supports more than 300 Danish engineering and manufacturing companies with CAD and CAM software from its offices in Aarhus, Middelfart and Sorø.
Edge-Team was founded in 2004 by the current owner and CEO Ken N. Ingstrup to focus on sales, support and development of market-leading technical software applications. The rapid growth is a result of the experience of its staff according to Mr. Ingstrup. "We all come from a technical background as engineers, designers, toolmakers or machinists”, he commented. "This helps us to talk and understand our customers’ language, and to meet their demands for high-productivity software that is both consistent and reliable. All our staff are fully certified – the salesmen as well as the support team.”
"Over the years, we have built strong partnerships with several well-known machine and tooling suppliers,” he added. "These relationships are another important part of our service to our customers.”
"We are very pleased to add the Delcam for SolidWorks to our range of software,” said Søren Friis, Technical Support Manager at Edge-Team. "I have been very impressed with the Delcam system, especially the range of machining strategies and the close integration with SolidWorks.”
Delcam for SolidWorks combines the benefits associated with Delcam’s PowerMILL and FeatureCAM CAM systems. It is based on Delcam’s proven machining algorithms that are already used by more than 35,000 customers around the world. These strategies ensure increased productivity, maximum tool life and immaculate surface finish, even when cutting the hardest, most challenging materials.
At the same time, Delcam for SolidWorks has the same strong focus on ease of use as FeatureCAM, including all of the knowledge-based automation that makes the software so consistent and reliable. Most importantly, Delcam for SolidWorks includes FeatureCAM’s Automatic Feature Recognition system which automatically extracts detailed feature information from the SolidWorks model. Once the features have been identified, Delcam for SolidWorks undertakes automatic selection of cutting tools, machining strategies, and feeds and speeds, to complete the programming operation.
Delcam for SolidWorks is fully integrated into the SolidWorks environment so that the program looks and behaves like SolidWorks. It offers full associativity so that any changes in the CAD model are reflected automatically in the toolpaths. However, this associativity is more intelligent than that offered in many other integrated CAM systems. Delcam for SolidWorks does not simply modify the existing toolpaths but also reviews the choice of cutting tools and machining strategies, and changes them if necessary.
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