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EDM Switching software cuts costs, time demands at Canadian shop

Editor: Eric Culp

Changing over to software from Delcam for the design and manufacture of its electrodes has saved both time and money for a North American tool house by bringing farmed-out work back onto the shop floor.

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Complicated electrodes are part of the shop’s production.
Complicated electrodes are part of the shop’s production.
(Source: Delcam)

Canada’s Cavalier Tools and Manufacturing operates out of Windsor, Ontario. Having 35 years’ experience in its field is said to have made Cavalier Tools a key player and a leading innovator in the mould making industry. The company creates 200 or more moulds per year, most of which require multiple electrodes for their manufacture.

Expanding without really ‘expanding’

Brian Bendig, the president of Cavalier Tools, explained that the business had aspired to expand “without adding bodies, without adding bricks and mortar”. The company’s engineers were aware that EDM was a long process that should have room for improvement. So Cavalier Tools turned to Delcam for the answer: the solution was to add an OPS Ingersol machine and the Delcam Electrode software. Bendig described Cavalier Tools as “creative problem-solvers” and this is something to which Delcam said it can relate. The software supplier said it pays close attention to its customers’ needs and is able to work with other businesses to create customised solutions that allow customers to reach their potential, and to realise their aims and objectives.

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Bendig praised the company. “Delcam did a really good job of working with OPS Ingersoll in Germany to construct a solution that simplified the EDM process for Cavalier Tools.”

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