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Jim Duggan of Atlanta-based Ice Sculpture is using ArtCAM — Delcam’s artistic CAD/CAM software — to produce high-quality ice sculptures in half the time that would be required to carve them by hand.

Ice Sculpture produces bars, wedding sculptures, corporate logos, sorbet dishes, shot glasses and many other designs in ice for corporate events, weddings, retirements, birthday parties, anniversaries and other special occasions.

The company started using CNC ice-carving equipment with the goal of producing more accurate and more realistic ice sculptures in less time.

ArtCAM was recommended to Duggan by the company that made its ice-carving machine.

Key benefits of product application

  • According to Duggan, ArtCAM makes it easy to create complex designs and generates the NC code that the company’s carving machine uses to produce crisp and exact ice sculptures.
  • Duggan explained that ArtCAM produces CNC programs that result in very accurate cuts; the lines are absolutely straight and everything lines up perfectly, he said.
  • It has also been very easy for Duggan to teach the program to his assistant.
  • When technical support has been needed, Duggan said he has never had to wait more than 30 minutes for a call-back.

Delcam supplies software and services that help manufacturing companies to maximise their profitability by increasing productivity, improving quality and reducing lead times. The company is the world's largest specialist supplier of computer-aided machining software, with its PowerMILL, FeatureCAM, Partmaker and ArtCAM programs making up the most comprehensive range of CAM systems from any developer.

This broad selection allows Delcam to offer a CAM system capable of machining virtually any product, in any material on any type of equipment. Delcam also develops product design, tooling design and quality control programs. The unique Tribrid Modelling approach to design incorporates solid modelling, surface modelling and triangle modelling in a single program, enabling complete design and reverse engineering projects to be undertaken without transferring data between software.

Delcam's Powerinspect offers fast, reliable comparison of parts, prototypes and tooling against CAD data on all types of inspection equipment and even on machine tools. This versatility has made it the world's leading hardware-independent inspection software. Related programs are available for checking machine tool set-up and part location. Delcam software is used in over 80 countries worldwide by around 40,000 organisations, from large multi-nationals to small sub-contractors, in industries including aerospace, automotive, dental, engineering, footwear, medical and toolmaking.

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