Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Breaking free from traditional ice-sculpting methods, London-based ice specialist, Eskimo Ice have employed a pioneering, accurate and time-saving approach that allows them to accept increasing orders and concentrate on adding the final intricacies to their pieces by bringing Delcam's ArtCAM Pro into their studios.
Gazo said manufacturers would likely find cryogenic treating an affordable option for increasing tool life in tungsten-carbide tools. Applying cooled air, however, would be best evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
integration of Alphacam and 3D Analyzer
Using commands specifically developed within Alphacam, imported solid assemblies can be identified, tagged and exported directly into 3D Analyzer. Configurable scripts within 3D Analyzer automatically apply the jointing technology between assembly parts, such as Rafix, and CAM and Dowel. Cutter technology, also applied within 3D Analyzer, prepares each part of the assembly for export back into Alphacam. On import, the powerful Alphacam package automatically machines, nests and outputs the code for each part ready to run on any CNC router.
Darren Duane, managing director OgeeTek, European distributor of 3D Analyzer software, states: “Linking Alphacam and 3D Analyzer enables the automatic manufacture of assemblies created within any solid modeler. Additionally, the combined industry knowledge and experience of Alphacam and OgeeTek means manufacturing has been fast tracked to create seamless integrated environments and increased profitability for our customers. We see this as the ultimate link between CAD and CAM.”
Alphacam is a comprehensive CAD/CAM system for the manufacture of metal, wood and stone parts of all types, from simple 2D parts to complex 5-axis components. The emphasis behind the development of Alphacam is to provide customers with productivity, reliability, and flexibility because improving these attributes in any company will help increase profitability.
For further information visit http://www.planitmanufacturing.co.uk/ or http://www.alphacam.com/.
About OgeeTek 3D Analyzer
3D Analyzer software is designed to eliminate costly manual procedures and to automatically add machining operations to CAD drawings. Historically, manually generating code was a time consuming task. Clients who have implemented 3D Analyzer have noticed a 60% increase in their overall efficiency. Several construction standards are supplied within 3D Analyzer; incorporating screws, cams, dowels etc as well as many custom requirements. Integration with several 3D CAD applications in conjunction with an easy to use interface makes 3D Analyzer a strong market-leader.
For further information, visit http://www.ogeetek.co.uk/.
Monday, August 17, 2009
MecSoft Corporation, the developer of VisualMILL computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software, has partnered with C.R. Onsrud of Troutman, NC to quickly integrate a new router solution for Aerospace Composite Products of Livermore, CA – a valued MecSoft customer.
After three (3) years of successfully working with VisualMILL, Aerospace Composite Products decided it was time to upgrade their CNC router. They needed higher tolerances across a 5’ x 10’ table, and also a more powerful spindle. “Onsrud was an easy choice, with excellent customer service and a great reputation for building 1st class CNC routers,” mentions Justin Sparr, Vice President at Aerospace Composite Products. He continued by saying “We also wanted to support a domestic manufacturer,” thus making C.R. Onsrud a natural fit.
Although Onsrud was not familiar with VisualMILL, after a few conversations with MecSoft technical support, it was determined that MecSoft would continue to meet their needs with the new router. Of course, nothing is certain until the day of implementation…
“On the day of implementation, MecSoft and Onsrud came through with flying colors,” exclaims Sparr. The Onsrud technician, who had never worked with VisualMILL before, was able to easily access the post processor editor and begin modifying the post to match what the new router required. As the Onsrud technician was only available for 2 days, the quick integration with VisualMILL was essential to provide enough time to focus on the router setup. They were cutting production parts on the new router by the end of the first day.
“MecSoft Corporation’s partnership with C.R Onsrud brings together state-of-the-art machining software with one of the best-performing router machines in the industry” says Anita Anand, Senior Vice President, Sales and Operations at MecSoft. “The new bundled solution offers a revolutionary, easy to use, affordable solution to the wood working industry.”
About C.R. Onsrud
C.R. Onsrud, Inc. offers a comprehensive line of high-precision machining products including 3, 4, and 5-Axis CNC Routers, Inverted Pin Routers, as well as a complete line of tooling and accessories. Onsrud is well known for superior service capabilities, high-tech training facilities and an extensive Applications Engineering department to further reinforce our pledge to provide the industry with the best products, service, and customer support! For further information please contact C. R. Onsrud sales at 800-638-8185 and ask for Richard Comer, Tom Flowers, Clint Morton, John Akin, or Andy Turner.
About Aerospace Composite Products
ACP Composites is a custom composites manufacturing and distribution company dedicated to providing solutions to specific design requirements. ACP specializes in producing composite panels, tubes, and rods for a variety of industries including medical and aerospace.
For further information about Aerospace Composite Products or any of their services, please call 925-443-5900, or visit their website at http://www.acpsales.com/
About MecSoft Corporation
MecSoft Corporation is a leading provider of Windows-based CAD/CAM software solutions for manufacturing parts in a wide variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, education, general machining, and mold & die.
For more information, visit http://www.mecsoft.com/.