Users of CNC machining simulation and cutting-tool management software NCSIMUL might soon have direct access to the world’s leading cutting-tool manufacturers’ cutting-tool data and product knowledge via the Cloud.
CNC machine tool software vendor Spring Technologies has partnered with Machining Cloud to give users direct access to 3d models, cutting conditions, tool parameters and other time-saving data with the manufacturer’s descriptive, usage and geometric information and application knowledge always up-to-date and readily available.
“By utilising cloud technology and industry standards for data – including ISO 13399, GTC, STEP and MTConnect – SPRING and the Machining Cloud will provide a smooth flow of data from the cutting-tool manufacturer to the customer’s shop floor as well as to CAM programmers,” says Michael Taesch, cloud evangelist for the Machining Cloud.
The Machining Cloud is a neutral platform open to all partners and suppliers, making it suitable for the needs of most shops.
Benefits include direct access to the cutting-tool manufacturers’ latest recommendations on cutting speeds and conditions for a given cutting-tool assembly in a given material, offering the ability to make better choices, when searching for new cutting tools and when deciding how to best run them on their CNC machines.
The Machining Cloud apps run on Microsoft Windows 7 and 8 powered desktop computers, as well as Android tablets and iPads.