ModuleWorks, the leading supplier of CAD/CAM components for 3-5-Axis toolpath generation and simulation have confirmed their partnership with CAD/CAM Solution provider, Euklid CAD/CAM AG to provide state-of-the art Simulation for the EUKLID product range. A full case study may be found on the ModuleWorks www site, but the highlights are included below.
EUKLID, from Switzerland, is a well known CAM system specialising in the design and manufacture of mould tools and dies. It includes sophisticated CAM strategies for machining including high speed cutting and 5-Axis simultaneous machining.
In 2008, Euklid recognised the growing demand for Simulation technology from their customers and decided this needed to be a part of the EUKLID product range. Customers were pushing harder for right first time and looking to use simulation technology to help optimise tool paths and eliminate programming errors and possible collisions.
In looking for a solution, Euklid evaluated a number of providers and selected ModuleWorks as the preferred simulation partner. The decision came down to a number of factors including time to market, ease of implementation, technical support and the size and manufacturing expertise of the ModuleWorks team.
EUKLID simulation was released in 2009 and enthusiastically received by EUKLID customers. Heribert Kaiser, Sales Director for Euklid comments “Our customers immediately saw the added value provided by our simulation software. In many cases they reported that they had improved the programming process and part quality and that their operators were more confident working with the final NC program. We saw a positive impact on sales and our customers were happy with the additional tools so this was a true win-win situation”.
David Plater, Technical Director comments “Simulation is an increasingly important aspect of the manufacturing process with customers expectations of virtual prove out increasing as graphics hardware and software has become ever more powerful. Our technology is ideal for CAM vendors offering easy integration of high performance simulation technology and we’re delighted to have Euklid as a partner.”
With almost 40 year of experience in the development and operation of the CAD/CAM system EUKLID, the Euklid CAD/CAM AG is an experienced and leading provider of solutions for the die and mould industry. It integrates with CAD, powerful NC-programming capabilities in the CAM part, and a full range of postprocessors all the steps to the milling machine. The range of applications extends from 5- and 3-axis milling of complex parts to drilling and milling in 2.5 axis. It is the goal of Euklid CAD/CAM AG to optimise the production process of their clients with the most recent CAD/CAM technologies with respect to quality, efficiency and speediness, while maintaining the highest standards with respect to precision and complexity.
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ModuleWorks is a software component provider for the CAD/CAM industry. ModuleWorks’ expertise in 5-Axis simultaneous machining is recognised throughout the CAM industry and its software components for machining and simulation are used by more than 50% of the leading CAM vendors (as ranked by analyst CIMdata).