Springfield, MO – October 17, 2014 – D3 TECHNOLOGIES, the Leader in Autodesk manufacturing solutions, and Maruka USA partnered and hosted an educational seminar on October 8th-9th that aimed to help clients better understand the efficiencies still to be gained in today’s manufacturing process. The shared understanding is that it isn’t as important as to how you got to where you are today; the key is being open to ways to improve how you achieve tomorrows new goals.
Attendees were looking for ways to streamline the process from the CAD team to the Machinist and eliminate the wasted downtime that they were experiencing. Many were seeing times from 1-4 hours for every change that occurred in the iterative process to get a machine set up to run a specific part. As demonstrated, everyone was able to experience the value of a truly integrated CAM solution that natively sits within the Autodesk Inventor or Solidworks interface. The process literally takes 5-10 minutes.
The other major interest were the abilities to increase production time on the part itself and reduce the cost of tool wear at the same time. So how do you go faster and still increase tool life you ask, we demonstrated this with HSM’s unique Adaptive Clearing technology. Attendees watched as we ran a part in less than 50% of their predicted run time and at the end we were able to reach up and immediately grab hold of the tool with bare hand.
On display for attendees were a variety of machines that Maruka sells with the featured Fanuc Robodrill used in the event. Product run consisted of the following: material: 1018, Tool: .500 Endmill, Speed: 11,000, Feed: 200 ipm, DoC: 1.00, Stepover: .04
Founded in 1998, D3 Technologies is a consulting company that partners with manufacturers to help them leverage the latest in engineering technologies in order to design their products better and bring them to market faster. With multiple offices and training centers located all across the Midwest, D3 is a true partner that delivers solutions to help all manufacturing companies pursue continuous improvement goals to increase productivity and profitability. As one of the largest and most accomplished Autodesk Manufacturing Partners in North America, D3 focuses on 3D design, product data management/product lifecycle management (PDM/PLM), engineer-to-order (ETO), and configure-toorder (CTO) solutions. For more information on D3, please visit www.d3tech.net.
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