Dapra / Machining Cloud Cloud-based technology to optimise manufacturing processes
CAD – US-based tool manufacturer Dapra has now partnered Machining-Cloud to offers its customers the company’s extensive range of indexable tools for milling – totaling 1,600 - on Machining-Cloud.
Dapra manufactures high-performance indexable carbide milling tools, workholding and positioning equipment and says that for most of these tools, CAD data is also accessible to the customers, while Machining-Cloud provides product data for cutting tools, CNC machines and workholding.
Cloud-based technology is convenient, allowing for optimal information search for the correct tool to best fit the job, not needing the laborious search through catalogues or multiple websites, Machining Cloud notes.
Another advantage is the ease to download useful information of the tool for its description, usage and geometric information directly into the customer’s shop floor software, such as CAM, simulation and tool management systems, which also saves time.
Michael Bitner, Dapra's VP of Sales and Product Management, says: “Dapra believes strongly in the continuing advancement of technological knowledge and the utilisation of resources designed to optimise manufacturing processes. The partnership with Machining Cloud is an effort towards the increased effectiveness of programming/processing methods through digital integration of Dapra cutting tool CAD data, along with other important application information, into the available tooling library. Instant access to manufacturer-provided cutting tool dimensional data provides a significant shortcut to the finished programme, as well as reduced opportunity for errors that can result in the manual tool-building process.”