Automating the manufacturing process is about increasing capacity without increasing headcount, by taking labour cycles out of the design or the production processes. Using a combination of software integrations skills and unique software platforms, like product configurators (e.g. Custom X, and Configurator360), cloud based solutions (e.g. Fusion 360) and integrated CAM software (e.g. Hypermill and HSM), we have a powerful solutions set that can increase efficiency throughout the manufacturing process. A simple web form can be used to create models, quotes, manufacturing drawings, bills of material and even generate NC machine code at a touch of a button.
In some instances, through the use of feature recognition in the rules based engine and integrated CAM packages, it is possible to even generate NC machine code to drive 2.5D, 3 axis and 5-axis machines to automatically manufacture the products. This can dramatically reduce the level of technical skills needed to drive the CNC machines, often a prohibitive factor in manufacturing companies being able to scale the use of expensive machinery or expand the capacity in their workshops.
Many different products lend themselves well to automation including sheet metal design, communications or other types of cabinets, some types of industrial machinery or conveyors, structures like green houses, fans, pre-fabricated buildings, building products, racking, shelving, pipework, tanks, furnaces even the design of cabins for cruise liners. In fact any product that can described in words by a set of rules, varies parametrically and/or contains component variations are often suitable candidates.
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