Researching and finding the right cutting tool for a job can be a laborious, drawn-out process. Experienced CAD/CAM Programmers often rely on the same old tools over and over again. These decisions come down to old habits more than best practices. Beginning programmers don’t even know where to start. Calling manufacturer’s support lines, rifling through paper catalogues and websites for the information you need is inefficient. The good news is that there is a better way – a much faster way.
Why isn’t there a Google for cutting tools?
There is; it’s called MachiningCloud. Through the Android, iOS and Windows based app, you can quickly and easily find the right tool for any job. MachiningCloud is easy to use and puts all of the information you need right at your fingertips. The apps allow you to search for cutting tool items by browsing the manufacturer’s native product tree while narrowing your results using dynamic filters.
MachiningCloud is a universal platform open to the entire international machining community. You can get direct access to up-to-date product data for an accurate visual simulation of what the tool assembly looks like once completed. Through the ISOPlus Standard which utilizes ISO13399, STEP, GTC, DIN4000 and MTConnect, you are assured clear documentation of your tooling package. This standard makes cutting tool manufacturer’s descriptive usage, geometric information, and application knowledge readily available to power CAM systems, simulation and tool management software, cutting tool presetters, machine tools and other shop equipment.
You don’t even have to worry about whether something is out of stock or over budget. Global and local pricing and stock availability data is built-in. Without all of the guesswork and research, programmers report finding tools 75% faster resulting in 1-2 hours of saved time per day.
MachiningCloud is the fastest method available for cutting tool selection. All it takes is a quick download and a simple search will get you the right tool in a fraction of the time. If you would like to learn more about MachiningCloud and it’s benefits, download the app to try it out for free, or continue reading about how MachiningCloud make Job Management and Reporting easier too.