MachiningCloud is a is a one-stop, industry-wide resource that gives you the ability to fast-track the process of creating tool assemblies. In 2018, it counted 750,000+ tool product data in its database, saving users 75% of the time required to source tools.
750,000 sounds like a lot of tools, but there were still quite a few absentees. That would in some rare cases force users to go back to their prior hunt and peck methods.
We are very happy and proud to tell you that the vast majority of those absences have been filled. Over the last year MachiningCloud database has grown by 114,424 tools. Partnerships have sprung up across the globe, increasing the total tool library by over 15%.
Some of the world’s best tool manufacturers have uploaded libraries of CNC machines, holemaking products, cutting tools, and workholding products to the cloud. Brands like MasterCut Tool Corp, PROMAX, Mitsubishi Hitachi Tool Engineering, Walter, Kyocera SGS Precision Tools, Jergens, and Allied Machine & Engineering have uploaded documentation, giving MachiningCloud users the ability to source from an even larger database. Read the full list of added toolsets below.
|Company||Toolset||How many?||Release Date|
|MasterCut Tool Corp||Solid Tools||17,500||4/2/19|
|PROMAX||Solid Carbide End Mill||6,600||3/26/19|
|ATA Tools||Carbide Burs And Router||1,800||3/12/19|
|Haas Automation||CNC Machine Tools||24||3/5/19|
|Emuge||Solid Tool Items||14,500||10/2/18|
|Mitsubishi Hitachi Tool Engineering||Milling Tools||Moldino Innovation toolset||9/25/19|
|Kyocera SGS Precision Tools (KSPT)||Solid Carbide End Mills, Drills, Routers And Reamers||10,000||7/10/19|
|Jergens, Inc.||Workholding Products||6,500||7/3/19|
|LMT Onsrud||Cutting Tools||4,000||6/26/19|
|Allied Machine & Engineering||Holemaking Products||6,000||6/21/19|
The Amazon of Machining
This is big news for the MachiningCloud user base. Imagine that in 2018, you could use MachiningCloud to source 80% of the tools in the world. Since for any tool type there are in many cases multiple vendors, this would mean you would be able to source much more than 80% of your tools through MachiningCloud’s CAD/CAM integrated application.
(Consider what happens on Amazon when a product vendor does not upload their catalog. In most cases, this just means that Amazon users will select another vendor tool with the same specifications.)
While machine tools are more precise than most vendors on Amazon, there is a lot of overlap between brands. So 80% of the tools in the world is still an incredibly useful catalog, much better than hunt & peck. But there would still be that one tool out of twenty that you might not be able to find, or it might not be the best price or the preferred brand. Well, in the last year the odds of this scenario actually happening just went from slim to almost 0%.
The year’s additions will help to reduce sourcing time even more while increasing convenience. On average, users reduce sourcing time by 75% by using MachiningCloud, a time reduction that was last year still limited by absent vendors. Another 114k+ tools in the database should bump up the time savings a bit more, as well as the convenience factor of using the application.
MachiningCloud Userbase Is Growing Quickly
Already 55,000 people use MachiningCloud. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there are 378,320 machinists in the United States. This does not include hobbyists, so the real number of practitioners is much higher. There is plenty of room for growth.
And with the product library reaching its potential limit, MachiningCloud user growth will likely accelerate over the next few years. MachiningCloud is potentially transformative for the machining community, which will be able to spend more time on production and less on sourcing.