May 14, 2012 -
Sescoi exhibited its
WorkNC CADCAM software and its
WorkPLAN ERP and job management solution at the recent Die and Mould Show in Mumbai. The exhibition, which is in its 8th year and is organized by TAGMA the Tool and Gauge Manufacturers Association of India is the largest show for die and mold makers in the country attracting nearly 20,000 visitors.
The opening address by Mr Arun Firodia of Force Motors and Mr Deshmukh, Chief of MIG Manufacturing at Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, focused on the huge opportunities for growth in the Indian market over the coming years. Sescoi is already experiencing a boom in business across the subcontinent with a 30% increase in sales during 2011. To keep up with demand it has recently recruited two additional engineers to cover the Mumbai area.
For Sescoi the show was a great success with around 70% of visitors interested in the technology it offers to the die and mold industry for efficient CNC machining and optimized manufacturing management. On the stand, engineers were able to see the power of WorkNC V21, which includes, parallel processing for extremely fast calculation speeds, new rationalized automated 5-axis machining strategies in WorkNC Auto 5, Global Finishing strategies which cut the whole part in one operation, and intelligent Flat Surface Machining toolpaths which automatically identify and cut flat areas of the part in the most efficient way.
For companies visiting the show involved in die sinking, Sescoi’s WorkNC Electrode demonstrated that roughing and finishing electrodes can be quickly and simply extracted and machined directly from CAD model geometry. Holders are added from a library and machining carried out on several electrodes simultaneously using the software’s automated and intrinsically safe toolpaths. The datum is preserved throughout the whole process, making it easy to correctly position the electrode for the actual die sinking operation.
Indian companies keen to improve management efficiency in die and moldmaking were very interested in WorkPLAN, Sescoi’s ERP and job management solution enables engineers to work with as much or as little detail as required on each project, making the system highly flexible. Quotations and costs can be accurately established from historic information while real-time feedback ensures that costs and the status of production are known as the project progresses, which provides transparency for managers so that they can maximize profit levels. Version 4 of WorkPLAN includes a CRM module making it easy to manage sales opportunities, quotations, contacts and prospects and a new Serial Production module providing complementary functions for companies producing both the tools and the serial parts.
Being part of a supply chain can require interacting with multiple CAD systems and providing rapid feedback of comments and design changes. Sescoi demonstrated how WorkXPlore 3D, its high-speed view analysis and mark-up software, could import and interrogate CAD data from multiple sources. In addition because of its low cost, data can be shared around a company enabling more people to participate in the development process, shortening delivery times and optimizing the design through concurrent working.
Visitors to Sescoi’s stand were particularly interested in the showcase parts exhibited by the company. These included a complete head profile, machined on a DMG DMC 75VL machining center in P20 steel and programmed in WorkNC. The complexity of these parts and the quality of the surface finish impressed Indian engineers enabling them to appreciate how Sescoi’s software could improve performance in their own operations.
Image: Head Profile machined with WorkNC.
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