Dec 1, 2014 -- Missler Software, author of the TopSolid family of integrated CAD/CAM/ERP software, and Machining Cloud GmbH, product data content provider for the digital shop, announce a new partnership under which the companies plan to work together to provide TopSolid users with direct access to product data and knowledge - 3d models, cutting conditions, tool parameters - from the world’s leading cutting-tool manufacturers.
“Many cutting tools manufacturers now make their digital data available through the Machining Cloud portal. This agreement will enable TopSolid users to rapidly access directly these data during their part programming and machining simulation. Such modern technology will help them get the best tools and cutting conditions for their jobs, towards more efficient use of their CNC machines”, says Dominique Laffret, VP Strategic Partnerships at Missler Software.
Through the Machining Cloud, the cutting-tool manufacturer's descriptive, usage and geometric product data and application knowledge is always complete, up-to-date and readily available to be accessed anytime from any location and, or device. “By utilizing cloud technology and industry standards for cutting-tool data - including ISO 13399, GTC, STEP and MTConnect – together Missler Software and the Machining Cloud will provide a smooth, efficient flow of data from the cutting-tool manufacturers to the end users and their TopSolid software,” says Michael Taesch, Cloud Evangelist for the Machining Cloud GmbH.
Upon completion of the TopSolid Cloud Connection, the interface between the Cloud and TopSolid software, Missler Software’s customers will realize the following key benefits:
- time savings when initially populating their local tool database or screening the manufacturer’s entire catalog for new tools not presently in inventory
- enhanced machining processes by having the latest cutting-tool data available for CAM programming and CNC machine simulation
- a direct access to the cutting-tool manufacturers’ latest recommendations on cutting speeds and conditions for a given cutting-tool assembly in a given material
- abilities to make better choices, when searching for new cutting tools and when deciding how to best run them on their CNC machines.
The Machining Cloud apps run on Microsoft Windows® 7 and 8 powered desktop and tablet computers, as well as Android tablets and iPads. The Machining Cloud is a neutral platform open to all partners and suppliers, making it suitable for the needs of most shops.
About Missler Software
Missler Software, whose headquarters is located just outside Paris, France, is the software developer of the TopSolid CAD/CAM/ERP software range dedicated to the mechanical manufacturing, toolmaking, wood and sheetmetal industries. In 2013 company turnover was €27M for 200 employees. Every year Missler Software invests in the region of 30% of its annual turnover in Research and Development for its integrated software range. The company was founded in 1984 and has been present on the international market since 1997. Missler Software exports approximately 60% of its software licenses via a network of 80 value added resellers throughout the world. For further information visit www.topsolid.com.
About Machining Cloud GmbH
Headquartered in Stans, Switzerland, Machining Cloud GmbH is committed to revolutionizing the manufacturing industry by providing a platform to help manufacturers retrieve the applications, resources, services and information vital to maximizing efficiency and increasing productivity.
Machining Cloud GmbH works with the world’s best and largest providers of manufacturing equipment to offer an unprecedented amount of resources within a unified system geared at making the lives of manufacturers easier than ever before. For more information about Machining Cloud Intelligent Manufacturing, visit www.machiningcloud.com.
Machining Cloud CONTACT:
Machining Cloud GmbH
Phone: +1 805-437-4171
Missler Software CONTACT:
Phone: + 33 1 60 87 20 20