ASCENTEC adopts NCSIMUL Machine from SPRING Technologies for its new 5-axis horizontal machining center

"High-speed manufacturing has been one of the greatest strengths of our business," explains David Gilliat, Director of Manufacturing and Machining Technology

Paris, Nov 20, 2014 -- Ascentec Engineering was established in 2001 by a team of process and manufacturing engineerswith a solid background in electronics manufacturing processes.

The founders brought with them experience in designing innovative and productivity-enhancing tools and fixtures that held up to the   technology changes within the industry and gained an enviable reputation as an EMS industry leader for tooling solutions.

In 2007, Ascentec began a Precision Machining division focused on providing quick-turn prototype and short-run production contract   machining, along with integrated assembly services.

CHALLENGES

It’s an unhappy day indeed when a CNC machine crashes and it may take days, perhaps weeks, for the damage to be assessed and repaired. During that time, the shop staff not only loses the machine’s productive capacity but worries that it may not be possible to   restore the machine to its previous ability to hold tight tolerances. It is bad enough when a vertical 3-axis CNC mill crashes, but when it happens to a 5-axis system that costs many times more, the downside is more serious.

With this in mind, Ascentec Engineering began researching the market for advanced machine simulation software when it anticipated the installation of its first 5-axis horizontal machining center in 2011.

After narrowing the field to two simulation packages, the company selected NCSIMUL Machine from SPRING Technologies Inc. based on the software’s capabilities, ease of use and   integration with its Mastercam CAD/CAM software from CNC Software Inc., Tolland, CT., noted David Gilliat, director of manufacturing and machining technology for Ascentec.

BENEFITS

Ascentec’s 4- and 5-axis manufacturing systems have grown to five machines. The equipment is used extensively for production and   prototyping projects in support of the company’s aerospace and semiconductor-manufacturing customer base. During this time, there has not been a single crash.

After two days of training, the company’s four multiple-access programmers had a solid working knowledge of the software and its primary features.

NCSIMUL Machine is accessible to a programmer via a button in the Mastercam programming environment. Ascentec personnel still use the CAM software’s simulation features when programming, but they push the button and run it through NCSIMUL Machine before they post the code to a multiaxis machine.

NCSIMUL Machine analyses the machine-specific G-code and how the machine will perform based on actual machine and controller   characteristics.

This analysis, which takes about 15 minutes, results in:

- Detection of coding errors

- Analysis of machine performance

- Verification of the simulated part’s geometry

- Automatic flagging of unacceptable conditions

During the past several years, Ascentec’s machining department has experienced substantial sales growth, nearly doubling each year for the past three years—much of it is attributable to the company’s expanding 4- and 5-axis machining capabilities. Simulation software has positively influenced this expansion. In addition, customer service has improved.

“High-speed manufacturing has been one of the greatest strengths of our business, helping to produce higher-quality work and shorten turnaround times for our customers. The fact we are investing in things like NCSIMUL Machine to protect the equipment that their products are running on is important to them. Our customers have taken notice, which will allow us continually grow in this direction.” David Gilliat, Director of Manufacturing and Machining Technology.

About SPRING Technologies

SPRING Technologies enables the optimal use of manufacturing companies’ CNC machines, maximizing their productivity. Its smart solutions are integrated, intelligent, instrumented, and based on its “NCEXPERIENCE” philosophy. The NCSIMUL SOLUTIONS portfolio, integrated the complete machining process, in real time, including cutting and tool management, post-processing, NC simulation, technical content publishing and DNC monitoring.

Based in France, Germany, PR China and the USA, the company established in 1983, collaborates with manufacturers in aerospace and defense, transportation, energy, industrial equipment and medical devices sectors worldwide.

For more information, visit:  www.springplm.com

NCSIMUL, NCEXPERIENCE, WYSIWYC, Optitool and NCdoc are registered trademarks of SPRING Technologies or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.

Contact:
Silvère Proisy
SPRING Technologies Inc.
General Manager
617-401-2197
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Philippe Solignac
SPRING Technologies HQ Corporate Marketing  
Director
33 (0)1 43 60 25 00
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Lynn Gorman Communications LLC
352 489 4788
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