VX CAD/CAM Selected for New Programs at the Erie Institute of Technology

New training facility to help anchor revival of the mold and die industry in NW Pennsylvania

Melbourne, Florida - October 25, 2007 - VX Corporation, specializing in CAD/CAM for plastic products and molds, announces that VX CAD/CAM has been selected by the Erie Institute of Technology for use in their new manufacturing and technology programs.

Revival of the Mold&Die Industry in NW Pennsylvania
Erie, Pennsylvania and the northwest corner of Pennsylvania in general, once considered to be the heart of the US mold and die making industry, suffered a downturn in the 1990's as much of the mold and die business moved offshore. However, with the adoption of advanced technology and software, local mold makers are proving they can successfully compete with offshore mold makers and are experiencing a revival of the industry in the area.

As part of the revival, the Erie Institute of Technology, www.erieit.edu, has recently added six new manufacturing programs and a new 50,000 square foot training center in Erie that includes computer labs for running CAD/CAM software and machine tools for providing hands on training. "VX CAD/CAM will have a big impact on our mold design and mold making programs. With VX mold design software, students will learn how to import models, fix undercuts, gaps and poorly defined draft angles while realizing the advantages of using software with built-in plastic processing know-how," said Kit Carson, CNC Program Director. "For machining molds, VX's QuickMill will help students learn roughing and advanced finishing techniques, how to optimize machine tool utilization for reducing wear and tear, and how to produce high quality finished molds that minimize polishing time." Erie Institute of Technology also has a plastic molding lab adjoining the machining center where students can confirm fits, functions and dimensional sizing of their plastic parts.

"Since VX has such a short ramp-up time for getting started, students are able to focus much more of their time on learning good design engineering and machining practices as opposed to having to spend an inordinate amount of time learning the software." said Bob Fischer, VX VP of Sales and Marketing. "The beauty of VX in an educational setting is that design students get an exposure to manufacturing practices while manufacturing students get an exposure to the design process all within one software package, and this ultimately increases the value of the students to the work force."

About VX Corporation
VX Corporation is a pioneering developer of CAD/CAM solutions for industrial designers, engineers and CNC programmers. VX enables speedy design with fully integrated, accurate manufacturing. Using a blazing fast hybrid modeling engine, engineers can take advantage of the speed of solids with the flexibility of Class A surfaces. Designers can create, modify, visualize, document and machine a vast array of parts and assemblies. From the entry-level Modeler, to the complete End-to-End, VX delivers power, performance and productivity.

# # #

For further information, contact:
Vince Mercurio 001 321 309 1008
VX Corporation
Email Contact

VX® is a registered trademark of VX Corporation


Review Article Be the first to review this article
SolidCAM: 10K CAM Contest

Featured Video
Jeff RoweJeff's MCAD Blogging
by Jeff Rowe
GE Additive’s Big Plans For Metal AM
Mechanical Engineer II - Requisition ID 090445 for L3 Technologies at New York, NY
ECAD Designer - Data Connectivity for Delphi at Auburn Hills, MI
Estimator / Bidder for Rulon International at Saint Augustine, FL
Upcoming Events
33rd Annual Coordinate Metrology Society Conference at Snowbird UT - Jul 17 - 21, 2017
EMO Hannover 2017 at Hannover Germany - Sep 18 - 23, 2017
The 30th Annual Integrated Process Excellence Symposium & Training at Wyndham Grand Bonnet Creek Resort Orlando FL - Sep 18 - 20, 2017
Additive Manufacturing Conference 2017 at Knoxville Convention Center 701 Henley Street Knoxville TN - Oct 10 - 12, 2017

Internet Business Systems © 2017 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy Advertise