December 18, 2007 --- OPS-Ingersoll and Sescoi hosted a joint seminar on 5-axis machining for Chinese die and moldmaking companies in Shanghai on 15th November. Over 60 delegates, from the Shanghai area and Jiangsu and Guangdong provinces, where the majority of toolmaking companies are located, took the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in machining technology from a series of presentations and a live 5-axis cutting demonstration.
Mr Meiyu, from Sescoi China, explained the benefits of using WorkNC’s automatic 5-axis cycles in the moldmaking process. Auto 5 takes 3-axis toolpaths programmed in WorkNC and automatically converts them to 5-axis, simplifying a task which can sometimes be very complex. Sescoi engineers went on to prepare the toolpaths for the live machining demonstration using a combination of 3-axis, 3+2 and Auto 5 cutterpaths.
machining demonstration on the 5-axis OPS 550, Mr Jung from OPS-Ingersoll
explained how the rigidity and thermal stability of the machine, combined with
its high speed control unit, contributed to the quality of finish for high
speed machining. The OPS 550 is capable of feedrates up to 30m/minute and a
spindle speed of up to 40,000 rpm, making it a cost effective and compact
platform for moldmaking.
By combining the technology within WorkNC and the capabilities of the OPS 550, delegates could see that using 5-axis machining enables more of the part to be cut in one setting. This helps to reduce the need for resetting operations, and also the number of die sinking operations required to finish a mold. Furthermore, they were impressed by how 5-axis machining allows the use of shorter and more rigid cutters, which has a positive impact on the speed of machining and the quality of finish that can be achieved.
WorkNC is already used by leading manufacturers in China, including Shanghai General Motors, and Shanghai Koito Automotive Lamp Company, while OPS-Ingersoll, well known for the quality of its machine tools, has recently established its operation in Shanghai. Collaboration between the two companies on a seminar program will help Chinese engineers to understand the benefits of high speed machining and 5-axis cutting technology. Utilizing the techniques highlighted during the seminar will enable them to raise efficiency levels and increase operating profits.
For 20 years, Sescoi has been developing software solutions renown for their quality, reliability, ease of use, and automatic features, as well as for world-class technical support and service.
Sescoi has established sales and support offices across the United States, Europe and Asia in order to serve thousands of local and international customers from a range of industries.
Sescoi's software solutions include:
- WorkNC, an automatic CAM/CAD solution for 2 thru to 5-axis milling, featuring the award-winning 'Auto 5' module which automatically converts 3-axis toolpaths into simultaneous 5-axis toolpaths
- WorkNC-CAD, a uniform CAD solution for the entire manufacturing process
- WorkPLAN Enterprise, an integrated management solution for custom manufacturers that brings together company-wide data and resources enhancing knowledge, responsiveness and efficiency across the company.
- MyWorkPLAN, a cost effective and easy to implement job management system for small and medium sized custom manufacturers that controls quotations, time and resources, capacity and delivery dates to optimize performance and profitability.
With many years' business, engineering and software development experience, Sescoi understands customers' requirements, helps them master the challenges of new software implementation and build their business long-term.
For further information:-
Ms. Carol Jordan
International Marketing Manager
Sescoi International SAS
Blvd General de Gaulle
71009 Macon Cedex
Tel.: +33 385 216621
Fax: +33 385 216622
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