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Haas Automation Partners with Machining Cloud

October 9, 2018 – Haas Automation and MachiningCloud jointly announce that they have partnered to offer Haas CNC machine tool product data, including a comprehensive collection of 3D CAD models for the complete line of Haas CNC machines, on the MachiningCloud platform.
The Haas MachiningCloud partnership will utilize the convenience and reach of MachiningCloud’s technology and enable customers to easily gather the product data they need to drive their CAM, Simulation and other data-hungry shop software. MachiningCloud simplifies the way customers gather the 3D CAD Models for their Haas CNC machines, workholding and cutting tools by providing them in one place and in the formats needed for today’s shop software. Included with the product data of more than 750,000 cutting tools, beyond the 3D CAD models, MachiningCloud also provides the descriptive information needed for part programming, and the usage information, including speeds and feeds, needed to run the selected cutting tools on the customer’s Haas machines.

While Haas Automation designs and manufactures CNC machine tools for the metalworking industry, MachiningCloud is a product data provider for world-leading cutting tool, CNC machine tool, workholding, and metrology manufacturers.

“By publishing their product data on MachiningCloud, Haas Automation is showing an industry-leading commitment to supporting their customers’ need for easy access to the information needed to drive their shop software. By having the product data for their machines, cutting tools and workholding available in one place, customers can quickly and easily find what they need to program their jobs and keep the chips flying”, says Christophe Rogazy, Director of Product Management for MachiningCloud.

“Haas Automation offers 3D CAD models for their complete line of CNC machines, allowing our customers to easily program and simulate their manufacturing processes offline in their shop software. By providing the models on MachiningCloud, we are providing our customers a convenient, single-source for the machine and cutting tool product data they need to run their shop”, says Scott Gasich, VP of Sales and Marketing at Haas Automation.

Things should be considered before buying a CAD/CAM system

Hi Friends,

When i surf on net, i got some useful stuffs related to CAD/CAM software’s as below.

“Things should be considered before buying a CAD/CAM system”

User Interface

  • Is the screen arrangement logical and easy to read?
  • Can beginners and experts pick functions conveniently?
  • Can you customize the menus and graphics display?

CAD Functionality

  • Does the software price include file translators?
  • What entity types can it create, import, and export?
  • Is it easy to modify geometric entities?
  • How easy is it to create a model from a print?

CAM Functionality

  • Can the system do simple and complex parts easily?
  • What entity types can the system use for machining?
  • Are toolpaths easy to edit?
  • Are toolpaths and geometry associative?
  • Can the system calculate feeds and speeds?
  • Are gouge and undercut avoidance built in?
  • Can you manually override defaults and protections?
  • Will the software automatically optimize feed rates?

NC Code Output

  • How does the system create NC output?
  • Does the software price include post processors?
  • Who will customize the NC output for your system?
  • Are post processors customizable by the user?
  • Is it easy to switch a program between machines?
  • Is visualization of NC code output available?

General Software Information

  • Are the CAD and CAM functions in same package?
  • Is the software developer strong in both CAD and CAM?
  • Are third-party packages available to add on?
  • Is there a growth path to more powerful software?
  • What other software is available from the company?
  • Is the software network compatible?
  • Software Maintenance and Update Policies
  • How frequently are software updates provided?
  • How much do software updates cost?

Software Training

  • What kind of training is available for the software?
  • Does the software price include training?
  • How much training will you need to become productive?
  • Are advanced training courses available?

Technical Support

  • What technical support is available?
  • How much will technical support cost?
  • Does the company publish customer newsletters?
  • Is there a users group for the software in your area?
  • Software Developers
  • Is the software company well established and stable?

Software Resellers

  • What is the reseller’s history?
  • Does the reseller offer local support?
  • Is corporate support also available?
  • What is the reseller’s territory?
  • Is the reseller dedicated to the CAD/CAM software?
  • What is the reseller’s skill level?
  • What is the reseller’s reputation?
  • Does the reseller demonstrate computer literacy?
  • Is the reseller familiar with your industry?
  • How strong is the reseller network?

Minimum Recommended Hardware Requirements

  • Processor type and speed:
  • Random access memory (RAM):
  • Graphics card:
  • Hard disk size:
  • Operating system and version:
  • Additional hardware or software:

Recommended Hardware Requirements

  • Processor type and speed:
  • Random access memory (RAM):
  • Graphics card:
  • Hard disk size:
  • Operating system and version:
  • Additional hardware or software:

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