The Widia Novo digital process planning system has been enhanced with newly designed elements to enrich content and continue streamlining machine shop processes.
Among many capabilities, Widia Novo technology can supply a quick turnaround quote on modified standards of solid drills. Recently added to the Novo platform is the quoting of modified drill sizes and an improved search engine and channel connections.
“In minutes, Novo can supply a quick turnaround quote on solid drills modified against the standard option. We’re continually adding new internal support systems that make finding the right tool even easier. Just tell us what you’re looking for and Novo can quote it, with expected delivery – fast,” says Katie Richardson, Novo director of programme management.
“We’re always working to improve our search engine. We took the ranking function of ‘Novo Advise’ and applied it to our product search so that the system can now rank the hundreds of turning inserts that fit your tool holder by performance and value. Machine shops can quickly choose the most effective tooling package based on performance, availability, price or whatever parameters they choose.”
Novo combines tens of thousands of tools with 90 years of process knowledge into a cloud-enabled digital knowledge stream that interfaces with CAM packages, pre-setters and a growing number of technology providers. Responding to user questions, Novo defines machining sequences, selects and ranks the best tools, builds tool assemblies, downloads CAD models for simulations and process planning, and obtains application parameters that include speed/feed recommendations and inventory availability – all in minutes.
Tooling recommendations can be further optimised for a customer’s specific machines and conditions.