It is the first major machine tool manufacturer to partner with the organisation.
Japanese machine tool manufacturer Mazak has partnered with MachiningCloud, a provider of product data content for the machining industry. The partnership will in future enable Mazak customers to have direct access to complete and up-to-date cutting tool product data from cutting tool and workholding manufacturers.
Mazak is a global leader in machine tools, turning centers, machining centers, CNC technology, automation, and IoT solutions. MachiningCloud is a product data provider for cutting tools, CNC machines and workholding.
Mazak customers will now have direct access to complete and up-to-date cutting tool product data from world-leading cutting tool and workholding manufacturers, providing a simpler way to find the right cutting tools. They will have direct access to current and complete tooling data without searching through printed catalogues and multiple websites to find ideal tooling. This convenience and accuracy will save time and increase accuracy on the shop floor.
With the completed Mazak MachiningCloud interface, customers can enhance virtual machining experience through the assurance of having the latest cutting tool data, converting the assembly data downloaded from MachiningCloud to Mazatrol tool data, tool model on Smooth CAM RS, and making the best choice when searching for new cutting tools.
“We are excited about our collaboration with Mazak. The mission of MachiningCloud is to bridge the gap between physical cutting tools and digital shop software. Our partnership with Mazak will streamline the programming process to save time and increase accuracy. By bringing together valuable cutting tool data and knowledge into one application, this simplifies the cutting tool search process and gives Mazak customers more options and helps them make better tooling decisions,” says Chuck Mathews, managing director for MachiningCloud.
Additional tooling companies added
MachiningCloud have also announced that products from three additional tool companies are now available on MachiningCloud.
M.A. Ford manufactures standard, high performance and custom cutting tools with worldwide manufacturing and distribution facilities.
Dapra Corp. has 1 600 indexable tools for milling available on MachiningCloud. CAD data on most items is also accessible to Dapra customers. Dapra is a manufacturer of high-performance indexable carbide milling tools, workholding, and positioning equipment.
RedLine Tools, a brand of distributor Productivity Inc., manufactures specialty cutting tools, toolholders, and metalworking lubricants and has more than 22 000 products in its inventory.
For more information contact Hi-Tech Machine Tools on TEL: 011 608 0088 or visit www.hitech.co.za