How do we define the CAD-CAM process chain? The " CAD-CAM process chain " is a frequently mentioned and recurring buzzword in the field of production-related design. But what is this anyway? And who benefits from that? We want to address these questions together and try to find some answers. Digitization as a puzzle piece to the finished product Let's first look at the use of computers in design and manufacturing. The use of CAD software (Computer Aided Design) has been widespread in the field of design for many years. For this purpose, the software market offers a wide [...]
Digitalization. A mega trend, hype and revolution all in one, but at least one topic that affects all parts of a company, from the management down to the employees. The need for companies to deal with this topic is being increasingly emphasized by scientists, experts and politicians, and with full justification. The (digitalization-) mechanisms and technologies are so diverse and powerful that every company can make use of them and grow with the design of digital products, processes and business models. In our last blog article we already analyzed the most important reasons why digitalization projects fail . The main [...]
A topic that is rarely discussed because it is difficult to present is the failure of digitalization projects . On the one hand this is understandable, since nobody likes to publicly emphasize the failure of a project that is driven forward with a lot of energy and possibly also a lot of money. On the other hand, the professional exchange loses a lot of experience. Similarly, the danger of a repetition cannot be countered by other participants for similar reasons. Therefore, some of the practical experiences gained in everyday consulting will be presented here and some of the reasons for [...]
In addition to the possibility of using software such as the Teamcenter PDM system as supplied by the manufacturer, many customers take the opportunity to implement their own ideas of processes and views. The following example shows how the user interface of the Siemens Teamcenter PDM system can be customized and how the company's own program logic can be integrated. What is Teamcenter RAC? The Rich Application Client (RAC) is Teamcenter's most widely used user interface. With the help of the RAC, the user can access all Teamcenter functionalities that are important. A Rich Application Client generally, a graphical user [...]
Siemens NX - small helpers, big Impact - The use of existing standard systems in the company creates, besides the undisputed advantages of the use of widespread software, a limitation of the own processes to possibilities provided by the software. This does not only apply to office applications, browsers or ERP systems, but also to CAx and PLM software. The aforementioned restrictions can cause unwanted additional work here, for example through many clicks and extensive methods, or simply prevent desired processes. The major manufacturers of widely used applications are well aware of this fact and therefore frequently offer programming interfaces [...]
The solution for automated deburring with Siemens NX: The Automated Deburring Module from SWMS in use. Our video shows the application of the deburring strategy on a machine tool Spinner U-1520 with Heidenhain ITNC 530. In addition to the full support of 5-axis simultaneous movements, the particularly uniform shape of the deburring bevel is clearly visible. Innovative 5-Axis Deburring - Check out our Automated Deburring Module.
Error-free data for Fastener Positions What can ADT do? The Attribute Definition Tool ( ADT ) Software allows not only the pure geometric consideration but also an automated introduction of riveting and drilling information technology into CATIA V5 models. Consistent data management is important here. An airplane for example consists of many individual components and therefore a considerable amount of rivet positions come together. It would be efficient to bring these simply and most importantly fully automated into the component: Reliable-, Consistent- and Automated- processes. Exactly these requirements are fulfilled by the ADT (Attribute Definition Tool) Software. Designed for the [...]