CLIENT CASE STUDIES

3DPS LLC

NCG CAM Reduces Programming Time of Injection Mould Tools by 50% at 3DPS LLC, Colorado, USA

Categories :Mould Tools

Date :02/10/2018

Client :3D Plastic Solutions LLC

About the Company

3DPS LLC located in the Pikes Peak region of Colorado USA provides concept through to production services for plastic injection moulding, 3D printing and prototype part development.

 

Requirements

Nearly everything cut at 3DPS LLC is complex 3D geometry. 3DPS LLC were looking for a powerful CAM system that could handle the many issues related to cutting inside, sometimes deep 3D geometry. They needed the ability to rest mill with ease when successively smaller cutting tools were used via either a stock model or reference cutter. Another requirement was for the software to collision check and account for tool holders. They also wanted the ability to easily trim unneeded parts of toolpaths. Lastly, to be able to use sequences or macros instead of starting each job from scratch.

 

Results from Purchasing NCG CAM

  • Programming time was cut in half from what 3DPS LLC had been using before for CAM.
  • The many machining strategies available has given them a better finished product.
  • Rest milling saves machine time cutting air and is easy to learn.
  • Modelling a cutter and holder couldn’t be easier, let the CAM system figure out where to cut.
  • Trimming and removing unwanted passes in a snap.
  • Creating macros to use on a different part works great and saves an incredible amount of time.