Sandviken, Sweden – Sandvik Coromant has partnered with Autodesk to bring major benefits to the future of Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM). The first step in this new partnership will remove the time-consuming nature of data selection by offering Autodesk customers access to the Sandvik Coromant tool data.
Sandvik Coromant is known for its experience in machining solutions and launches more than 2,500 new products per year. The partnership is part of a long-term vision for the company and will allow it to share its product knowledge with even more CAM users in Autodesk Fusion 360. Both the companies have similar goals to help customers remain competitive with new technologies and to deliver digital design and manufacturing solutions.
“Materials are lighter, harder and stronger, machines are more advanced, batch sizes are smaller and component design is increasingly complex — all of this leads to an increased need for CAM programming and skilled CAM users,” explained Jonas Ström, Product Manager, Sandvik Coromant. “As engineers, CAM users love seeking new technologies and testing solutions, but they are often limited by the time constraints associated with CNC machining. By providing them access to tool information, recommendations, and knowledge of unique machining methods at the click of a button, we hope to simplify their process.”
“Manufacturing and metal cutting are already complex processes, and they’re often made more difficult by manually managing tooling information resulting in delayed setup times and increased room for machining error,” asserted Srinath Jonnalagadda, Vice President - Business Strategy for Design and Manufacturing, Autodesk. “By pairing our CAM software solutions with Sandvik Coromant’s deep tooling knowledge and expertise, we’re helping customers reduce time and improve efficiency in the preparation phase.”
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