Case Studies Teaching the Next Generation Problem solving is the crux of every manufacturer’s job, which is why tackling challenges is at the heart of the machine-tool technologies curriculum at Minnesota’s Central Lakes College. Central Lakes College of Minnesota uses Edgecam in its machine-tool technologies program to shape new generations of programmers. Cutting-Edge Machining Numbers don’t lie, which is how manufacturers know when they’ve achieved the kind of greater overall efficiency and competitiveness to which every manufacturer aspires. Anderdon Machine Tool & Manufacturing, Inc., uses Edgecam automation to increase efficiency while reducing human error and generating reliable programs. Edgecam Waveform Roughing Moves Gibbs Up a Gear One of the UK’s leading gear technology specialists saved an “astonishing” 45 hours – a complete week’s milling production time – on a batch of 30 gears manufactured in hardened tool steel, using Edgecam’s Waveform Roughing Strategy. Gaining New Ground Every manufacturer knows that change is the only true constant, so it should come as no surprise that most successful manufacturers continuously evolve to remain competitive. Job shop A&B Machine and Design uses Edgecam to fulfill a wide range of customer demands, and to diversify its capabilities. Full Steam Ahead With Edgecam Edgecam is helping a “toys for boys” manufacturer offer an important new service for model-making companies and private enthusiasts. Edgecam and Javelin Assist Growth For Aerospace Manufacturer Edgecam and Javelin have combined to assist growth for aerospace manufacturer Smiths Harlow. Edgecam optimises their ten different makes of machine tools, and Javelin gives them full control of their business. Edgecam Partnership Gives Jobs Boost For Harlow’s Talent Hotbed Harlow College says it has a hotbed of talent at its new Engineering Centre, and is training all its students on Edgecam, so they will have a practical advantage in the jobs market. Edgecam’s Waveform “The Only Way To Successfully Cut For Certain Complex Aerospace Applications” Cutting tool developer, Kyocera, has formed a business partnership with Edgecam to optimise metal cutting on its customers’ CNC machinery. Edgecam Slashes Lathe Roughing Cycles From 24 Minutes To Just 8 Machining trials carried out by Seco Tools using Edgecam’s new waveform turning roughing strategy, slashed a subcontractor’s roughing cycles by two-thirds, prompting them to invest in the software. 5-Axis Edgecam And Javelin Pave The Way For Al-Met’s Nuclear Diversification Edgecam and Javelin are combining to help oil and gas specialist Al-Met use 5-axis machining and full traceability of parts to diversify into the nuclear market. Edgecam Manages The Right Strategy For Taking The Brakes Off Edgecam’s Strategy Manager slashes programming time for complex motorsport braking pistons from four hours, to just two minutes. Streamlining for Success When long lead times for outsourced parts led to dissatisfied customers, Greg Caloudas took manufacturing destiny into his own hands. GSC Power Division manufactures performance cam shafts with help from Edgecam. Thriving as a One-Man Shop Like any professional one-man act, Joe McCoskey is well versed in the art of managing the varied, and often unexpected, demands of manufacturing. Edgecam helps McCoskey Precision Machine fill a manufacturing niche. AE Aerospace and Edgecam Reach New Heights AE Aerospace, which has recently celebrated its 2nd anniversary following a successful management buyout, says Edgecam is essential to carry out 5-axis work its customers are now demanding. Staying Ahead of the Game The Atscott Manufacturing Company tackles a wide range of machined and assembled parts with help from Edgecam. Atscott machines both metals and plastics, and among assembled products that the tier-one company produces are glue guns, tape dispensers, and portable towers manufactured for use by the armed forces. Edgecam Makes Food Industry Scrolling Kits A Piece Of Cake A long-established Newbury-based engineering subcontractor has invested in a DMC machining centre and Edgecam software in order to win long-term new business from a food company. Edgecam Makes 5-Axis Machining Simple For Rotary Specialists It was a big step for Advanced Innovative Engineering to invest in their first-ever CNC machine last year. And they went straight in with a 5-axis Mazak, driven by the powerful, but simple-to-use, Edgecam. Training the Manufacturers of Tomorrow As the U.S. manufacturing industry struggles to find its next generation of shop-floor pros, the heart of the trade — and its future — are alive and well at Northern Maine Community College, with help from Edgecam.