your CNC operator is still programming your machines manually
standing at the control - You could be wasting valuable resources.
items that require CNC machining nowadays either supplied with a 2D CAD
drawing or a solid CAD model. It makes sense to use this data
directly to produce programs for the part rather than using the
dimensions from the drawing entered manually.
- It frees up
your engineer to do other more productive work.
- It cut down on the
possibility of human error made on transferring the dimensions to the
- It frees up your
machine for production (if it's not capable of running and
programmed at the same time).
- It allows
you to stockpile programs to make the most of your CNC capacity.
Why not let us take
care of the programming.
We can work directly from your CAD model or 2D CAD data. We can accept
many different formats: DXF & DWG for 2D drawings. Iges, STEP,
ACIS, VDA & Parasolids for 3D data plus many native file
including: Solidworks, ProE, Unigraphics, Ideas, Catia, Solidedge,
Inventor Cimatron, Rhino, Delcam and others.
is supplied with a setting sheet to show you
the datum used, the orientation and some key check dimensions and a
data sheet that shows the cutters and the parameters used
cutter length etc.) and the machining time.
your drawing or model to us for a free, no obligation,
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and Data sheets that we supply with all our programs are generated
automatically by our own software.
we have a unique
method of running our machining software. Over the
past 10 years we have developed a complete system to run alongside our
This system allows us, to run the
software through pre-stored macros with the added
flexibility of variables, loops and built-in functions. In short, this
allows us to build a library of macro code that we can test, perfect ,
store and re-use time and time again. It allows us to create complex
sets of machining strategies easily and quickly.
While our system is controlling
running our machining software it is constantly storing
about the cutter paths, cutter data and parameters so that when the
programming is finished our setting sheet software (also unique to
Alphatech) can use this data along with data from our job database to
create clear data and setting sheets.