MachiningCloud to Provide Renishaw Product Data on Cloud
STANS, Switzerland, Aug 16, 2017 – Renishaw, provider of hardware and software solutions for on-machine probing including workpiece set-up, workpiece inspection, tool setting and broken tool detection, has partnered with MachiningCloud, product data provider for cutting tools, CNC machines and workholding.
MachiningCloud represents a new channel through which Renishaw will provide their customers with the digital product data needed to run today’s data-hungry shop software.
Through this new partnership, the product data for Renishaw’s family of Machine Tool Probes will be published on MachiningCloud, thereby providing the companies’ mutual customers a new, simple method to select and configure their machine tool probes. Additionally, through MachiningCloud, Renishaw’s customers will have immediate access to download up-to-date 3D CAD models of their probing components and assemblies for use in their CNC programming and G-Code simulation software.
Probing is an established best practice for maximizing the efficiency, quality, capability and accuracy of machine tools. Renishaw probe systems provide an innovative solution to improve the efficiency of machine tools. Touch probes on CNC machining centres and lathes can be used to identify and set up parts, measure features in-cycle for adaptive machining, and verify finished component dimensions.
“Our partnership ensures that Renishaw customers are a click away from complete and up-to-date product data, which directly affects the accuracy and efficiency of their workflow,” says Christophe Rogazy, Director of Product Management for MachiningCloud.
“Renishaw is very excited about our collaboration with MachiningCloud. Users now recognise the vital role that probing plays when implementing layers of control into their manufacturing processes. As such, the use of probes is being designed in from the start whilst the process is still fluid. To enable flexible planning, it’s essential to have quick and easy access to product data. The MachiningCloud platform delivers this and encourages users to think about process control techniques at the earliest possible stage,” states Derek Marshall, Director and General Manager for the Machine Tool Products Division at Renishaw.
Renishaw is one of the world’s leading engineering and scientific technology companies, with expertise in precision measurement and healthcare. The company supplies products and services used in applications as diverse as jet engine and wind turbine manufacture, through to dentistry and brain surgery. It is also a world leader in the field of additive manufacturing (also referred to as 3D printing), where it is the only UK business that designs and makes industrial machines which ‘print’ parts from metal powder.
The Renishaw Group currently has more than 70 offices in 35 countries, with over 4,000 employees worldwide. Around 2,800 people are employed within the UK where the company carries out the majority of its research and development and its manufacturing. For more information, visit www.renishaw.com
MachiningCloud is dedicated to leading a digital shift within the discrete manufacturing industry to deliver a new level of operational efficiency. Cloud-based applications, resources, services, knowledge, and digital product data from the world’s leading manufacturers of cutting tools, machine tools, workholding and specialty products are providing efficiency improvements by facilitating the flow of data to and from today’s data intensive shop-floor.
For cutting tool manufacturers and their customers, the MachiningCloud app is an Industry 4.0 solution delivering up-to-date cutting tool manufacturers’ product knowledge and data, fast-tracking cutting tool selection, CNC programming, simulation and shop floor operations. By providing data from the world’s leading suppliers, MachiningCloud eliminates the hassles of searching through printed catalogs, telephone calls and multiple websites to find optimal tooling, while also removing the burden of manually typing tooling data into CAD/CAM software.
For more information about MachiningCloud, Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 solutions, visit www.machiningcloud.com.