HSC Gets Fast & Consistent Results with Advanced CAM Solution
Handling Systems & Conveyors (HSC) had integrated their CAM solution with Inventor several years ago, and it worked well. But they began reaching the capacity of the tools and were looking at options to help increase output without increasing staff. After attending an IMAGINiT webinar on automating CAM processes using FeatureCAM, the team was intrigued.
“I wanted to see just how much faster FeatureCAM was, so I asked IMAGINiT to use it to program a part that had taken my team about five hours to make using InventorCAM. IMAGINiT did the job in just 15 minutes, and I was convinced!” - Phil Tawney, Lead Engineer and Production Manager, HSC
Phil worked with IMAGINiT to develop a solution that included customizing FeatureCAM to match their demands with the software’s capabilities and a goal of delivering HSC a tested, production-ready platform they could use on day one. The solution included the FeatureCAM software, implementation, onsite training, and ongoing support. The training was successful. The implementation concluded on Thursday afternoon, and by Monday morning, HSC was in full-blown production with their new CAM solution.
“We immediately saw a staggering ROI,” said Phil. “With FeatureCAM, the team was programming parts 10 times faster than they were just a few days before.” Jordan Taylor, CNC Programmer, HSC, says: “Because the parameters are programmed into the software, consistency is greatly improved. When a customer orders duplicate parts later, it is easy for us to fulfill the order quickly.”
“FeatureCAM is the right solution for us today and in the future. Today, we make parts much more quickly, which means our customers are happy. Rework has been reduced, which keeps employees happy. Moving forward, we have the capacity to prepare quotes and cost estimations more quickly and to make more parts, which will increase profits. And, as parts gain in complexity, we can confidently make them to their specifications.” concludes Phil.
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