HCL CAMWorks software to implement industry-first steel turning concept
Machining solutions leader Sandvik Coromant has announced its partnership with global technology company HCL Technologies, to integrate its PrimeTurning technology into HCL CAMWorks software. The new partnership allows users of HCL CAMWorks to efficiently and securely plan PrimeTurning operations and maximise machining productivity.
The PrimeTurning methodology and supporting tools provide manufacturers with the industry’s first true ‘all-directional turning’ solution. Unlike conventional turning operations, which have remained largely unchanged for decades, PrimeTurning allows machine shops to complete longitudinal (forward and back), facing and profiling operations with a single tool.
Using two innovative and multipurpose tools, CoroTurn Prime A-type and B-type, PrimeTurning is proven to deliver greater efficiency and productivity results compared to conventional turning. HCL provides information technology services to various sectors of industry and offers a range of product solutions, such as its computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software, HCL CAMWorks. The platform is a feature-based CAM software that helps to increase productivity with adaptable automation tools, to optimize CNC code for easy implementation and to help users set up proper parameters and variables to secure maximum output.
HCL CAMWorks facilitates associative machining, which ensures changes to designs are always reflected in the toolpath. It also eliminates common time constraints with file transfers and gives users the ability to work with multiple platforms.
As part of the new partnership, HCL CAMWorks has integrated PrimeTurning technology into its software products. “Partnering with HCL CAMWorks is vital to ensuring customer satisfaction and helping them to improve efficiency” said Marko Stugbäck, Product Manager for Digital Machining Business at Sandvik Coromant.
“This new partnership means that our mutual customers can enjoy the benefits of our technology through an integrated channel, which makes the programming of machining operations more efficient and easier to manage. For instance, PrimeTurning can deliver a 50 per cent productivity increase, turning flexibility in all directions and greater machine utilization, reducing time set up and tool changes,” continued Stugbäck.
“HCL CAMWorks software is not only vital to machining operations like that of turning methods, but it also plays a major role in helping the wider manufacturing sector adapt to Industry 4.0. With this partnership, we aim to bring more value to end users and equip them with the tools needed for manufacturing in a digitalised world.”