Subtractive 3D Printing
The app that’s giving engineers full control in automated manufacturing
Production efficiency. Added Value. Better Quality.
The Automation Challenge Summarized
When it comes to manufacturing, a lot of process complexities may emerge at any given time. Taking a manual approach to finding solutions can be both time-consuming and highly inefficient.
Accurately determining the inputs of manufacturing processes requires costly research and development. Company personnel have to do a lot of physical testing to all units until the right model or prototype is achieved.
As such, CNC machinists oversee specific and dedicated software to create parts, tools and other mass-produced items. However, if this step is not executed or facilitated properly, it can lead to the breaking of another tool, and thus the whole system.
The Vision Behind the Process
Subtractive procedures are generally utilized in assembling or manufacturing processes. Material gets ‘subtracted’ from a roughly molded beginning part to accomplish the final shapes and desired measurements required. With years of experience in the manufacturing industry, our client wanted to create a highly efficient solution for his CNC machinists. He hoped to ensure the delivery of more robust machine parts which would have higher resistance and smoother finalizations in comparison to the alternative: additive printing.
So, he contacted Scopic, due to our former experience in CNC software development, with the purpose of effectively automating their manufacturing processes.
The Scopic Solution
Scopic’s expertise in Subtractive 3D Printing led to the development of an advanced tool for the automated creation of CNC machine paths for parts manufacturing. This application uses volume modelling so the user can see the design of the model at any stage before sending tool paths to their machine. This game-changing piece of software has given engineers full control over the manufacturing process. It has also reduced the risk of human error that often leads to broken tools or malfunctioning parts.
By tapping into the power of manufacturing software development, this application is significantly increasing the efficiency of the engineers who create paths for cnc machines.