Our minimal CNC and CAD experience was of initial concern to us but with the FANUC’s reassurance, demonstrations and ultimately a training course at their UK Headquarters we felt enthused and confident in both our own ability to deliver as well as having purchased the right machine to work with.
Immediately following our training the ROBOCUT tool and die making machine was put to work. A die that would have previously taken 40 hours to produce was programmed and set in 2 hours and cut within a further 16 hours. A time saving of over 50%. Even more impressive was that the tooling ran first time when trialled on our extrusion line and without need of tuning.
The saved man hours can be spent on other areas such as R&D, product trials, tuning of tooling or the design of new dies. We are now working more efficiently and experience can only see things improve further still.