BioDapt Produced Prosthetics Used by More than 20 Paralympians
Plethora, a software enabled smart manufacturing company, performed one of their first projects on their newly installed Matsuura MX-520, for Biodapt. BioDapt, designs, manufactures and distributes high performance lower limb prosthetic components used for action sports and other similar activities.
The Moto Knee and Versa Foot were created by Mike Schultz, a professional snowmobile racer who lost his leg above the knee in 2008 due to an injury while racing. Mike wanted to get back doing the activities he loved, however nothing on the market allowed him to compete as he did before his operation. That combined with the realization that other amputees could also benefit from his equipment led to the creation of Biodapt.
Schultz list of accomplishments is already a long one, and this month he has the opportunity to add to it. Not only will Schultz himself be competing in the PyeonChang 2018 Paralympics, more than 20 Paralympians will be using BioDapt produced prosthetics.
How did CAMplete come into the equation? Michael Von Sothen, CNC Program Manager at Plethora had this to say:
“We bought the Matsuura MX-520 to support the growing demand for higher complexity parts, where tighter tolerances need to be held and a better surface finish is needed. With the addition of the Matsuura MX-520 and CAMplete software we have been able to run multiple parts at a time with simultaneous 5 axis toolpaths and have the confidence to run the programs without collisions. This increases our productivity by keeping the doors shut and the spindle running for longer periods of time.”
To read the whole story visit the Matsuura USA Website here: http://matsuurausa.com/biodapt-produced-prosthetics-used-20-paralympians-2018-winter-paralympics-pyeongchang-south-korea/
CAMplete Solutions Partnership with Kitamura Machinery
CAMplete is excited to officially announce our new worldwide partnership with Kitamura Machinery. Through this partnership, CAMplete TruePath will now come standard on all vertical and horizontal 5-axis machining centers. TruePath’s integrated suite of post processing, verification and optimization tools, will save Kitamura users both time and money.
Kitamura has been in business for over 80 years, and has earned a well deserved reputation for creating innovative machining centers. Kitamura strives to create the most technically advanced horizontal, vertical and 5-axis machining centers in the world. Through their partnership with CAMplete, Kitamura reaffirms their commitment to precision while also effectively making 5-axis machining easier for their end users.
CAMplete Solutions Announces Release of CAMplete TruePath 2018
At EMO Hannover, CAMplete Solutions will officially release CAMplete TruePath 2018. TruePath is a fully integrated, easy-to-use suite of tools designed to take you from your CAM system to your 5-axis machine, quickly and safely. With its integrated and fully customizable post-processor, CAMplete TruePath allows you to output your NC programs the way you want to. 5-axis simulation, visualization and verification tools give you the confidence of knowing how your machine will behave before you run a single line of G-code.
TruePath 2018 includes a redesigned user interface and a long list of new features that make the software more effective. The redesigned user interface makes navigating common tasks easier, quicker to perform and the software itself more intuitive to learn. Other improvements include: New NC format engine, improved kinematic options, Windows file system integration, an improved program editor, error analysis navigator, and geometry management view.
To learn more, check out what these publications had to say about the software:
CAMplete Seminar at MetalStorm 2017
On October 4th and 5th in Sudbury, Massachusetts at their corporate showroom, Methods Machine Tools Inc. will be hosting MetalStorm 2017.The event will include over 50 machines, featuring CAMplete partners such as Yasda, Nakamura-Tome, FANUC, and more. There will also be technical seminars spanning a variety of topics including one on CAMplete. MetalStorm is relevant to professionals from a number of industries including medical, defense and aerospace.
Visit here to pre-register for the event: http://www.methodsmachine.com/event/metal-storm-2017/
CAMplete Solutions Inc. Will Attend EMO Hannover 2017 Trade Show In Germany
The EMO Hannover is organised by the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association (VDW), located in Frankfurt am Main, on behalf of the European European Association of the Machine Tool Industries, (Cecimo). Exhibitors come to EMO Hannover from all over the world and from all segments of metalworking technology. With approximately 60% of exhibitors from outside of Germany, EMO Hannover is the world’s most international trade fair for metalworking. Experts from the industry know and recognize that fact – which is another reason why no other trade fair can match the international character of EMO Hannover’s visiting public.
EMO Hannover’s exhibitors have long since aligned their innovation cycles to the world’s leading trade fair for metalworking. As a result, more innovations are unveiled here than at any other trade fair in the industry – which in turn makes EMO Hannover a key point of reference for the decision-makers in the production technology segment.
EMO Hannover presents an unparalleled width and depth of products and services throughout all production areas, from machine tools and production systems for cutting and forming which form the heart of machining, precision tools, accessories and controller technology, to system elements and components for automated manufacturing. This is what makes EMO so attractive and draws the whole spectrum of user industries to Hannover.
EMO visitors such as CAMplete Solutions Inc., are best qualified specialists who come from all over the world. Their in-depth knowledge of the industry and their decision making power is unequaled. That is owed to the innovation potential of productivity and efficiency presented to them at the fair. Check out the latest features of CAMplete TruePath and TurnMill at our partner’s booths!
Matsuura USA Case Study
Matsuura USA has recently shared a case study to their website that was previously featured in Modern Machine Shop. This case study goes into detail about how MAC Machine Company drastically reduced set-up times using TruePath Software and Matsuura Multi-Pallet systems.
The shop used CAMplete TruePath Software to bridge the gap between their CAM System and their Matsuura Machine. Shop foreman, John Leonard stated that TruePath Software gives them an invaluable edge over the competition which he believes was a key part in their companies success with lights-out machining.
With multi-pallet systems and CAMplete software MAC Machine Shop was able to make some very impressive improvements. These include, a 30 percent reduction in labour rate, a 70 percent reduction in the number of cycles required to machine a part, and an 85 percent reduction in set up time.
To learn more about this success story visit the Matsuura website site here: http://matsuurausa.com/shop-reduces-setup-time-matsuura-multi-pallet-machines/ or, to learn more about how our partnership can help you with your 5-Axis Machining visit our page dedicated to Matsuura.
CAMplete Solutions Inc. Will Attend Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. Open House April 19-20th, 2017
Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. will hold it’s Spring Open House this April 19-20th in St. Paul Minnesota. The open house will feature educational seminars and presentations that will focus on how users can optimize the output of their 5-axis machining centers and provide new technologies that will improve productivity, along with topics focused on 5-axis machining solutions and advancements in CNC capabilities.
CAMplete is excited to showcase our solutions dedicated to Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. CAMplete’s post-processing and machine simulation solutions help Matsuura users get the most out of their 5-Axis machines by providing everything needed to generate proven edit-free G-Code, analyze, modify and simulate real tool motion in an integrated 3D environment. CAMplete TruePath, an integrated Suite of Post-Processing and Verification software tools dedicated to Matsuura 3, 4 and 5 axis machines, saves time and money by bridging the gap between all CAM systems and your Matsuura machine tool. CAMplete representatives will also discuss how CAMplete IPS (Intelligent Protection System) can provide real-time crash avoidance and virtual protection of your Matsuura machine. CAMplete seminars will begin each morning at 10:00 am.
CAMplete Solutions Inc. Will Attend Elliot Matsuura Canada Open House April 25-26th, 2017
More than 25 supplier representatives will be in attendance at Elliot Matsuura Canada Inc. open house this April 25-26th in Oakville Ontario; among this list is CAMplete Solutions Inc. there to discuss and answer any questions regarding our software solutions dedicated to 5-axis and TurnMill applications.