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.
Since we last updated this story, Mike Schultz has been awarded the ESPY Award for Best Male Athlete with a Disability, won gold and silver at the 2018 Paralympics, was featured on a Frosted Flakes box and served as the flag-bearer for the United States at the 2018 Winter Paralympics Parade of Nations.
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 Signs Partnership with AbrSystems in Brazil
AbrSystems has partnered with CAMplete Solutions Inc. to supply its software across Brazil. AbrSystems has signed the deal to offer their customers a complete and easy-to-use suite of post-processing, simulation and verification tools. Through this partnership, TruePath joins AbrSystems expanding software portfolio.
Established in 2001, AbrSystems offers its partners more than 15 years of experience in the world of machining, CNC programming and CAM software. AbrSystems is a leader in the machining industry that continually invests in developing relationships with suppliers and customers. AbrSystems distribute Mastercam and CAMplete TruePath throughout Brazil.
“We are happy to be expanding our presence within Brazil through an established partner in AbrSystems. TruePath is the perfect complement to their customers’ existing CAM system and is a great opportunity to provide a complete and out of the box solution that allows them to get the most out of their 5-axis machine.” –Jeff Fritsch, VP Sales and Marketing
“We are very happy to distribute TruePath in Brazil. It will allow us to provide superior post-processing, machine simulation and optimization to our customers. Customers no longer need to go through trial and error with the post writer till their post is fully customized. Truepath brings the confidence and safety customers’ need to maximize the investment in their 5-axis machines.” – Joao Abreu, General Manager at AbrSystems
CAMplete to Preview TruePath 2019 at IMTS 2018
TruePath 2019 will introduce new features to enhance user confidence and help them save even more time and money. These include automated workpiece datum probing, 3D rendering updates, simulation improvements, and enhanced program management. More information on the improvements include:
“We are extremely excited to add automated workpiece datum setup to our capabilities. This is just one more way we continue to add value for our users. In addition, visualization, simulation and program management improvements in CAMplete TruePath 2019 will make life even easier for manufacturers using TruePath. With every release, we strive to maximize our users’ 5-axis Machine tool investments. We can’t wait to see what our customers will make next. ” – Jeff Fritsch, VP Sales & Marketing
CAMplete Solutions Signs Partnership with Masentia in Northern Europe
Masentia has partnered with CAMplete Solutions Inc. to supply its software across Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Masentia has signed the deal to offer their customers a complete and integrated suite of post-processing, simulation and verification tools. Through this partnership, CAMplete joins Masentia’s already established portfolio with industry-leading products from Matsuura, Mikron, and Nakamura-Tome, among others.
Masentia distribute and service CNC Machines across Northern Europe. They are experts in numerous technologies including milling, turning, laser, and grinding. Masentia is a family-owned company that is known for working hard to create loyal customers and build long-term relationships that create the greatest possible value for all involved.
“We are pleased to have entered into a partnership with CAMplete – a well-reputed company who can support us in succeeding even more now with the CAMplete TruePath software solutions for our high-end 5 axis machines from GFMS ( Mikron ) and Matsuura. We look forward to our future cooperation.” – Michael Nicolaisen, Managing Director, Masentia Engineering
“We are excited to partner with a dedicated and reputable company like Masentia to expand our reach within Northern Europe. This is a great opportunity to provide our future mutual customers a complete and out of the box solution that allows them to get the most out of their CNC machines. CAMplete TruePath is the perfect complement to the high end machines and software solutions already offered by Masentia.” –Jeff Fritsch, VP Sales and Marketing
Through our partnership, CAMplete TruePath will come packaged with all GF Machining Solutions and Matsuura 5-Axis Machines sold by Masentia. TurnMill will also be available for purchase on all Nakamura-Tome machines offered by Masentia. Learn more on their website here: www.masentia.com
CAMplete Solutions Signs Agreement with WD Hearn in South Africa
WD Hearn Machine Tools has joined forces with CAMplete to supply an integrated suite of post processing, verification and optimization tools dedicated to 5-axis machining centers. Through this partnership, CAMplete TruePath will be available on all new and existing 5-axis machines from WD Hearn.
Graeme Cooper, Sales Director at WD Hearn had this to say about the new partnership:
“We have signed this deal to help our clients avoid expensive collisions and interferences, whilst also optimizing processes to ensure the best possible machine cycle time. For 20 years CAMplete Solutions has been specializing in the development of advanced NC post-processing and verification solutions dedicated to 5-axis and multi-tasking technology, for manufacturers in major industries around the world,”
Jeff Fritsch, VP of Sales and Marketing at CAMplete Solutions adds: “We are excited to partner with WD Hearn to expand our presence within South Africa. WD Hearn’s experienced technical support and sales staff make them an ideal partner to provide CAMplete TruePath within the country. This partnership leverages our existing relationship with Kitamura to provide WD Hearn customers with an integrated and comprehensive solution.”
To learn more about WD Hearn Visit their website at www.wdhearn.co.za or contact them at +27 11 970 7005
CAMplete Solutions Announces Partnership with GCode Engineering Solutions
GCode Engineering Solutions Pty Ltd is a leading provider of engineering solutions focused on the CAD/CAM engineering field, specializing in systems software applications. Gcode Engineering serves as the Australia distributor for Mastercam, and now CAMplete TruePath. By signing the deal, GCode Engineering help their customers avoid expensive collisions and interferences, while also optimizing processes to ensure the best possible machine cycle time. Adding CAMplete TruePath to their portfolio allows GCode Engineering to offer their customers a complete solution of post-processing, simulation and verification.
GCode Engineering had this to say about the new partnership: “The team at Gcode Engineering are excited to partner with CAMplete solutions Inc, their integrated post-processing and virtual machine software will allow our customers to reduce setup time, and have peace of mind that there posted code, will produce the parts they need the first time. Gcode Engineering solutions are looking forward to supporting our customers in Australia & New Zealand.”
Jeff Fritsch, VP of Sales and Marketing at CAMplete Solutions commented, “We are excited to partner with GCode Engineering Solutions to expand our reach into these rapidly growing markets. GCode Engineering has a reputation that precedes them, both in the Australian market and around the globe. With their recent addition of capabilities for high-end machines we felt they were the perfect partner to extend our reach within the region. This partnership leverages our existing relationship with Mastercam to provide GCode Engineering customers with an integrated and comprehensive solution.”
For more information on GCode Engineering’s technology and services, visit www.mastercam.com.au or contact them at 0478 674 970
CAMplete Solutions Announces Partnership with ETG
CAMplete Solutions has joined forces with Engineering Technology Group to supply CAMplete software across the UK and Ireland. CAMplete joins ETG’s already established software portfolio, with industry-leading products including Mastercam and CIMCO. CAMplete Truepath TurnMill will be shipped with all ETG Nakamura-Tome machines, and CAMplete TruePath will come standard with all new Chiron, Hardinge Bridgeport, Quaser, and Bavius machine sales.
Through this partnership, ETG continues to provide their customers with turnkey packages that improve cycle times, remove production bottlenecks and save customers money. Jamie Fletchmoore, Director General Manager at ETG Ireland had this to say about the partnership:
“Our partnership with CAMplete provides another dimension to our all-round service. After generating tool paths and checking the full kinematics of the machine, users can then run their code through the software for post processing, simulation and optimization.”
He continued: “These solutions can potentially be fitted to all of the CNC machine tools we supply from new, with some also available to be retrofitted. The ability to avoid costly collisions can save thousands of pounds in replacement parts and machine downtime. Not only does it safeguard the machine, it gives the end user optimization over the process as they can see in real time what the actual cycle time of the part will be, without cutting anything. Once it has been proven, the program can be sent direct into the machine ready to go.”
For further information on ETG visit their website here: http://www.engtechgroup.com/
To learn more about this new partnership, watch this interview with MTDCNC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYypvvX89sc
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.