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CAMplete Solutions Partners with Haas F1 Team

CAMplete Solutions Inc., has partnered with Haas F1 Team in the FIA Formula One World Championship.

CAMplete TruePath provides sophisticated yet easy-to-use tools for simulating and verifying tool paths by delivering an unprecedented level of control over the programs utilized by CNC machinists. With CAMplete TruePath’s tool path editor, all data is kept synchronized regardless of what edits are made.

“Every program created in our shop is posted and simulated in CAMplete TruePath,” said Greg Syverson, CNC Shop Manager, Haas F1 Team. “It has been invaluable for helping us achieve successful, unattended machining of complex components made specifically for wind-tunnel testing on our 60-percent scale-model car.”

Haas F1 Team Partnership

Real-time simulation from CAMplete TruePath shows users how their programs will operate in the real world. Problems can be identified and corrected before a program is ever sent to a milling machine. Simulating the true machine path allows operators to isolate 5-axis deviation errors, eliminating guess work. This is crucial in the high-tech world of Formula One, where tolerances are incredibly tight and success or failure is determined by thousandths of a second.

“We are thrilled to officially announce our partnership with Haas F1 Team,” said Jeff Fritsch, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, CAMplete. “Formula One is more than an exciting worldwide sporting event watched by millions, it is also one of the most technically challenging fields of engineering. Knowing the complex nature of the work done by Haas F1 Team, we are proud that our software solutions are providing the team the tools it needs to compete at the highest level. At CAMplete, we thrive on helping our users excel in the most challenging endeavors. We are excited for the challenges ahead and look forward to supporting and growing with Haas F1 Team in the FIA Formula One World Championship.”

Read more about our new partnership and learn more about the Haas F1 Team here.
Learn more about how TruePath can help you get the most out of your Haas Machine here.

CAMplete Solutions Announce Partnership with GROB

CAMplete Solutions have partnered with Grob Systems Inc. to offer CAMplete Truepath to their new and existing customers. TruePath will be available for purchase on all GROB Universal Machining Centers.

GROB Systems build industry leading universal 5-axis machining centers. Their unique retractable spindles provide unmatched accessibility to the workpiece in a collision-free environment. GROB machines are easy to install and maintain and provide outstanding performance in high-precision industries like medical, aerospace, mold and die.

Grob G350

Quote from GROB:
“Working with CAMplete allows GROB to provide its customers with a universal post processing solution, regardless of their preferred CAM software. Implementing CAMplete as a proven and factory-supported product will be highly convenient for our customers and efficient for our applications engineering team.” – William Vejnovic, VP Sales, Universal Machines

Quote from CAMplete:
“We are honored and excited to be partnering with a leading machine tool builder in GROB. This partnership will provide our mutual customers with a complete and easy to use solution for their milling machines. As machines and software continue to become more advanced, the need for a solid post processing and verification software is now greater than ever. This partnership will enable our customers to get the most out of their GROB machine.” – Jeff Fritsch, VP Sales and Marketing

For more than 90 years, GROB Systems has been a global player in the development and manufacturing of machines and production lines. The product portfolio ranges from universal machining centers to highly-complex manufacturing systems with automation and fully automated assembly lines. With production plants in Mindelheim (Germany), Bluffton, Ohio (USA), São Paulo (Brazil) and Dalian (China), and worldwide service and sales subsidiaries, GROB is represented around the globe. Learn more at www.grobgroup.com.

Read more about our new partner on our GROB page here: GROB 

CAMplete Solutions Sign Partnership with Doosan Machine Tools America

CAMplete Solutions Inc. and Doosan Machine Tools America have joined forces to offer CAMplete TruePath to their new and existing customers.

Doosan Machine Tools America offers a complete lineup of turning and machining centers for small to large sized parts. The high-speed, high-precision 5-axis machining centers enable ultra-high-precision, simultaneous 5-axis control for aviation and medical parts, and five-sided machining centers offer economically feasible multi-facet/complex shape machining, depending on customer needs.

CAMplete TruePath will be available for purchase for all Doosan Machine Tools America milling machines. Equipping Doosan’s CNC machines with CAMplete’s verification, post processing and simulation software will save users time and money.

Quote from Doosan Machine Tools America:
“Offering CAMplete’s TruePath software allows us to provide a proven, universal post-processor that also includes verification and optimization for the most efficient use of our customers’ Doosan 5-axis and 5-sided milling machines. The collision detection offered with TruePath brings peace-of-mind, lowers the learning curve for those new to 5-axis machining, and truly helps save time and money. Given all the benefits of TruePath, partnering with CAMplete for our 5-axis and 5-sided product offerings was an easy choice.”
– Jim Shiner, Director of Sales and Marketing

Quote from CAMplete:
“We are excited to be partnering with an industry leader in Machine Tool Manufacturing like Doosan Machine Tools America. As one of the world’s largest CNC Machine Tool Builders, this partnership will provide our mutual customers with a rock solid “out of the box” solution. This is a tremendous added value for any new and existing Doosan customer, especially as both machines and software get more complex every year. Customers are noticing and invest heavily into 5 axis machines, and this new partnership is here to ensure they get the most out of their machine. We are honored to be part of Doosan Machine Tools America’s growth and look forward to helping people transition safely and easily to 5-axis machining.”
– Jeff Fritsch, VP Sales and Marketing

Doosan Machine Tools is a global provider of world-class turning centers and machining centers. Our product line spans over 300 fast, efficient and reliable machines that are ideal for our customers’ applications. Visit our website www.doosanmachinetools.com to access comprehensive product guides, contact support and check out the latest Doosan news and video content.

Visit out dedicated Doosan page to read more: Doosan Machine Tools America

CAMplete Solutions Celebrates 20 Years of Success

This summer marks the 20-year anniversary of CAMplete Solutions Inc. Since 1998 CAMplete has specialized 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. CAMplete customers benefit from dramatic improvements to CNC machine optimization, NC programmer productivity and manufacturing process efficiency.

From our original product, CAMplete Port to our now flagship product, CAMplete TruePath, and everything else in between, one thing has remained constant for over 20 years: helping our customers get the most out of their machines. CAMplete will be previewing the newest edition of TruePath at IMTS this fall.

Look at the pictures below to see how far we have come. From TruePath then, to TruePath now.

Old TruePath Screen ShotTruePath 2019

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

For more information on AbrSystems and their product offerings visit their website here: http://www.abrsys.com.br/en/home or contact them at 51 3091 1266 or abr@abrsys.com.br

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:

Automated Work Piece Datum Probing
Datum Probing

  • Quickly create probing routines to find datums using defined stock part features. Now programs will be ready to run with automated workpiece probing routines, eliminating time-consuming and error prone on machine development
  • Highly customizable post-processing engine provides nearly infinite control over the probing G-code

3D View Updates
Improved Metal Shading

  • Realistic rendering including metal shading, reflection modeling, advanced lighting modeling and edge drawing, which all help highlight important geometric features
  • Enhanced highlighting mode to more clearly show selected objects in 3D
  • 3D Space Mouse support that works directly with the driver control panel UI
  • Hardware Driver Support for a wider variety of video cards, allowing users to run TruePath effectively on their existing laptop

Simulation Improvements
Collision Mode Pausing

  • Collision Mode Pausing and Interpolation View allows the user to precisely examine all points of motion, even between programmed points
  • 3D Sectioning options to “slice” through parts, fixtures and machine components to clearly see the points of interest
  • Improved 3D collision visualization to easily see the interference of the 3D geometry Interactive machine jogging directly in the 3D View

Program Management

G-Code Comparison Tool

  • Reload Operations from the source CAM files without losing edits to other operations, saving users time when fine-tuning individual operations
  • G-Code Comparison Tool compares edited G-Code to the original TruePath project. Simple changes can be automatically imported back into the TruePath project file to ensure tweaks are reflected in the original source CAM data.

“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

Click here to learn more about TruePath.

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 Logo

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

Kitamura Machinery Partnership

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.

Visit our machine partners page to learn more about how our new partnership with Kitamura or check out this article from Modern Machine Shop.

CAMplete Solutions Announces Release of CAMplete TruePath 2018

CAMplete TruePath 2018

At EMO Hannover, CAMplete Solutions will officially release CAMplete TruePath 2018TruePath 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:
http://www.engineering.com/CAM/ArticleID/15558/Top-5-New-Features-in-CAMplete-TruePath-2018.aspx
http://shopmetaltech.com/shop-tools/dedicated-software-tools-for-five-axis-machining.html

CAMplete Seminar at MetalStorm 2017
Metal Storm 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

EMO Hannover 2017 - CAMplete Solutions

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 Logo - CAMplete

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 Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. Open House

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 

Elliot Matsuura Canada - CAMplete Solutions

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.