As more machinists and programmers start using brand-neutral tool selection software for easier workflows, providing digitised product catalogues becomes more vital.
When CAD/CAM programmers and machinists search for the right cutting tools and tool holders, the process starts in reverse. They look for tools first, then see the tool’s specifications and decide if it’s right for the job. But what if we turned this process around? Why can’t the user specify the job, and then get recommendations from tool manufacturers?
FANUC CORPORATION and MachiningCloud announced their partnership to provide integrated management of tool information at the shop floor. MachiningCloud is a product data provider for cutting tools, CNC machines and workholding. FANUC CORPORATION is the developer of iHMI, Intelligent Human Machine Interface. FANUC iHMI is a user interface for consistent support of shop floor operation by providing the necessary functions for each process —“PLANNING”, “MACHINING” and “IMPROVEMENT”.