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Image Optimising Computer-controlled Machining

A design system that reduces the need for specialist programmers to set-up computer-controlled machine tools improves shopfloor productivity and flexibility


FIRES has prototyped a new generation of computer-aided engineering (CAE) tool which supports an integrated approach to the rapid modelling, analysis and manufacture of complex mechanical components. The integration of these three separate disciplines allows engineers to optimise designs and keep manufacturing costs to a minimum.

Image Business perspective

The product is aimed at any engineering company designing and producing parts to be manufactured by computer-numerically controlled (CNC) milling and/or drilling, but has been tested in the specific area of mould tool manufacture. The benefits to the user are: