The Ultimate Solution
By Bryan Felsher,
True Precision CNC
Recently, one of our customers was given a complex aerospace component to manufacture, along with a set of ten "proven" G-code programs written for a Mazak 4-axis machine. Having these proven programs could prove to be a great advantage, saving the customer many hours and dollars of programming fees. However, the problem was that this customer did not own a Mazak machine, but rather had a Mori-Seiki 4-axis with a Fanuc controller.
We received the panicked phone call regarding this very hot job, requesting if there was anything we could do to help out! This type of project is not one normally taken on by True Precision. Typically, we program parts from scratch ourselves. After searching the web, and making phone calls to many of our contacts, we found Kipware XC software by Kentech. If this software worked as described, it was the Ultimate Solution!
We made the decision to purchase Kipware XC after a brief phone call with Ken, the owner of Kentech, maker of Kipware XC. The software was so easy to use and learn, that on the first day, we converted all 10 programs. Needless to say, the low $395 asking price for Kipware XC was paid for many times over, within hours of purchase! Now, True Precision offers G-code conversions without the need of the source CAM system data. We believe that this is a valuable service, and will turn large profits for True Precision.
True Precision is a CNC programming services bureau specializing in complex multi-axis programming. They support any machine configuration and can be reached through their Website at www.trueprecisioncnc.com.
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