Dapra Corp. partners with MachiningCloud Inc.

October 28, 2017 - 09:00pm
Dapra Corp.

Dapra Corp., Bloomfield, Conn., has 1,600 indexable tools for milling available through MachiningCloud Inc., Camarillo, Calif. CAD data on most items is also accessible to Dapra customers. Dapra manufactures indexable carbide milling tools, workholding and positioning equipment, and MachiningCloud is a product data provider for cutting tools, CNC machines and workholding.

The partnership utilizes the convenience of cloud-based technology, which enables customers to optimize the way they gather information for their manufacturing operations by searching for the proper cutting tool without having to use catalogs or multiple websites.

"The ability to feed Dapra's product data directly into customers' shop software offers tremendous time-saving benefits over paper catalogs and websites. MachiningCloud eliminates the need to manually type information into the end user's software", said Jessy Prevost, product manager for MachiningCloud.

Michael Bitner, vice president of sales and product management for Dapra, said, "Dapra believes strongly in the continuing advancement of technological knowledge and utilization of resources designed to optimize manufacturing processes. The partnership with MachiningCloud is an effort toward the increased effectiveness of programming/processing methods through digital integration of Dapra cutting tool CAD data, along with other important application information, into the available tooling library. Instant access to manufacturer-provided cutting tool dimensional data provides a significant shortcut to the finished program, as well as a reduced opportunity for errors that can result in the manual tool-building process."

Related Glossary Terms

  • computer numerical control ( CNC)

    computer numerical control ( CNC)

    Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.

  • computer-aided design ( CAD)

    computer-aided design ( CAD)

    Product-design functions performed with the help of computers and special software.

  • feed


    Rate of change of position of the tool as a whole, relative to the workpiece while cutting.

  • gang cutting ( milling)

    gang cutting ( milling)

    Machining with several cutters mounted on a single arbor, generally for simultaneous cutting.

  • milling


    Machining operation in which metal or other material is removed by applying power to a rotating cutter. In vertical milling, the cutting tool is mounted vertically on the spindle. In horizontal milling, the cutting tool is mounted horizontally, either directly on the spindle or on an arbor. Horizontal milling is further broken down into conventional milling, where the cutter rotates opposite the direction of feed, or “up” into the workpiece; and climb milling, where the cutter rotates in the direction of feed, or “down” into the workpiece. Milling operations include plane or surface milling, endmilling, facemilling, angle milling, form milling and profiling.


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