Harvey Performance Co. LLC partners with Autodesk Inc.

Published
October 01,2018 - 04:45pm

Harvey Performance Co. LLCROWLEY, MA (August 29, 2018) – Harvey Performance Company is proud to announce, effective immediately, the entire end mill tool libraries for both Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions, representing more than 14,000 SKU’s, are available to upload into Autodesk’s Fusion 360 CAM Software. This new partnership between Harvey Performance Company’s leading cutting tool brands and Autodesk eliminates the need for machinists to manually build Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions tools for projects programmed with their Fusion 360 CAM program, resulting in substantial time savings.

Autodesk Partnership Overview

         All Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions end mills are now available to download and easily import into Autodesk’s Fusion 360 software.

         Comprehensive dimensional and required geometrical data, data users would otherwise be required to measure themselves, is now available for more than 14,000 tools.

         Speeds and feeds information is not prepopulated, allowing users to determine the appropriate running parameters for their specific job and machining setups.

         Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions will continue to add more tool libraries for import into the Fusion 360 CAM software over the next several months. Future updates will include Harvey Tool specialty profiles and drills, as well as Helical Solutions Chamfer Mills.

“Before our partnership with Autodesk, Fusion 360 users would have to manually import the tool’s .DXF from the Harvey Tool or Helical Solutions websites, or edit the tool in the software, defining all of the dimensions of our tools,” said Harvey Performance Company Technical Development Engineer David Pichette. “Through this partnership, tools available for download will already have all of the necessary tool dimensions and required geometries defined. The customer can confidently import them directly from their download folder into Fusion 360, add them to the job they are working on, and eliminate a big chunk of time-consuming work.”

“We feel our partnership with Autodesk is a tremendous advantage for our customers and consistent with how we strive to delight our customers,” said Harvey Performance Company Vice President of Engineering Jeff Davis. “Not only do we process orders and ship tools same-day to provide a time advantage, but even programming a job is faster now. This is just another example of Harvey Performance Company going the extra mile.”

Related Glossary Terms

  • computer-aided manufacturing ( CAM)

    computer-aided manufacturing ( CAM)

    Use of computers to control machining and manufacturing processes.

  • milling machine ( mill)

    milling machine ( mill)

    Runs endmills and arbor-mounted milling cutters. Features include a head with a spindle that drives the cutters; a column, knee and table that provide motion in the three Cartesian axes; and a base that supports the components and houses the cutting-fluid pump and reservoir. The work is mounted on the table and fed into the rotating cutter or endmill to accomplish the milling steps; vertical milling machines also feed endmills into the work by means of a spindle-mounted quill. Models range from small manual machines to big bed-type and duplex mills. All take one of three basic forms: vertical, horizontal or convertible horizontal/vertical. Vertical machines may be knee-type (the table is mounted on a knee that can be elevated) or bed-type (the table is securely supported and only moves horizontally). In general, horizontal machines are bigger and more powerful, while vertical machines are lighter but more versatile and easier to set up and operate.