LMT Onsrud LP, Waukegan, Ill., and MachiningCloud Inc., Camarillo, Calif., are partnering to provide LMT Onsrud product data in the cloud. LMT Onsrud manufactures solid-carbide endmills, PCD tooling and routing tools, among other tooling. MachiningCloud is a product data provider for cutting tools, CNC machines and workholding. The LMT Onsrud-MachiningCloud partnership will utilize the convenience of cloud-based technology. This will enable customers to optimize the way they gather information for manufacturing operations by reducing their need to research multiple catalogs or websites seeking the cutting tool that best fits their cutting conditions. Furthermore, LMT Onsrud's customers will be able to increase their productivity and achieve greater accuracy by easily downloading descriptive, usage and geometric information directly into their shop-floor software, such as CAM, simulation and tool management systems.
Per Mark Hemmerling, LMT Onsrud's vice president of sales and marketing, "At LMT Onsrud, we see the MachiningCloud solution as a seamless fit for our customers to research and select the most appropriate cutting tool for their application. More than ever, CNC programmers are being stretched to their limits, and by streamlining the data exchange, they can focus on what matters most: productivity."
"The ability for LMT Onsrud customers to feed product data directly into their shop software offers a tremendous benefit over paper catalogs and websites, as MachiningCloud eliminates the need for manual entry," says Pierre-Francois Tavard, senior product manager of MachiningCloud. "Finding the right cutting tool quickly and reducing the time to assemble the optimum combination of tool components will enable customers to save time and improve their shop's workflow."
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 manufacturing ( CAM)
computer-aided manufacturing ( CAM)
Use of computers to control machining and manufacturing processes.
Rate of change of position of the tool as a whole, relative to the workpiece while cutting.
- polycrystalline diamond ( PCD)
polycrystalline diamond ( PCD)
Cutting tool material consisting of natural or synthetic diamond crystals bonded together under high pressure at elevated temperatures. PCD is available as a tip brazed to a carbide insert carrier. Used for machining nonferrous alloys and nonmetallic materials at high cutting speeds.