Showa Tool Co. Ltd. partners with MachiningCloud Inc.

February 01, 2018 - 04:15pm
Showa Tool Co. Ltd.

Showa Tool Co. Ltd., Tottori, Japan, and MachiningCloud Inc., Camarillo, Calif., are partnering to provide Showa Tool product data in the cloud. Showa Tool manufactures and distributes toolholders, industrial cutting tools and machine parts. MachiningCloud is a product data provider for cutting tools, CNC machines and workholding. The Showa Tool-MachiningCloud partnership will utilize the convenience of cloud-based technology, which will enable customers to optimize the way they gather information for their manufacturing operations by effortlessly searching for the proper cutting tool that best fits their cutting conditions without having to search through catalogs or multiple websites. Furthermore, Showa Tool customers will be able to increase 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.

"The ability for Showa Tool customers to find the right cutting tool quickly and reduce the time to assemble the optimum combination of tool components will enable them to improve accuracy in their work process," said Pierre-Francois Tavard, senior product manager at MachiningCloud.

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.


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