Successful interface programming
toolcraft partners with BCT GmbH and JANUS Engineering AGGeorgensgmünd, )
Creation of a crucial software interface
Toolcraft can use the OpenARMS software as a machine-oriented solution to precisely adapt tool paths during the further machining of additively manufactured components. Until now, however, there was no interface to Siemens NX, which made the transition from engineering to manufacturing much more difficult. In close coordination and cooperation between JANUS, BCT and toolcraft, this interface was designed and ultimately programmed and implemented by JANUS Engineering AG. Measuring points can now be selected directly on the CAD model in the Siemens NX environment and the measuring operation can be transferred to OpenARMS via the interface with just one click. The automated adaptive post-processing can then take place on the component by OpenARMS. This has enabled toolcraft to significantly advance the automation of the manufacturing process chain for additive components.
In the future, the medium-sized company will continue to cooperate with BCT and JANUS Engineering to explore and unlock other areas of potential offered by interface programming. For instance, plans are in place to develop a training course on this topic at AMbitious – a business area of toolcraft specialising in training, consulting and software in the area of additive manufacturing. This will be a "one-stop training" with Siemens NX and OpenARMS and their use.