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Virtual Panel Event about Industrial Connectivity

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This 60-minute virtual panel discussion between industry experts will explore the intersection of connectivity (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference



Join us on 15 July 2021 on the MVC Technology Presentation Hub and explore eight online seminar theatres. (more)

PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

06/10/2021 - 07/10/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

Craft Pattern halves delivery times with PowerShape design software

Craft Pattern & Mold has reduced its delivery times by up to 50 percent in the ten years that it has been using Delcam's PowerSHAPE design software and the PowerMILL CAM system. The company provides rapid precision plastic or metal prototypes, and low-volume production parts for leading companies in the aerospace, agriculture, automotive, consumer products, electronics, medical and toy industries.

Established in 1986 to provide high-quality moulds and patterns for the foundry industry, Craft Pattern can now ship machined prototype parts within 14 days of receiving the customer's CAD file. According to owner Tony Cremers, "By combining our technical knowledge with the latest manufacturing technologies, we are dramatically reducing the development time for our clients." The company usually produces six to ten different patterns a week, depending on their size and complexity.

According to Cremers, the Delcam software allows his company to create models and secondary tooling in a day or even hours. "Previously, it might have taken up to a month to turn around castings or machined parts, but with the Delcam software, we can go from the customer's CAD file to patterns to castings in one to two weeks," he says. "The speed with which we can create toolpaths not only keep delivery times to a minimum, but keeps our shop running consistently."
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