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WHAT'S TOOL DATA MANAGEMENT?

Increase your machining productivity with TDM systems today.

In a modern machine shop, the data flow of cutting tools is integral to success. Cutting tools need to be on the right machine at the right time. To ensure a seamless process, all systems in planning and on the shopfloor must communicate with one another. A uniform database for tools is an essential prerequisite.

Here's what's in it for you:

  • Optimized processes and more efficient workflow
  • Fewer machine downtimes
  • Shorter setup times
  • Cost and time savings
  • Greater transparency
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TOOL DATA MANAGEMENT THAT PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

TDM Systems x Siemens NX Integration

Calling all Siemens software users: Our tool data management system supports Feature-Based Machining with its CAM integration to NX. The search process directly accesses the tool assemblies created in the TDM database. They are primarily filtered according to the criteria of machine adapter and material. Of course, other criteria can be added as well. The teaching approach of NX makes it possible to seamlessly link operations with potential tool parameters in the NX knowledge library. The TDM NX interface supports this process. The identified tools are directly loaded to NX without any need for extra commands.

Tool data management software users of the TDM Base Module and the TDM NX CAM integration were already able to select tools based on various criteria using the tool search functions and load them into NX. Previously, this process had to be performed separately for each machining step. Now elements of the NC program creation process are automated, including tool scheduling. This leads to dramatic improvements especially time savings. In addition, mainly predefined stock tools are scheduled, which reduces tool stock and makes it possible to plan tool use.

These industry leaders chose TDM Systems to ensure their tool data management is in the best of hands.

Sandvik Coromant

“Keeping track of our thousands of tools and tool components used to be a headache, and consume needless people hours. Now we know what we need to stock in terms of cutting tools, tool assemblies, you name it, so that’s definitely streamlined the purchasing function.”

Clearwater Engineering

Clearwater Engineering

“Along with the 45% reduction in scrap rate because of the wrong holders used or tools being set wrong, Clearwater Engineering had a 26% reduction in tool usage, 350 hours savings in setup as well as other savings since implementing TDM.”

IS A TOOL DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM THE RIGHT FIT FOR ME?

Find out what tool data management can do for you: call us at (314) 549-8110 or fill out the form below and we'll get back to you within 24hrs.

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