Discover Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) solutions at the Southern Manufacturing Show with NT CADCAM (stand P62)

For years, manufacturing companies have been trying to manage data to improve machine performance. Now, NT CADCAM's Performance Improvement Management (PIM) solution from Visual Factories can work outside an expensive ERP system to help customers solve root cause analysis, ensure true cost per part and improve OEE.

NT CADCAM will showcase Visual Factories at the Southern Manufacturing Show, alongside its portfolio of world-leading CAD software, SOLIDWORKS® and proven CAM solutions from CAMWORKS®.

Visual Factories is a ground-breaking Performance Improvement Management (PIM) solution designed to help companies optimise the manufacture of high value or high volume components and improve their OEE. It is a godsend to companies with multiple factories who are crying out for an overall view of activity, and has incredibly powerful reporting that can provide instant or scheduled updates to production managers and controllers before that all important morning meeting.

Visual Factories is quick to set up, easy-to-use and cloud-based so you can monitor the profit and loss of your machines wherever they are in the world. And does not have to be bolted onto an expensive ERP system. The countries that are surpassing OEE rates are the Chinese and Japanese, with companies such as Toyota achieving high OEE rates of 87.5%. NT CADCAM’s solution can assist UK companies who want to achieve similar rates.

NT CADCAM will also be demonstrating CAMWorks® from Geometric, which is fully associative to SOLIDWORKS® 3D CAD and the latest tooling techniques from CAMWorks® too. These include: VoluMill, which can reduce machining time by as much as 85% and increase tool life by as much as 500%; Virtual Machining, which simulates toolpaths directly form the G-code; and a new killer app – Machine to The Mean.

Ian Weston, business development director at NT CADCAM says: "In an environment where everyone is time-poor and the world is focused on what will happen to the UK manufacturing market post-Brexit, we want to support companies with best in class solutions. NT CADCAM is the only SOLIDWORKS reseller to provide and support the total end-to-end solution from Design through to Manufacture."

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