In addition to numerous improvements and further developments in the TDM Shopfloor Manager and the Tool Crib apps, the latest release also provides new modules in TDM Global Line:
In addition to TDM Global Line, the Tübingen-based tool data specialists also further developed its core solution, TDM.
With the new release, the TDM Feeds & Speeds Manager, among other things, is available to users. In conjunction with the Comara Box (PC connected to a machine tool), the actual applied cutting data is recorded, compressed and evaluated directly from the machine.
By comparing the planned cutting values that are defined in the NC program with the actual applied cutting values in the machine, in future, it will be possible to specify reliable cutting values as early as the planning phase. This reduces the risk of machine downtimes caused by incorrect feeds and speeds, and reduces the tooling costs, thanks to more targeted tool selection and procurement. Furthermore, using this module leads to comprehensive time-savings in planning and production. The use of verified data for NC programming also improves product quality. Yet another advantage of using the TDM Feeds & Speeds Manager: The expertise from production is saved centrally; in other words, even if employees leave the company, the knowledge is retained.
With the latest release, many of the improvements are also the result of an intensive exchange with the customers and/or analyses of the TDM applications in the companies. In doing so, some applications for data and graphics maintenance have been optimized based on practical experience, meaning that the full utilization potential for existing data and graphics can be tapped. With the 2020 release, the completeness check of CAM-specific tool data has also become more transparent. And yet another customer demand has been met: The automated calculation of collision data. This is something that is particularly advantageous for CATIA and NX users.