Canadian Manufacturing

SolidCAD launches their newest tool MAKE Productivity for Autodesk PowerMill®

MAKE Productivity can also allow users to automate 90-100% of their complex finish programming by using the guided workflow.

August 23, 2021  by CM Staff

TORONTO &mdash On Aug. 23, SolidCAD, an Autodesk Platinum Partner, announced the launch of their newest product, MAKE Productivity. MAKE Productivity for PowerMill® is a tool to boost CAM programming productivity, provide staffing flexibility to overcome skilled labour shortages, and better optimize machine scheduling and utilization by programming ahead of run-time.

MAKE Productivity provides more capabilities for automating simple and complex multi-axis manufacturing processes, along with “on-demand” digital learning modules and training for the user’s self-directed learning plans.

MAKE Productivity can also allow users to automate 90-100% of their complex finish programming by using the guided workflow. Paired with Autodesk’s PowerMill® Ultimate, this product allows for simultaneous 5-axis programming automation and enhanced machine simulation of NC programs, tool changes, and laser cycles. Users can now better optimize after-hours license use by creating a batch calculation queue for “lights-out” calculation of multiple projects.

“SolidCAD is responding to our customer’s needs for a robust and customizable solution to automate their complex CAM programming processes,” says Robert Kobielski, Sales Manager of Advanced Manufacturing at SolidCAD. “MAKE Productivity is providing the enhancements and value-added tools for which our customers have been requesting, and we are pleased to have developed this collaboratively to suit these needs.”

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SolidCAD offers two versions of the product that work with Autodesk’s Standard or Ultimate versions of PowerMill®. With MAKE Productivity and PowerMill® Standard, users will have the ability to create NC code for high-speed 3-axis machining, 3+2 programming, 2.5D milling, turning, and toolpath safety verification. While MAKE Productivity and PowerMill® Ultimate will have all the standard features plus machine simulation, tool change and laser cycle validation, and access to full 5-axis programming, and more.

To learn more about this product, visit SolidCAD’s website at https://www.solidcad.ca/products/solidcad-products/make-productivity/.

SolidCAD will also be attending this year’s Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) from October 4-7, 2021, in Toronto at the International Centre. Stop by to get a first look in-person of MAKE productivity at Booth #2631.


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