Machine tool manufacturer WaldrichSiegen is defined by two words: accuracy and performance. The company specialises in large machine tools and its customers are mainly manufacturers of heavy marine engines, crankshafts and turbine rotors, all of whom are increasingly demanding. That is why WaldrichSiegen has invested in future-oriented technologies such as Vericut simulation, G-code verification and optimisation software.
With the production simulation of NC data, WaldrichSiegen recreates the real machining situation with a “virtual processing machine on the desk”.
The company not only uses Vericut simulation software to streamline its own manufacturing processes, but that of its customers too. Indeed, the company wants to use digital transformation and its integral elements, such as the digital twin in Vericut, to develop new fields of activity and provide customers with real added value.
Timo Hees, application technician at WaldrichSiegen, says: “When a customer orders a machine we often carry out studies upstream so that we can determine and evaluate subsequent machining times at an early stage. It’s well thought out and well done: we simulate the customer’s machining in Vericut to demonstrate the cutting and process times for the parts, even before the actual machine is installed at the customer’s premises. This makes it possible to make valid business decisions at all levels. Vericut is an integral part of the project. The machine is then made available to the customer with the kinematics developed in collaboration and tested by WaldrichSiegen. This is the only way to guarantee that all functions can be performed appropriately, so that the customer can already perform their own simulation and check internally in Vericut if everything is in line with what they had planned.”
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