MazaCAM absolutely saves us time in a number of ways, including switching programs back and forth between controls, making programming easier even on simpler programs, verifying the parts and cuts. It saves us from crashes. It has increased profitability for us, and cuts down our turn-around time.
We have a total of about fourteen CNCs — lathe and milling. MazaCAM programs all of them.
First, the biggest benefit of having your software is having the capability to switch back and forth between controls. MazaCAM makes this easy.
Next, it absolutely saves us on time programming, even on our parts that aren't complicated. I can quickly draw them up with no problem at all. We also do some programs that are about three or four pages long. So being able to just program it, on a floppy and then just put it in the machine is tremendous.
Even if we had it on the machine, for them to punch it in or figure it out is nuts. I was here when we didn't have MazaCAM; crashes were always a problem, especially when you had to do it by hand. Now, we use MazaCAM to verify the parts and cuts — It checks the amount of crashes and that's big time.
It can save us ten hours a week at times, sometimes it might be less and other times it might be more. We've had your system probably for at least eight to ten years, so it's been a while; before your software we were doing everything manually.
We do is a lot of custom work for medical companies where we have to make from one to five pieces and the turn-around time has to be in a week or so. So that's when it comes in really handy.
A lot of the drawings are angles, radiuses and blending points when if we didn't have MazaCAM we'd be in big trouble. That's where we save a lot of time. It's really easy to use!
Even now most of the machinists that used to punch in programs by hand, even on simple programs, will ask us to do it on the system because they don't want to make a mistake and they know it's faster then them fighting it all out. Even on a one to five piece run.
MazaCAM has increased profitability for us because now I can basically charge for the time it takes an average shop to do a part (because that is the value of it), but be able to do it much quicker, saving time while doing it.
Ferry Machine Corp.
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